Frozen is still one of the biggest franchises to ever come out of Disney with so many movies and shorts being beloved by children everywhere. Disney is no stranger to capitalizing on the animated Princess franchise as they have been known for constantly making shorts featuring the lovable snowman himself Olaf. Now, Disney has something new in store this holiday season for Olaf as it has been announced that a new Olaf short will premiere this October on Disney Plus.
The short is known as Once Upon A Snowman, and will discuss the origins of Olaf from when Elsa created him to when he meets Anna and Kristoff. The short will be directed by Trent Correy, supervising animator on Olaf on Frozen 2 and storyboard artist Dan Abraham. Josh Gad will unsurprisingly reprise his role as the joyful snowman once again for this short. Corey and Abraham stated that, “To have the opportunity to work with him in the recording booth was such a privilege and career highlight.”
Disney releasing a short based off their own films that takes place during the events of the film is nothing new. Plenty of Disney shorts have come out showcasing the untold story of what happened to other characters while we witness the main conflict unfold. Shorts like Jack Jack Attack for The Incredibles and Dug’s Special Mission for Up are good examples of how Disney can show what audiences did not witness when first watching the original film. This short definitely seems to be in line with those other shorts and looks to be a fun little addition to the Frozen series even if some will still argue that the franchise has been overblown.
Once Upon A Snowman is set to premiere on Disney Plus October 23rd, 2020.