Frozen has added a new story to the collection with the short Once Upon A Snowman which is now available on Disney Plus. Frozen has become one of the most successful Disney franchises with Frozen grossing over $1.28 billion worldwide and Frozen II grossing over $1.45 billion making these the two highest grossing animated films of all time.
Frozen has spawned a number of shorts with Once Upon A Snowman being the latest in a collection that includes Frozen Fever, and Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. The silly snowman has captured the hearts of many Disney fans as well as Disney animators. Which is never more clear than now with Once Upon A Snowman telling the untold story of Olaf’s time from when Elsa created him during “Let It Go” to when he finds Anna, Kristoff, and Sven.
Based on the trailer, Olaf’s first steps were not without trouble, which shouldn’t come as a surprise. Olaf gets into trouble from the moment he is created and goes on a search for his name as well as a nose. Olaf has become a beloved character in no small part thanks to Josh Gad’s wonderful portrayal.
ORIGINS OF THE FROZEN SHORT ONCE UPON A SNOWMAN
Once Upon A Snowman is a whimsical addition to the lore of Frozen, which writer/director Trent Correy has been thinking of since the first Frozen film. Olaf is the first character Correy animated, so it is no wonder he has a soft spot for the snowman. As Correy explains how the idea initially came to him “[Elsa] creates life and she walks away and I was like, there’s got to be a story there…I want to see what Olaf’s first steps are like and we don’t see them for another 20 minutes in the film.”
Once Upon A Snowman takes place during the first Frozen movie and we will see familiar favorites like Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Sven and Oaken the shop keeper. Following Olaf will show the story from a new perspective which should add a fun new layer to the well-known tale of Frozen. Disney has released an all-new clip from Once Upon A Snowman for fans to enjoy.
OFFICIAL DISNEY PRESS RELEASE FOR ONCE UPON A SNOWMAN
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ All-New Animated Short Showcases the Origins of Olaf; Josh Gad Returns to Voice the Huggable Snowman
Everyone knows that he likes warm hugs, but few know the whole story about Olaf’s first moments—until now. Beginning today, “Once Upon a Snowman” is available to stream exclusively on Disney+. The previously untold origins of the innocent and insightful, summer-loving snowman who melted hearts in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 2013 Academy Award®-winning “Frozen,” and its acclaimed 2019 follow-up, “Frozen 2,” are revealed in the all-new animated short.
The film follows Olaf’s first steps as he comes to life and searches for his identity in the snowy mountains outside Arendelle. “Once Upon a Snowman” is directed by Trent Correy (animation supervisor, “Olaf” in “Frozen 2”) and Dan Abraham (veteran story artist who boarded Olaf’s “When I Am Older” musical sequence in “Frozen 2”) and produced by Nicole Hearon (associate producer “Frozen 2” and “Moana”) with Peter Del Vecho (producer, “Frozen 2,” “Frozen” and the upcoming “Raya and the Last Dragon”). Olaf is voiced by award-winning actor Josh Gad.
Once Upon a Snowman is available to stream now, exclusively on Disney+. Are you going to watch the Frozen short Once Upon A Snowman? Are you excited to see Olaf’s origins? Leave your thoughts in the comments below or on our social media.