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New Frozen short for Disney+

September 10, 2020

By Nik Roseveare

The previously untold origins of Olaf, the innocent and insightful snowman from Disney animated feature Frozen and its sequel, are set to be revealed in a new Walt Disney Animation Studios animated short, Once Upon a Snowman.

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, Moana) with Peter Del Vecho (producer, Frozen , Frozen 2, Raya and the Last Dragon). Olaf is voiced by Josh Gad.

“This is an idea that started to form when I was an animator on the first Frozen,” said Correy.” “Dan Abraham and I are so grateful and excited to have had the opportunity to direct this short, working with our incredible colleagues at Walt Disney Animation Studios.”

“Josh Gad gives one of the great animated voice performances as Olaf through the Frozen films,” added Abraham. “To have the opportunity to work with him in the recording booth was such a privilege and career highlight.”

Once Upon A Snowman will debut globally on Disney+ on October 23rd.

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