New animated video reveals the origins of the playful, summer-loving snowman from Disney’s award-winning ‘Frozen’ franchise.
The previously untold origins of Olaf, the innocent and insightful, summer-loving snowman from the Academy Award-winning 2013 Disney animated feature, Frozen, and its 2019 sequel, are revealed in the all-new Walt Disney Animation Studios animated short, Once Upon a Snowman.
The new 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, directed by Trent Correy (animation supervisor of “Olaf” in Frozen 2); and Dan Abraham (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 once again by award-winning actor Josh Gad.
“This is an idea that started to form when I was an animator on the first Frozen,” explained 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.”
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ animated short, Once Upon A Snowman, debuts exclusively on Disney+ October 23, 2020.