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Walt Disney Animation Studios Unwraps ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’

First trailer arrives for new Disney holiday featurette to debut in front of Pixar’s ‘Coco’ on November 22, 2017.

BURBANK, CA -- Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios are teaming up this holiday season when WDAS’ new featurette Olaf’s Frozen Adventure opens in front of Disney•Pixar’s original feature film Coco on Nov. 22, 2017. The new trailer for the featurette will run in front of Disney•Pixar’s Cars 3, beginning this Friday, June 16, when Lightning McQueen’s new big-screen adventure opens in theaters nationwide.

“I’m thrilled that Disney Animation’s featurette Olaf’s Frozen Adventure will be coming to theaters in November with Pixar’s Coco,” said John Lasseter, chief creative officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. “It’s a perfect pairing -- they’re both beautiful, heartfelt films about families and how people carry traditions forward. I can’t wait for audiences to get to see both of these terrific projects together on the big screen.”

Featuring four new original songs, the 21-minute featurette welcomes the original cast and characters back to the big screen, including Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), who is on a mission to harness the best holiday traditions for Anna (Kristen Bell), Elsa (Idina Menzel) and Kristoff (Jonathan Groff).

It’s the first holiday season since the gates reopened and Anna and Elsa host a celebration for all of Arendelle. When the townspeople unexpectedly leave early to enjoy their individual holiday customs, the sisters realize they have no family traditions of their own. So, Olaf sets out to comb the kingdom to bring home the best traditions and save this first Christmas for his friends.

Directed by Emmy-winning filmmakers Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton (Prep & Landing), produced by Oscar winner Roy Conli (Big Hero 6), with original songs by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson (“Between the Lines”), Olaf’s Frozen Adventure will be in theaters for a limited time beginning November 22.

“Stevie and I were deeply honored to be entrusted by John [Lasseter] to create an all-new story with these characters we love,” said Deters. “We’re thrilled to have our film play on the big screen with Coco during the holidays.”

“We loved getting in the recording booth with these incredible actors who know their characters inside and out,” added Wermers-Skelton. “We can’t wait for audiences to see the featurette, enjoy their performances, and hear the incredible new songs written by Elyssa and Kate.”

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure celebrates characters who won over audiences worldwide when Frozen first hit the big screen in 2013. Earning more than $1.27 billion globally, the film won two Academy Awards (best animated film and best original song with “Let It Go”) and a Golden Globe (best animated feature film). Slated for November 2019, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ untitled feature-length follow-up to the hit film reunites filmmakers Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck and Peter Del Vecho with the Grammy- and Oscar-winning songwriting duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.

Head over to EW for an exclusive interview with Lasseter about the project.

Source: Walt Disney Animation Studios

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.

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