Listen to Josh Gad as Olaf Recap the Star Wars Prequels
In an effort to get more people to vote for the U.S. Presidential election, Josh Gad took to Twitter and promised to recap the Star Wars prequels as Olaf should his message to get the vote out surpass 10,000 retweets, all of which had to include an “I Voted” sticker. Well, that number was quickly achieved and, true to his word, the actor jumped on Instagram and broke down George Lucas’ Star Wars prequels, namely The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith, using his Olaf voice in a manner similar to the scene in Frozen II where he recapped the previous film. Check out the video below!
Coincidentally enough, Olaf recently popped up in the short film Once Upon a Snowman, now streaming on Disney+. The animated short follows the cheerful scene stealer’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 and Dan Abraham, who both worked on Olaf’s animation in Frozen 2. It is produced by Nicole Hearon and Peter Del Vecho.
Frozen 2 saw the return of stars Kristen Bell (The Good Place), Idina Menzel, and Josh Gad (Murder on the Orient Express), as well as the additions of Sterling K. Brown (This is Us) and Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld).
The film was helmed by Academy Award-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck with Peter Del Vecho serving as a producer. It also featured music from Oscar-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
The first film was the smash hit of 2013, landing as the highest-grossing animated film of all-time and the highest-grossing film of the year with over $1.2 billion grossed worldwide. Frozen received rave reviews from critics and audiences, winning Oscars for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song for “Let It Go,” which also reached the top five on the Billboard 100.
Gad also appeared in the TV series Avenue 5 and Central Park, as well as the TV mini-series The Prince Bride. During the pandemic, the actor has conducted a number of reunions for popular films such as Ghostbusters and Back to the Future. He will next appear in the film Shrunk, a reboot of the 1989 film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.