Once Upon a Snowman Trailer Follows Olaf’s Journey Into Finding Himself
Walt Disney Animation Studios has released the official Once Upon a Snowman trailer for their newest animated short film, featuring Frozen‘s lovable snowman Olaf as he finds himself in a self-identity crisis. The short film will be available for streaming on Friday, October 23, exclusively on Disney+. Check out the video in the player below!
Once Upon a Snowman follows the cheerful scene stealer’s first steps as he comes to life and searches for his identity in the snowy mountains outside Arendelle. The short is expected to fill in gap between the moments after Elsa created to when Anna and Kristoff first meet him in the forest.
The new Disney+ short will center around Olaf’s untold origin story with Josh Gad set to once again reprise his iconic role. The animated short 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.