Frozen's fan favourite snowman "Olaf" is getting another new animated short! As Entertainment Tonight reports, Disney+ has announced that Once Upon a Snowman is coming to the streaming platform in October, and it will shed some light on how "Olaf" came to be!
Frozen short will take place shortly after "Olaf's" creation
"Olaf" was created by "Elsa" as she sang "Let It Go" in Frozen, but we aren't properly introduced to him until later on! Therefore, Once Upon a Snowman will take place during the time in between his creation and introduction to the audience. And as Entertainment Tonight shares, it will also finally explain why the talkative snowman loves summer so much!
"This is an idea that started to form when I was an animator on the first Frozen," director Trent Correy revealed. "Josh Gad gives one of the great animated voice performances as Olaf through the Frozen films," added co-director Dan Abraham. "To have the opportunity to work with him in the recording booth was such a privilege and career highlight."
"Olaf" has appeared in several Frozen projects over the years
Frozen came out in 2013, and its popularity sparked a number of projects that continued the franchise— many of them featuring "Olaf"! In 2015, the short Frozen Fever was released, followed by the holiday special Olaf's Frozen Adventure in 2017. Disney+ also chose to release Frozen II a few months early because of the coronavirus pandemic!
As well, the streaming platform created a series of short videos called At Home With Olaf. The first video in the series saw Olaf singing a heartfelt song called "I Am With You," which was intended to provide some comfort and reassurance during these uncertain times! And with "Olaf's" fun new origin story coming to Disney+ on October 23, we're sure that Frozen fans will be delighted to find out more about their favourite snowman!