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Olaf snowman pose
Background information
Feature films Frozen
Big Hero 6
Frozen 2 (upcoming)
Short films Frozen Fever
The Art of Keeping Cool
Television programs It's a Small World: The Animated Series (cameo)
Sofia the First (upcoming)[1]
Video games Frozen: Olaf's Quest
Frozen Free Fall

Disney INFINITY series
Hidden Worlds
Olaf's Adventures
Frozen: Early Science
Disney Magical World 2
Park attractions World of Color
Disney Dreams!
Disney Magic on Parade
Celebrate the Magic
Festival of Fantasy Parade
Mickey's Soundsational Parade
A Frozen Holiday Wish
A Christmas Fantasy Parade
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade
Paint the Night Parade
Frozen Ever After
Mickey and the Wondrous Book
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators Hyrum Osmond
Mark Henn
Trent Correy
Voice Josh Gad
Performance model
Honors and awards Annie Award for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production (Josh Gad)
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Hapless (formerly), goofy, outgoing, innocent, creative, naive, kind-hearted, affectionate, whimsical, optimistic, dreamy, clumsy, wise-cracking
Appearance A snowman with three stone buttons, a carrot nose, stick arms, snowball feet, three twigs as hair, a buck tooth
Alignment Good
Goal To experience summer (succeeded)
Home Arendelle
Relatives Marshmallow (younger brother)
Snowgies (younger siblings)
Allies Sven, Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Grand Pabbie, the trolls, Snowgies, Marshmallow
Enemies Marshmallow (briefly)
Likes Summer, warm hugs, romance, ice cream cake, his carrot nose
Dislikes Melting, losing his carrot nose, yellow in snow
Powers and abilities The ability to disassemble himself at will
The ability to unlock a door's keyhole by using his carrot nose
Weapons Stick arms, his carrot nose
Fate Restored from melting by Elsa, and granted a "flurry" cloud to protect him from melting in summer's heat
Quote "Hi, everyone, I'm Olaf and I like warm hugs!"
"Some people are worth melting for."
"Love is putting someone else's needs before yours."
"Let's go bring back summer!"
Oh, I don't know why, but I've always loved the idea of summer. And sun, and all things hot.

Olaf is an enchanted snowman and a major character in Disney's 2013 animated feature film, Frozen.


Official Description

He's Olaf and he likes warm hugs. Sprung from Elsa's magical powers, Olaf is by far the friendliest snowman to walk the mountains above Arendelle. His innocence, outgoing personality and uncanny ability to disassemble himself at good and not-so-good times lead to some awkward, albeit laughable moments. He may also have the world's most impossible dream, but what he doesn't know won't melt him—or will it?


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A concept piece of Olaf.

In early versions of the movie, Olaf was supposed to be one of the first guards of Elsa's castle when the concept of Elsa controlling a legion of menacing snowmen was still in the story (notably, the only snowman minion to remain in the film would be Marshmallow). Chris Buck compared that version of the character to a trial run of someone's first pancake where the cook throws out the pancake after the cook finds out that it is burnt on the bottom.[2]

In this version of the film, according to Jennifer Lee, Olaf was acerbic and often came off as mean-spirited as his attitude and persona greatly differed from what he would become in the final project. This actually led Jennifer Lee to advise the filmmakers to revamp the character entirely once she came onto the project.[3]

In order to keep him from getting too complex, Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee wanted Olaf to have a childlike innocence. Akin when a child makes a snowman for the first time where the heads are never perfect, and the body is disproportionate. That was the idea for the directors when they were thinking what kids would think of a snowman.

Olaf had to earn his place in the film. Jennifer Lee says that he couldn't just be thrown in, that he had to have a purpose, and one of his purposes is that he is the embodiment of the love between Elsa and Anna.[3]


When Elsa flees Arendelle...she starts playing with the very magic she’s been hiding for so long. The snowman she creates comes from memories of the happy times she shared with Anna when they were young. Olaf represents that pure innocence and childhood joy.
―Jennifer Lee, Frozen screenwriter

Olaf's dream of experiencing summer.

Olaf is an excessively benevolent snowman—optimistic, outgoing, and welcoming to all of whom he meets. The living embodiment of the bond between Anna and Elsa, and the memories of their youth, Olaf retains the childlike whimsy that surrounded the girls during their earliest days together, prior to their enforced separation. As such, he is childlike, far from a deep intellectual, innocent, and a hint too naive for his own good at times. Nevertheless, his imbued nature and devotion to the two sisters play an instrumental role in rekindling their broken relationship. The circumstances of his creation also results in the snowman harboring aspects and traits both sisters give off. Like Elsa, Olaf is selfless, constantly putting his safety at risk for the sake of those he cares about; most notably Anna, whom he immediately attaches himself to, upon their first meeting since the snowman's inanimate days. Like the younger sister, Olaf is an extreme optimist, often remaining relatively calm in perilous situations, or giving words of encouragement during the darkest hours.

He has an odd fascination for summer, possibly because young Elsa made him a snowman who loves warm hugs, and according to Olaf, he sometimes fantasizes about what summer would be like for a snowman, completely unaware of the consequences of his ambitious dream, making the poor snowman hapless.

Aside from his dominantly goofy side, Olaf is shown to have some intelligence to him, seen during his time with Anna in the third act. Here, it is he who teaches Anna the true meaning of love, stating it is the act of putting someone else's needs before your own. After the climax, when Anna sacrifices herself for Elsa, thus breaking the icy curse, Olaf was the first to realize Anna's sacrifice was an act of true love (it didn't have to be romantic), and that act is what saved the kingdom. He is also not as oblivious as he seems, as he was quite skeptical about the trolls at first, when he thought they were mere rocks, even, out of love, urging Anna to run, believing Kristoff was delusional and potentially dangerous.

Olaf is also prone to making considerably sassy remarks in several scenes; the most notable example arguably being his jab at Kristoff, calling the mountain man a "funky-looking donkey" upon their first meeting. It should be noted that, due to his innocence, Olaf likely makes such remarks without any realization of the slight impudence, meaning he's merely speaking his mind and giving a genuine thought.

Physical appearance


An example of Olaf's unique ability.

Olaf is a small snowman divided into three balls of snow (five, if one counts his legs), though he has the ability to rearrange his appearance at will. Three black rocks modeled as buttons are on his body, one on his midsection and two on his bottom. Underneath his bottom are two stubs of snow that serve as his legs to move around. He has two stick arms and three twigs on his head that resemble small strands of hair. On each arm are four fingers. His head takes up a third of his body, and is oval-shaped with a stretched face. The snow around the top of his mouth is shaped to resemble a buck tooth. In between his eyes and mouth is a carrot nose. When he was inanimate, his eyes were also made of rock. However, when living, his eyes are cartoony with black pupils. He also has eyebrows above them. Olaf's body parts are also capable of autonomy, and can be rearranged or separated from Olaf without any harm happening to him. He cannot feel pain either - when he walks onto an ice spike, resulting in the spike passing through his mid-section, he merely looks down and says "Oh, look at that. I've been impaled." and giggles. However, he can feel some pain, shown when Anna pushed his carrot nose in too hard. He seems to be ticklish when Kristoff pushed him away from Sven. Despite being made of snow, Olaf has human characteristics, such as sleeping, eating (despite lacking a digestive system), breathing, and senses of smell, taste (despite not having taste buds), sound, touch, and obviously sight.


Frozen teaser

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Olaf coming across the Saffron Crocus flower in the teaser trailer.

Olaf and Sven star in the animated short used as the teaser trailer for the film. It begins with Olaf wandering around the snowy landscapes of the forest when he comes across a Saffron Crocus flower. Intrigued by its beauty, Olaf takes a whiff which causes him to sneeze, his carrot nose flying off into the center of an icy lake, where's it's spotted by Sven, who's on the other side of the lake. The sight of the carrot was enough to get Sven extremely excited and head onto the slippery platform to fetch it, having Olaf believes he's trying to eat it. A race for the carrot then ensues, and the duo finally reach it, but Olaf accidentally flings it back onto the snowy land. Sven's able to escape the lake and retrieve the carrot before Olaf, much to the snowman's sadness. However, Sven returns and places the carrot onto Olaf's face, revealing he was merely trying to help get it back. Overjoyed, Olaf thanks the reindeer, the two form a new friendship just before Sven's shedding causes Olaf to sneeze once again, though it's his head that goes flying off as opposed to the carrot.


Olaf's creation

Young Anna and Elsa with the newly built Olaf.

When Anna and Elsa were children, Elsa would use her snow magic to play with Anna. A favorite pastime activity for the two sisters was building snowmen. On one such occasion, Elsa helped Anna build their own snowman who Elsa named Olaf to play with. At this point, Olaf isn't alive, but Elsa does voice him, saying, "Hi, I'm Olaf, and I like warm hugs!", to which little Anna says, "I love you, Olaf!".

Many years later, Elsa would exile herself from Arendelle after her snow magic was discovered and deemed dangerous. In the midst of embracing her abilities at her new ice palace home, Elsa recreates Olaf, but because of her greatly strengthened abilities, he is enchanted and given a mind and will of his very own, though Elsa was completely oblivious of her newfound creation. However, the enchanted Olaf has no memory of the moments spent with Anna and Elsa as a lifeless snowman years ago.

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Olaf meeting Sven, Anna and Kristoff.

Olaf then wanders around the mountains alone and blissfully lost, until he bumps into Anna, Kristoff and Sven the reindeer, who seek to bring Elsa back to Arendelle so that she can bring back summer after she accidentally caused an eternal winter. Though initially phased by him, Anna decides to add a carrot nose to the snowman, much to his delight. After making introductions to each other (and Olaf mistakes Kristoff and Sven to have the same name as the latter), Anna soon recognizes Olaf and quickly assumes it was Elsa who built him, to which he confirms. Kristoff then tells Olaf of their mission to bring back summer after Olaf constantly asked what their intentions on finding Elsa were. Extremely giddy with the idea of summer and its warmth, Olaf decides to happily guide the group to Elsa's castle, though Anna refrains from telling him about the dangers of summer for a snowman, so not to disappoint, leaving Olaf comically in the dark.


Olaf arriving in the ice palace to reunite with Elsa.

After a short journey, Olaf and the others find Elsa's ice palace, and the little snowman couldn't have been more eager, rushing up the icy staircase and to the main entrance door. However, Anna decides it may be best to enter alone, without Olaf and Kristoff, and request they remain outside for a minute. Olaf does just that, sitting outside beside Kristoff and counts to sixty, rushing inside once he does, completely overjoyed to see Elsa again. His presence proves there's love and beauty in her powers, and remind her of the joyful moments she spent with Anna. However, their childhood memories also remind Elsa of the haunting night when she nearly killed her sister, prompting her to leave the scene, asking Anna to leave once again. Anna refuses to leave without her sister, but the stubbornness only makes Elsa uncomfortable, causing her to lose control over her powers once again and accidentally freezes Anna's heart. Olaf and Kristoff run to her aid, but Anna claims all's well. She tries once again to get Elsa home, but the Snow Queen refuses yet again, forcefully prompting her next action due to Anna's stubbornness.

Olaf and Marshmallow

Olaf and Marshmallow.

In order to keep them away, Elsa creates a personal bodyguard named Marshmallow, a giant snowman. Olaf is thrilled to see another enchanted snowman, but is immediately kicked out along with Anna and Kristoff. The harming of Olaf angers Anna, and the princess fiercely (or as fierce as she can seem) throws a snowball at the snow beast, provoking him and leading to a chase. Olaf tells the gang to move ahead as he'll distract him, but with his body dismembered, that immediately proves to be difficult. Anna and Kristoff reach the cliff of a mountain, and begin making a snow anchor to lower themselves down safely. Olaf meets up with them seconds before Marshmallow, and tries his luck again in taming the monster, but to no avail. Marshmallow continues his pursuit for Anna and Kristoff, but Olaf tries to battle him, leading the smaller snowman to be kicked over the cliff edge, leaving Anna and Kristoff to be captured by Marshmallow, only to escape due to Anna's quick thinking, causing them both to plummet down alongside Olaf, though they all survive.

A bewildered Olaf and Anna meeting Kristoff's "family".

Once they recover their energy, Kristoff notices Anna'a hair turning white, rather alarmingly. To help, he takes the gang to a valley filled with mystical trolls. Along the way there, Olaf and Sven bond, forming a friendship, as does Kristoff and Anna, though in a romantic light. Upon arriving in the valley, Anna and Olaf only see what seem to be inanimate rocks. Judging Kristoff to be insane, Olaf urges Anna to run while he distracts him by pretending to acknowledge one of the rocks, just before the trolls awaken and welcome back Kristoff. Olaf joins in the trolls' cheer before realizing he was mistaken about Kristoff's name. Kristoff's adoptive mother, Bulda, believes Anna and Kristoff are a couple and the trolls gather to begin forming a wedding for the two, not realizing Anna's in danger. During it all, the two actually begin harboring affection towards one another, though Kristoff won't admit it in the least, and while that may be, Olaf and Sven are aware of the matter. However, before the wedding is complete, Anna nearly faints due to the powerful curse, and Pabbie, the king of the trolls, arrives upon sensing the magic, informing Anna that if she doesn't perform an act of true love, she'll freeze to death. The friends immediately rush back to Arendelle, believing a kiss from Hans, a prince Anna's engaged to, will break the curse.


Olaf sacrificing himself to save Anna.

Along the way, Olaf is accidentally separated from the group, and informs them that he'll meet with them at the castle. When he arrives, he finds Anna in the library, on the ground and quickly dying. She tells him Hans betrayed her and was never really her true love, and Olaf doesn't hesitate to start a fire to keep the princess warm. Fearing he'll melt, Anna tells Olaf to leave, but not wanting to abandon his friend, the snowman stays by her side, nearly melting during this time. Still heartbroken by the betrayal, Anna tells Olaf she doesn't even know what love is anymore, upon hearing his inquiry as to whether or not she has any ideas on an act of true love that can save her. Olaf then replies by telling Anna love is putting someone else's need before your own, using Kristoff as an example, thus revealing his true feelings to Anna, much to the princess' surprise. Suddenly, the library's window bursts open due to the strong winter winds, and Olaf rushes to close it.


Olaf's own, personal flurry created by Elsa, allowing him to enjoy summer.

Before he does, he notices Kristoff and Sven rushing back to the castle. Knowing Kristoff is truly the one that loves Anna, the two try to head out to meet him, with Olaf aiding the dying princess out of the castle and into the fjords. However, the powerful storm blows Olaf away, and once he reunites with everyone, he finds Elsa mourning for Anna, who unfortunately froze to death sacrificing her life to save Elsa from Hans. Just as Olaf mourns to this, Anna is miraculously returned to life, and Olaf exclaims that her self-sacrifice for her elder sister was an act of true love. His words help Elsa realize that love is the key to controlling her ability as she thaws Arendelle, bringing back summer. Overjoyed, Olaf smiles with glee, but quickly melts due to the summer heat. Elsa restores him and gives him a small flurry cloud to hover over his body and keep him completely cool, finally allowing the snowman to live his dream of experiencing summer and all its warm wonders.

During the kingdom celebration, Olaf is seen throughout the village enjoying the sights and sounds of the warm season, taking a whiff of some flowers. The pollen causes him to sneeze, however, and his carrot nose lands directly into Sven's mouth. The reindeer doesn't hesitate to suck it up, saddening the snowman. However, this was only a playful trick, and Sven immediately places the carrot back onto Olaf's face, where it belongs, prompting the overjoyed snowman to hug his friend affectionately. Olaf is last seen in the castle courtyard, enjoying the newly made ice skating rink created by Elsa for the kingdom's enjoyment.

Frozen Fever


Olaf with the Snowgies in Frozen Fever.

Taking place nearly a year after the events of the film, Anna's birthday has arrived, and Elsa is determined to make the day perfectly special for her younger sister. To help ensure every detail is precise, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven are stationed in the castle courtyard to assist with decorations. After putting the finishing touches on the cake, however, a mischievous Olaf takes a bite, immediately being told he's not allowed to, by Elsa, as the cake is for Anna and must remain in one piece until the princess' arrival. Understanding, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven are then left in charge to keep the courtyard intact until Elsa returns with Anna. Some time afterwards, miniature snow-babies (known as Snowgies) randomly appear, and instantly catch Olaf's attention.

Though the snowman is fascinated and excited by the sight of new "little brothers", the Snowgies soon begin causing a mess of things, and eventually make the birthday cake their target. Kristoff is able to use his swift movements to protect the cake, but the Snowgies soon tear down the "Happy Birthday" banner. Olaf volunteers to remanage it, but to disastrous results. By the time Anna and Elsa arrive at the courtyard, the Snowgies have been tamed, and Olaf excitedly welcomes the princess of honor, and unveils the surprise party attended by several friends and citizens of the kingdom.

At the end of the short, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven travel to Elsa's ice palace in the North Mountain, to have the Snowgies reside with Marshmallow. As Olaf walks them into their new home, he has appeared to have taken a shine to the Snowgies, even giving them names.



Olaf in the promotional ad for Sky Movies.

Olaf makes a small cameo in the animated mini-series, It's a Small World: The Animated Series, in the episode "Little Birds, Frost and Pine", being built by Anna and Elsa.

In an advertisement promoting Sky Movies, Olaf makes a notable appearance sliding down a blanket of snow as he encounters the commercial's host family, only to accidentally ram into a tree. He is later seen, seconds later, alongside Anna and Elsa.

In the 2014 animated feature film, Big Hero 6, a statue of Olaf can be briefly seen during Hiro and Baymax's first flight through the city.

Printed media

Olaf printed media

Since early promotion for the film began, Olaf has been a recurring character in several printed stories in the form of books, novels, comics, and other outlets.

Anna & Elsa: Sisterhood is the Strongest Magic

Olaf is a supporting character in these series of stories centering the relationship of Anna and Elsa, and their lives alongside their extended family (consisting of themselves, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven). Olaf plays several memorable roles in certain stories, including All Hail the Queen, where he spends the day with Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Sven. At one point, Kristoff takes the group to meet and view the ice harvesters, where Olaf adopts a block of ice as his "cousin".

In A Warm Welcome, Olaf believes there is a queen equivalent to Elsa in a far away kingdom, but with powers over fire and heat. Believing her kingdom is trapped in eternal summer, the group travels over to give assistance.

Olaf and Sven On Thin Ice

After believing Kristoff is taking a day off, Olaf decides to take the role of Official Arendelle Ice Master and Deliverer for the day, but causes havoc, alongside Sven, in the process. This story also confirms that Olaf now resides in the castle, alongside Anna and Elsa.

Olaf's Night Before Christmas

In the upcoming storybook, Olaf discovers and celebrates his first Christmas. The book will also feature a CD narration read by the snowman.

Video games

Olaf has made a few video game appearances so far. He notably served as the star of his own app entitled Olaf's Adventures, featuring a variety of mini-games. Additionally, costumes of Olaf were also featured in the Club Penguin episode, "Frozen Party", and LittleBigPlanet as part of the "Frozen Costume Pack". It should be noted that in Penguin, Olaf, himself, also makes a special appearance.


Olaf DI Render

The snowman's likeness is also featured in the popular Disney INFINITY, as a costume for the townspeople. Anna also mentions him, when she says to wait until he sees the new world in the Toy Box and that he would like it.

He was later confirmed as a playable character for Disney INFINITY 3.0 but only playable in the Toy Box.[4] His attacks include detaching his arm to use as a weapon, sneezing his nose off to attack enemies from afar, and a special attack based on "In Summer", where he summons the warmth of summer to melt the enemies around him, while posing in a lounge chair.

Frozen Free Fall

Notably, Olaf is also a companion character in the popular app Frozen Free Fall. He is unlocked upon reaching level 111. His special ability is "Hot Chocolate", which enables him to melt a selected tile, and every tile under it.

Before he was released as a companion, Olaf served as the game's mascot, appearing on the game's map, as well as the results board.

Frozen: Olaf's Quest

In promotion for the film, the tie-in game Frozen: Olaf's Quest centers around Olaf going on an adventure to find gifts for Anna, facing dangers such as the wolves and Marshmallow in the process.

Disney Parks

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Olaf, posing for a photo at Disney California Adventure.

During the winter season, Olaf was the host of the winter renditions of both World of Color in Disney California Adventure, as well as Disney Dreams! in Disneyland Paris, alongside Anna. Beginning in November of 2013, an animatronic Olaf began hosting Anna and Elsa's meet and greet in Disneyland, speaking to guests as they wait in line to meet the two princesses. Olaf also appears on Anna and Elsa's float in Disneyland Paris' Disney Magic on Parade as well as onboard the opening float for the Festival of Fantasy Parade.

Olaf also makes an appearance being built by young Anna and Elsa in the Frozen segment of Celebrate the Magic at the Magic Kingdom.

Olaf also appeared with Anna and Elsa in a Frozen themed float as part of the pre-parade for Mickey's Soundsational Parade in Disneyland. The float was integrated into "A Christmas Fantasy" parade in 2014, and also appears in "Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Parade", in the form of a walk around character.

Throughout the summer season, Olaf serves as a co-host (along with Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff) of the Frozen Summer Fun! event at Disney's Hollywood Studios. As of July 2015, Olaf makes a cameo during the bubble montage scene in Fantasmic!, alongside Anna and Elsa.

Olaf made his live, Disney theme park debut as a walk-around character on November 5, 2014, taking part in the nighttime event, A Frozen Holiday Wish. The huggable snowman also makes meet-and-greet appearances during the Frozen Fun promotion at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. His meet-and-greet spot is at "Olaf's Snow Fest", which is located within Stage 17 of Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure.

Olaf appears in the show Mickey and the Wondrous Book as a puppet, performed in Storybook Theater at Hong Kong Disneyland. The show is set when Mickey opens a magical book that can bring stories to life in a magical library, which Olaf falls out from. While Mickey tries to get the snowman back inside, the former is magically drawn into the book. From here, Mickey sets out to find Olaf's story after discovering the magic of the book and the power of its stories. Finally, Mickey and Goofy come across the story of Frozen and restore Olaf to his rightful place.


The Disney Wiki has an article focusing on the relationships of Olaf.


The Disney Wiki has a collection of quotes said by Olaf.


The Disney Wiki has a collection of images and media related to Olaf.


  • In the film, Olaf represents the happiness Elsa and Anna shared as young children. And, his desire to experience summer is symbolic of how Elsa wants to return to the old days of her childhood with her sister as her best friend.
    • Olaf's very creation is an expression of how hard Elsa's self-imposed isolation from Anna was on her. The first voluntary act she performs with her power (as soon she decides to "let it go"), is to build the snowman that Anna spent those long years begging her to make with her. As she creates him, she sings the words "Can't hold it back any more," revealing how dearly she always wanted to go play with her sister whenever she asked her to. It's possible that the sheer intensity of this long held desire was what brought Olaf to life, and if so, Elsa's later surprise when she discovers Olaf is alive may indicate that she never even admitted to herself how just badly she wanted to rekindle her friendship with Anna.
    • The destruction of the original Olaf marked the precise moment that Elsa and Anna's happy childhood friendship came to an end. Also, original Olaf, much like Anna and Elsa's friendship, was destroyed by Elsa's power running amok due to her internal personal distress.
  • Olaf may have been inspired by "The Snowman", another Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, where the eponymous snowman falls in love with a warm stove but cannot be with it because he would melt from it. As a result, he does not enjoy the cold weather. Eventually, the weather changes, causing the snowman to melt away.
  • In the film, Olaf's elbows were specifically animated to never move with the exception of his fantasy sequence during "In Summer".
  • Olaf was specially designed to appear as if a child had created him, with an uneven shape and such, which is a reference to how Elsa models him at the beginning of Frozen when she and Anna are young.
  • The animation and staging of the scene between Olaf and Sven during the epilogue of the film is similar to the teaser trailer's animation and staging, right down to Olaf's exclaiming, "Hello!"
  • In the blizzard scene, Olaf is blown away into the sky by a strong gale, similar to Scuttle in the storm scene in The Little Mermaid.
  • Early on in the film, when Anna and Elsa were seen as kids, Anna tells Elsa "the sky's awake." Olaf would later said this to Sven when they enter the Valley of the Living Rock. Also, as kids, Elsa helped Anna ice-skating with Olaf. Then by the end of the film, Olaf helps Anna ice-skating with Elsa. These are likely to reflect the childhood Anna and Elsa once shared.
  • His role resembles that of the sparrows that assist Gerda in The Snow Queen.
  • Olaf's name came from an Old Norse name "Aleifr," which means "ancestor's descendant" (referring to the fact that Olaf is Elsa's "descendant"), and is Nordic for "treasure". It is also pronounced "oh, laugh", referring to his role as comic relief.
    • Coincidentally, "Olaf' was the name of five kings of Norway, the country where Frozen takes place.
  • Olaf makes a cameo in Homer Simpson's video for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
  • In Frozen Fever, it is revealed that Olaf cannot spell or read.
  • John Lasseter, the Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios, was used as a performance reference for Olaf's line "He's craaazy...".[5]
  • In order to accurately animate Olaf's walk cycle to mimic the way a child would move, Olaf's supervising animator, Hyrum Osmond, used his son as a reference during production.[6]

External Links


  1. Sofia the First on
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  3. 3.0 3.1 [2]
  4. June Cover Revealed – Disney Infinity 3.0
  5. The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic, 2014.
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Films: Frozen | Frozen Fever | Frozen 2
Television: Once Upon a Time
Video games: Frozen: Olaf's Quest | Frozen Free Fall | Disney INFINITY | Disney INFINITY: 2.0 Edition | Disney INFINITY: 3.0 Edition
Music: Soundtrack | Disney Karaoke: Frozen
Books: Frozen: The Essential Guide | The Art of Frozen | Big Golden Book | Little Golden Book | Frozen: The Junior Novelization | A Sister More Like Me | Big Snowman, Little Snowman | Anna’s Act of Love/Elsa’s Icy Magic | Elsa's Gift | A New Reindeer Friend | Frozen Ultimate Sticker Book | Disney Read-Along | Storybook Deluxe | Anna & Elsa: Sisterhood is the Strongest Magic | Graphic Novel | Phantoms of Arendelle | Olaf and Sven On Thin Ice | Anna Is Our Babysitter | A Frozen Heart | Frozen Fever: The Deluxe Novelization | Anna's Birthday Surprise | Olaf's Perfect Day | Anna & Elsa's Childhood Times | Across the Sea | Frozen Spring Fever

Disney Parks

Scandinavia | Frozen Summer Fun! | Frozen Ever After | Anna & Elsa's Boutique | For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration | A Frozen Holiday Wish | Mickey and the Wondrous Book


Frozen: Anna | Elsa the Snow Queen | Kristoff | Hans | Olaf | Sven | The Duke of Weselton | Grand Pabbie | Marshmallow | The Duke of Weselton's Bodyguards | The King and Queen of Arendelle | Trolls | Bulda | Cliff | Oaken | Sitron | Wolves | Kai and Gerda | The Dignitaries | Castle Guards | Hans' Brothers (mentioned only)
Frozen Fever: Snowgies


Arendelle | Elsa's Ice Palace | The Southern Isles | Weselton | Arendelle Castle | Valley of the Living Rock | Arendelle Chapel | Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Sauna | The North Mountain


Frozen: Vuelie | Frozen Heart | Do You Want to Build a Snowman? | For the First Time in Forever | Love is an Open Door | Let It Go | Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People | In Summer | Fixer Upper
Frozen Fever: Making Today a Perfect Day
Deleted songs: Love Can't Be Denied | We Know Better | More Than Just The Spare | Life's Too Short (Reprise) | Spring Pageant | You're You | Reindeer(s) Remix


Kristoff's Sled

See Also

Ice Hotel | Musical | The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic | Frozen: The Official Magazine | It's a Small World: The Animated Series | Disney On Ice

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Disney INFINITY | Disney INFINITY: 2.0 Edition | Disney INFINITY: 3.0 Edition

Playable Characters

Disney INFINITY: Jack Sparrow | Mr. Incredible | Sulley | Sorcerer Mickey | Lightning McQueen | Woody | Mater | Buzz Lightyear | Mike Wazowski | Randall Boggs | Hector Barbossa | Davy Jones | Helen Parr | Dash Parr | Violet Parr | Syndrome | John Reid | Tonto | Jack Skellington | Phineas Flynn | Perry the Platypus | Jessie | Wreck-It Ralph | Vanellope | Rapunzel | Elsa | Anna | Holley Shiftwell | Francesco Bernoulli
Disney INFINITY: 2.0 Edition: Iron Man | Captain America | Hulk | Black Widow | Thor Odinson | Hawkeye | Nick Fury | Loki Laufeyson | Maleficent | Merida | Spider-Man | Venom | Iron Fist | Nova | Rocket Raccoon | Groot | Star-Lord | Gamora | Drax the Destroyer | Stitch | Tinker Bell | Aladdin | Jasmine | Donald Duck | Baymax | Hiro Hamada | Falcon | Yondu | Sam Flynn | Quorra
Disney INFINITY: 3.0 Edition: Yoda | Ultron | Luke Skywalker | Fa Mulan | Anakin Skywalker | Leia Organa | Han Solo | Ahsoka Tano | Darth Vader | Darth Maul | Obi-Wan Kenobi | Finn | Rey | Joy | Sadness | Anger | Fear | Disgust | Minnie Mouse | Olaf | Chewbacca | Hulkbuster Iron Man | Ezra Bridger | Kanan Jarrus | Garazeb Orrelios | Sabine Wren | Boba Fett | Spot | Judy Hopps | Nick Wilde

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Disney INFINITY: Hamm | Rex | Slinky Dog | Emperor Zurg | Joshamee Gibbs | Pintel and Ragetti | Edna Mode | Rick Dicker | Mirage | Luigi | Ramone | Flo | Chick Hicks | The King | Guido | Finn McMissile | Shu Todoroki | Carla Veloso | Tractors | Rotor Turbosky | Art | Scott "Squishy" Squibbles | Terri and Terry Perry | Don Carlton
Disney INFINITY: 2.0 Edition: Wasp | Captain Marvel | Ant-Man (Hank Pym) | Sif | MODOK | Frost Giants | Iron Patriot | Winter Soldier | Mysterio | Doctor Octopus | Black Cat | White Tiger | Power Man | J. Jonah Jameson | Cosmo the Spacedog | The Collector | The Witch | Pleakley | Golden Harp
Disney INFINITY: 3.0 Edition: R2-D2 | C-3PO | Jabba the Hutt | Jar Jar Binks | King Candy | Marshmallow | Yokai


Cruella's car | Ratcatcher | Pumpkin Coach | Lightsaber | Darkwing Duck's gas gun | Black Pearl | Identity Disc | Plasma Cannon Mark I | Candy Kart | King Candy's Royal Racer | Pizza Planet truck | Recognizer | Light Runner | Pixar Ball | The Jolly Roger (Disney Parks version) | The Electric Mayhem Bus | Baseball Launcher

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Mickey and Friends: Mickey | Minnie | Donald | Daisy | Goofy | Pluto | Chip and Dale | Oswald | Ortensia | Duffy | ShellieMay | Huey, Dewey and Louie | José Carioca | Panchito Pistoles | Clarabelle Cow | Horace Horsecollar | Max Goof | Clarice
Pooh and Pals:Pooh | Tigger | Piglet | Eeyore | Rabbit | Owl | Roo | Kanga | Christopher Robin | Lumpy
Lilo and Stitch:Stitch | Lilo | Scrump | Pleakley | Jumba | Angel | Leroy | Dr. Hämsterviel | Ugly Duckling
Silly Symphonies: Donald Duck | Big Bad Wolf | Practical Pig | Fiddler Pig | Fifer Pig | Ugly Duckling
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Snow White | Doc | Grumpy | Happy | Bashful | Sneezy | Sleepy | Dopey
Pinocchio: Pinocchio | Jiminy Cricket | Figaro | Cleo | Gepetto | Blue Fairy | Honest John and Gideon | Lampwick | Monstro Fantasia: Mickey | Yen Sid | Chernabog | Hyacinth Hippo | Ben Ali Gator
Dumbo: Dumbo
Bambi: Bambi | Thumper | Miss Bunny
Cinderella: Cinderella | Jaq and Gus | Prince Charming |Fairy Godmother | Lucifer | Suzy | Perla
Alice in Wonderland: Alice | Mad Hatter | March Hare | Dormouse | White Rabbit | Cheshire Cat | Queen of Hearts | King of Hearts | Oysters
Peter Pan: Peter Pan | Tinker Bell | Wendy Darling | John Darling | Michael Darling | Captain Hook | Mr Smee | Nana | Tick Tock | Tiger Lily
Lady and the Tramp: Lady
One Hundred and One Dalmatians: Cruella De Vil | Lucky | Patch | Rolly
The Aristocats: Marie
The Little Mermaid: Ariel | Flounder | Sebastian | Eric | Ursula | Triton | Max | Scuttle
Aladdin: Aladdin | Abu | Genie | Jasmine | Jafar | Sultan | Iago | Rajah
Tangled: Rapunzel | Pascal | Maximus
Frozen: Elsa | Anna | Olaf | Kristoff | Sven | Hans | Snowgies
Big Hero 6: Hiro | Baymax | Fred | Wasabi | Honey Lemon | Go Go Tomago
Zootopia: Nick Wilde
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Jack Skellington | Sally | Zero | Lock, Shock, and Barrel
Toy Story: Woody | Buzz Lightyear | Hamm | Alien | Jessie | Bullseye | Stinky Pete | Lotso
Monsters, Inc.: Sulley | Mike
Inside Out: Joy | Sadness | Anger | Disgust | Fear | Bing Bong
Phineas and Ferb: Perry
Marvel: Spider-Man | Iron Man | Captain America | Thor | The Hulk | Black Widow | Star-Lord | Rocket Raccoon

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