Olaf's Frozen Adventure is an upcoming featurette produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. It is the third installment of the Frozen series though, unlike the previous entries, mostly follows the film's comic reliefs, Olaf and Sven. It will premiere in front of Coco on November 22, 2017.[2]


Olaf (voice of Josh Gad) teams up with Sven on a merry mission in Walt Disney Animation Studios' 21-minute featurette "Olaf's Frozen Adventure." It's the first holiday season since the gates reopened and Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) and Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel) 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.[3]



The short was announced to air on ABC in late 2017 as a television special. As development increased, however, the project was deemed "too cinematic" for television, thus became a theatrical featurette. Emmy award-winning directors Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton are set to direct the project, while Roy Conli (Big Hero 6) is set to produce.[4][5][2]

Frozen songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez were too busy to helm the music for the project, but were directly involved in the choosing of the songwriting duo Kate Anderson and Elyssa Samsel. Four original songs were composed for the special.

When speaking to Entertainment Weekly about the feauturette, executive producer John Lasseter explained that the short will coexist alongside the original 2013 Frozen and the 2015 short Frozen Fever as one coherent story-arc for Anna and Elsa, which will all coalesce in the 2019 full-length feature sequel, Frozen 2.[2]


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  • This will be the first animated Frozen project not to be directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, produced by Peter Del Vecho, or to feature music written by the Lopez couple. Christophe Beck will return to compose the music score with newcomer Jeff Morrow, however.
  • This will be the first Disney featurette to be theatrically released since 1990's Mickey Mouse short The Prince and the Pauper.
  • This will be the second non-Pixar short to be theatrically released with a Pixar film after 1990's Roger Rabbit short Roller Coaster Rabbit (which was theatrically reissued with Toy Story back in 1995). However, in the United Kingdom, since Coco will not be released in the UK until January 19, 2018,[6] the short will instead be shown with special screenings of Frozen on November 25 and 26.[7]
  • This will be the second theatrical Frozen short after Frozen Fever.
  • The painting of young Anna and Elsa with King Agnarr and Queen Iduna seen in the castle is based on a piece of concept art for the original Frozen (a notable difference is that the hair color in the concept art was changed to match the final designs of Agnarr and Iduna in the film).
  • A plush doll of Nessie from The Ballad of Nessie can be seen amongst the gifts on Olaf and Sven's sleigh.
  • This will be the first Frozen film to be shot in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio, unlike the Frozen films were produced in 2.24:1.


  1. "Christophe Beck Scoring Disney's Olaf's Frozen Adventure". Film Music Reporter (June 15, 2017).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Snetiker, Marc (June 13, 2017). "John Lasseter talks Olaf's Frozen Adventure, debuts first look". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on June 13, 2017.
  3. Trumbore, Dave (June 13, 2017). "Witness the First Trailer for 'Olaf's Frozen Adventure' Featuring Josh Gad".. Retrieved on June 13, 2017.
  4. "Disney announces Frozen holiday special".. (February 9, 2016). Retrieved on February 9, 2016.
  5. "ABC to Air FROZEN Holiday Special in 2017; Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell & Josh Gad to Return!".. Broadway world (February 9, 2016). Retrieved on February 23, 2016.
  6. Ryan Watson (May 10, 2017). "Latest film release changes: Coco pops in 2018".. Digital Cinema Media. Retrieved on September 8, 2017.
  7. Duncan, Amy (September 7, 2017). "Olaf's Frozen Adventure gets a new trailer as Disney unveils special plans for its November launch", Metro, DMG Media. Retrieved on September 8, 2017. 

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