Any person who has ever seen the #1 and #2 animated films of all time FROZEN, have met and fell in love with the only lovable snowman on the planet besides Frosty – Olaf, voice by the incredibly talented Josh Gad. Once Upon A Snowman takes us back to the humble originals of Olaf while cleverly mixing that story with scenes from the Frozen family very much in the fashion of how we learn origins of Marty McFly from the Back To The Future franchise.
The film follows Olaf’s first steps as he comes to life and searches for his identity in the snowy mountains outside Arendelle. Audiences are delightfully treated to the discovery on how our round friend decided on a carrot for a nose, how he is introduced to Anna for the the first time, the shenanigans going on with him and a pack of wolves to how he ultimately became our forever friend – Olaf. Directed by Trent Correy (animation supervisor, “Olaf” in Frozen 2) and Dan Abraham (veteran story artist who boarded Olaf’s “When I Am Older” musical sequence in Frozen 2) a select group of journalists were treated to an exclusive conversation with them, Peter Del Vecho (Producer of Frozen, Frozen 2 and Princess and The Frog) and Becky Bresee (Dinoasur).
Learning that animation has been in all of their lives for decades was fascinating to hear, in addition to, the many entertaining improv recording sessions with Josh Gad, giggling at how a snowman prefers warm weather to figuring out how to break Olaf apart and bring him back together again in one whole piece for us to enjoy all over again.
Once Upon a Snowman is a magical, whimsical fun animated short journey that will bring a smile to your face, joy to your heart look and provide the entire family with a positive, simple story that will be around for many generation to come. Grab a cup of cocoa and your favorite jammies to curl cup and watch the Disney Plus debut exclusively on October 23, 2020.