“Once Upon A Snowman” Trailer: Frozen’s Short Prequel with Olaf’s Beginnings Is Coming Soon to Disney+
“Once Upon A Snowman“, an all-new original short, is coming to Disney+ on October 23 and it will reveal the backstory of one of the most beloved snowmen in Arendelle. The film is based on untold origins of Olaf and his search for his identity in the snowy mountains outside Arendelle. The 59 seconds heartwarming trailer will take you on a nostalgic trip to the first time we witnessed Olaf created by Elsa, him coming alive and taking his first steps and how he crossed paths with Anna, Kristoff and Sven wandering in the woods.
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) and produced by Nicole Hearon (associate producer “Frozen 2” and “Moana”) with Peter Del Vecho (producer, “Frozen 2”, “Frozen” and the upcoming “Raya and the Last Dragon”). Grammy Award winning actor Josh Gad reprises his role as Olaf, the summer loving snowman, in the upcoming prequel.
“This is an idea that started to form when I was an animator on the first Frozen,” explained Correy. “Dan Abraham and I are so grateful and excited to have had the opportunity to direct this short, working with our incredible colleagues at Walt Disney Animation Studios.”
“Josh Gad gives one of the great animated voice performances as Olaf through the Frozen films,” added Abraham. “To have the opportunity to work with him in the recording booth was such a privilege and career highlight.”