In what is my new favorite Disney short, we learn all about Olaf’s beginnings.
Once Upon a Snowman, an all-new animated short streaming exclusively on Disney+, explores the origins of of the innocent and insightful, summer-loving snowman who melted our hearts in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 2013 Academy Award®-winning Frozen, and its acclaimed 2019 follow-up, Frozen 2.
The film follows Olaf’s first steps as he comes to life and searches for his identity in the snowy mountains outside Arendelle. What is perhaps most fun about the short is that we see Olaf’s story play out alongside what we saw happen in scenes with Elsa and Anna in Frozen.
Once Upon a Snowman is directed by Trent Correy (animation supervisor of 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). Olaf is voiced by award-winning actor Josh Gad.
Once Upon a Snowman is available to stream now, exclusively on Disney+