It was announced yesterday that, as part of their 25 Days of Christmas, Disney will be airing their newest installment of the Frozen saga, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, this Thursday, December 14th at 8pm on ABC.
If you haven’t been following the ins and outs of Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, it is a 20 minute short from Disney Animation that had been running before Coco in movie theaters until late last week. There was a backlash, of sorts, about the placement of the short with Coco for a few reasons. Among the concerns was the fact that it made the entire movie theater experience too long for children and that it was placed in a spot which is normally occupied by critically acclaimed Pixar shorts.
Here is a quick taste of what you can expect Thursday (source):
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. It is directed by Emmy®-winning filmmakers Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton (“Prep & Landing”), produced by Oscar® winner Roy Conli (“Big Hero 6”), and featuring a screenplay by Jac Schaeffer and four original songs by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson.