Just when you thought everyone had finally “let it go” (sorry, I had to), the cast of the 2013 hit Frozen have reunited for the Disney short Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, and you can watch the trailer now:
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In the trailer, we get a little bit of everybody—Elsa, Anna, Kristoff—but the focus of the short will be everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf, and the trusty sidekick reindeer, Sven. With the holiday season quickly falling upon Arendelle, re-connected sisters Elsa and Anna suddenly realize that they don’t have any real family traditions. Olaf, accompanied by Sven, sets off to discover what traditions neighboring families celebrate, and chaos and antics ensue, I can only imagine.
The short will serve as a sort of sequel to Frozen Fever, which screened in front of 2015’s Cinderella, and will lead up to Frozen 2, the full length sequel, currently slated for a November 2019 release.
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, which reunites principal cast members Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, and Josh Gad, was originally meant to be a television special on ABC. John Lasseter, chief creative officer for Disney and Pixar animation, decided, however, that the short was too cinematic to be limited to a TV screen. The 21-minute long featurette will debut as a lead-in to Pixar’s Coco.
The choice to put Olaf’s Frozen Adventure ahead of Coco, which features a boy discovering his family’s traditions on Día de Muertos, seemed like an obvious one. Lasseter explained his reasoning to Entertainment Weekly:
When we put shorts in front of features, I always love to have shorts that contrast, that aren’t about the same subject or setting or environment, but with this, both stories are incredibly emotional and so much about family that they really fit. And both celebrate two completely different holidays, so I think that was also fun to put them together.
Catch Olaf's Frozen Adventure before Coco, in theaters November 22.