Disney+ has unveiled the bright, fun, and very sweet trailer for Once Upon a Snowman, a prequel short which gives us a look at Frozen MVP Olaf's (Josh Gad) backstory. The animated short will premiere today, October 23rd, exclusively on Disney+.
The new short was teased during Disney's virtual Frozen Fest event over the weekend. It's also the newest bit of Frozen-related video we've seen since the release of Frozen 2 back in 2019.
Frozen fans are about to learn all about Olaf's origins in this spinoff of the popular franchise. Josh Gad has come back to provide the voice of Olaf, who is on a mission to discover who he really is. Once Upon a Snowman is done in the same computer animation style as the first two Frozen movies and it should be a welcome holiday distraction for Disney fans.
The new Frozen short was directed by Trent Correy, the animation supervisor for Olaf on Frozen 2, and Dan Abraham, the veteran story artist who plotted Olaf's "When I Am Older" musical sequence in the Frozen sequel. Once Upon a Snowman is produced by Frozen 2 associate producer Nicole Hearon with Frozen 2 producer Peter Del Vecho.