Starting this week, Frozen fans will have the opportunity to watch Olaf go on new animated adventures in the original series At Home With Olaf.
On Twitter, Disney Animation posted a short video of Olaf by animator Hyrum Osmund and voiced by Josh Gad. The series kept social distancing in mind, as it was created at home by Osmund and voiced from home by Gad.
In the short titled “Fun With Snow,” Olaf throws snowballs to his heart’s delight. When a smaller snowman waddles over to him, Olaf accidentally grabs his head and throws it as if it was just another snowball. He immediately feels guilty about it when he realizes his mistake. The smaller snowman’s lower half retrieves his head and the two have a laugh about it.
Olaf isn’t unaccustomed to starring roles. In The Christmas-themed special Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, Olaf travels around and learns about various holiday traditions as sisters Anna and Elsa explore their own history.
Recently, Disney released Frozen 2 three months ahead of schedule on Disney+, while Onward hit the streaming service less than a month after it released in theaters. As such, the release of At Home With Olaf falls in line with the studio’s ongoing efforts to assuage the impact of the Coranavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for younger audiences.
Frozen 2 is the highest-grossing animated movie in history. It generated an estimated $1.5 billion dollars at the box office and surpassed the previous record set by the first movie.
Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, Frozen 2 stars Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff. The film is currently available on digital, Blu-ray and DVD.
Frozen fan-favorite Olaf gets his own all-new original animated series in At Home With Olaf, which launched with a short titled 'Fun With Snow.'