You’ll have to wait until Nov. 22 for the full short. It will be paired with Pixar’s “Coco.”
Those with a bad case of “Frozen” fever can mark Nov. 22 on their calendar when “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” will debut in theaters.
It’s not “Frozen 2,” but an animated short that’s slated to run ahead of Pixar’s “Coco.”
The new short follows Olaf as he goes about Arendelle looking for holiday traditions, because Elsa has been lax in her duties for creating holiday family traditions.
One the best moments we get a look at is when Olaf rips out his carrot nose and shoves in a candy cane, his eyes go all trippy swirly spirals, and he exclaims, “Sugar Rush!”
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A fruit cake joke, albeit somewhat juvenile, is also pretty funny.
Characters from the first film abound including Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Sven and even large trading post proprieter Oaken makes an appearance, this time from within his sauna.
The move to have a “Frozen” short ahead of the nonsequel “Coco” is a good move for Disney, although the new trailer for that film, which is about a young Hispanic boy who goes into the world of the dead, looks like Pixar has another Oscar-worthy original on its hands.
Pixar has not had an Oscar nomination since 2015’s “Inside Out,” which it won. Instead the animation studio has been busy with sequels including “Finding Dory” and “Monsters University.”
“Coco” will be the second of two Pixar films for Disney this year with the debut this week of “Cars 3,” another Pixar sequel.
Up next for the studio are yet two more sequels: “The Incredibles 2” in 2018 and “Toy Story 4” in 2019.
Pixar has won Oscars for “Inside Out,” “Brave,” “Toy Story 3,” Up,” “WALL-E,” “Ratatouille,” “The Incredibles” and “Finding Nemo.” Both the first “Cars” as well as “Monsters, Inc.” were nominated.
“Up” and “Toy Story 3” also received nominations for Best Picture. The best animated feature category was first awarded in 2001, which went to “Shrek.”
Meanwhile, Walt Disney Animation Studios, which is the studio that produced “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” has been on a roll with Oscar wins for “Zootopia,” “Big Hero 6” and “Frozen” as well as nominations for “Moana” and “Wreck-It Ralph.”