Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Is Coming To Television
In theaters ahead of Pixar’s Coco was a festive 20 minute featurette ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’. My kids loved it and the music is an ear worm you WANT to have stuck in your head. It spoke to me because Elsa and Anna are trying to discover a new Christmas tradition.
This year we are going to find a new Christmas tradition because my father in law dies earlier this year. Each Christmas Eve we would go to his house for presents, dinner and pictures before heading to Christmas Eve service where he would play the organ. So this year we are looking to start a new Christmas Eve tradition. If you are looking for a holiday tradition, watch Olaf as he goes on his adventure to find a new tradition. You might find something you and your family could do to celebrate the season.
“Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” makes its broadcast television debut as part of Disney|ABC Television’s “25 Days of Christmas” celebration on THURSDAY, DEC. 14 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network.
The airing, first announced during production in early 2016, follows “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure”’s recently completed limited theatrical run in front of Disney•Pixar’s hit feature “Coco.” The featurette includes four new original songs and welcomes back the beloved characters (and cast) who won over audiences worldwide in the 2013 Oscar®-winning feature, “Frozen,” the top-grossing animated film of all time.
In “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure,” Olaf (voice of Josh Gad) teams up with Sven on a merry mission. 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 Anna and Elsa’s “first Christmas in forever.”
See how Olaf’s Frozen Adventure came together:
During the press junket for Coco we got to interview the directors of Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, Stevie Wermers-Skelton & Kevin Deters, Producer Roy Conli and Songwriters Elyssa Samsel & Kate Anderson. Check out the fun facts we learned here.
Next we were treated to a drawing lesson by Disney/Pixar animators.
I would have LOVED for my youngest daughter to be in my seat. SHE wants to be a Disney/Pixar animator so this expereince was #goals for her. But she wasn’t here and I was so I picked up my pencil and the board with paper that I was given and got to work.
I know that animators draw fast but holy smokes! It seemed like three strokes later and he had Olaf on the big screen.
He started with the outline of his head and then added the nose.
I am furiously trying to keep up and attempt to make my lines look something that sort of resembled Olaf. I had no idea what Olaf as doing in this pose so I didn’t leave room for his feet! Poor Olaf.
This was an amazing expereince that I will not soon forget. I hope that one day my daughter is the one leading the drawing lessons for the group of media bloggers. She will rock it!