Olaf's Frozen Adventure (2017)

I'm going to say this right away, I'm not a fan of Frozen. I don't know, maybe it's because I was not expecting a musical and I'm not crazy about them, but I did not like the film. Olaf, the snowman, was pretty much all I liked about it, which is why, despite the hate it got when it was screened in front of Coco last year, I decided to check out Olaf's Frozen Adventure

This short follows Olaf (voiced by Josh Gad) as he goes on an adventure to find new holiday traditions upon learning that Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell) and Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) don't have one of their own. With the help of Sven, he goes through the town of Arendelle and interviews people, collecting pieces of their different traditions to save his friends Christmas.

While it's not the most brilliant out there, the idea of exploring different Christmas and holiday traditions isn't a bad one. Unfortunately, it isn't explored as well as it should have and the plot is way too thin to fill the 22-minute running time, which ends up feeling like 22 hours instead. Ultimately, the story does deliver a nice message about family but it takes it so much time to deliver it, I'm pretty sure most kids have lost their interest at that point.

As for the characters, I don't know how the filmmakers did it, but they are utterly annoying, every single one of them, even my beloved Olaf is unbearable. And even if the writing was good, Olaf and Sven would never be able to carry a 22-minute long film.

The singing is pretty good —I wasn't expecting any less from Idina Menzel— but unfortunately the songs are lame, quite the opposite of memorable, and just as boring as the story.

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In a few words, don't waste your time with Olaf's Frozen Adventure as it is beyond boring, not funny and lacks heart. 


  1. Yeah, I heard this was really bad. If you thought screening it before Coco was bad enough. Then you probably didn't see the reaction it got in Mexico as they were FUCKING PISSED about that short because they wanted to see Coco as it got pulled immediately. Don't fuck with the Mexicans homes.

    1. I wonder why they didn't show this before Cars 3 instead of Coco... a stupid short before a stupid movie.