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 Post subject: Once Upon a Snowman
PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:40 am 
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Disney knows what Frozen fans want. More Olaf, of course! :lol: A new short about Olaf's origins is debuting on October 23, 2020 on Disney+. For more info, check the press release.

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 Post subject: Re: Once Upon a Snowman
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Mmmmm... I wonder why they release it on October 23rd... What else is going to be released that day? Interesting.


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 Post subject: Re: Once Upon a Snowman
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Eh. I love Olaf and I'm very happy we're finally seeing how he's made! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Once Upon a Snowman
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farerb wrote:
Mmmmm... I wonder why they release it on October 23rd... What else is going to be released that day? Interesting.

I assume this is a reference to Glen Keane's "Over the Moon", although Sony Animation also currently has "Connected" set to open in theatres that day (but like any theatrical release this year, that's not a guarantee).

So animation fans will have plenty of content to enjoy that day.

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 Post subject: Re: Once Upon a Snowman
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I buy that shit! :lol: Everything Frozen-related always got me excited. I'm weak.
Plus, it will logically happens during the first movie timeline, so this is perfect really.

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Disney knows what Frozen fans want. More Olaf, of course! :lol:


Oh yeah, I too see the problem here. But as long as Olaf remains a character that speaks so much to children, honestly what else do you expect Disney to do??...
(Though here if this short has to be about Olaf and it shows what happens to him between the moment Elsa gives him life and till Olaf gets acquainted with Anna and Kristoff, it isn't 100% uninsteresting for Frozen fans of every age.) I can definitively imagine the short beginning with a partition of 'Let it Go' and hear the music fades away as the camera remains focused on Olaf and Elsa is taking her distances.

farerb wrote:
Mmmmm... I wonder why they release it on October 23rd... What else is going to be released that day? Interesting.


It's one week before The Mandalorian Season 2 begins. So there's something interesting for everyone I suppose.


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Clindor wrote:
Oh yeah, I too see the problem here. But as long as Olaf remains a character that speaks so much to children, honestly what else do you expect Disney to do?

I understand they want to keep the Frozen franchise alive but there's so much more they can do other than Olaf shorts. I doubt anyone new will subscribe to get access to Olaf content. I get that a Hans short is out of the question, but there's a three-year gap between Frozen 1 and 2. There's tons of potential for stories between that time frame for the whole gang.

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 Post subject: Re: Once Upon a Snowman
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Sotiris wrote:
I doubt anyone new will subscribe to get access to Olaf content.


I pretty sure some parents use Disney+ as (if I dare say that well) a "babysitter"! to keep their kids occupied for moments they cannot look after them.
I think Disney knowns that parents is an important pourcentage of who is spending money for the app.
That's why I think a short with Olaf is a very safe asset for them: I think this is kind of a no-brainer.

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I get that a Hans short is out of the question


Yeah, kind of a shame hey? They could make something very funny out of this ^^

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There's a tons of potential for stories between that timeframe for the whole gang.


Yeah, I see your point. Sotiris, did you hope for maybe something more like Frozen Fever or Olaf's Frozen Adventure to happen ?
I think they're fine! Yet 5min/25min is a short time to settle real drama.


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 Post subject: Re: Once Upon a Snowman
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I used to like Olaf in the beginning and I actually think this short makes sense because it is similar to the Pixar shorts that show what happens to another character during the film when they are not shown. However, the overexposure of Olaf kind of killed him for me, especially during Frozen II. I also don't like the fact that this will never get a Blu-ray release since I have the other films on Blu-ray.


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farerb wrote:
I used to like Olaf in the beginning [...] However, the overexposure of Olaf kind of killed him for me, especially during Frozen II.


Same here. With the first Frozen my point of view is that Josh Gad kind of achieved the miracle to take a character that is obvious aimed to be the comic relief for children (like Abu in Aladdin, Meeko in Pocahontas, the gargoyles in Hunchback of Notre Dame, other characters I'm not too much supposed to talk about in Raya... and so forth) and makes him resonate for adults too. That's also one of the reasons why the first Frozen is so blessed in my opinion. But with Frozen II, the humour was waaaaay more driven to appeal to children. Josh Gad's improvisations weren't as good and more random.
(I really appreciated Olaf's Frozen Adventure though, and it was with this one I was expecting Olaf to have a more childish attitude: but at the end no!)

I don't know what will happen with this one. Since the timeline belongs to the 1st Frozen.

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I also don't like the fact that this will never get a Blu-ray release since I have the other films on Blu-ray.


I think they could make another Blu-ray set which will reunite the Short Circuit shorts and this one at a later time. Also the other shorts they omitted to include in the 2015 release.


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 Post subject: Re: Once Upon a Snowman
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While I`ve never resented the Frozen shorts priorly, I`ve now starting to become sick of them. Mostly due to the sheer overexposure of the Frozen franchise and how they`ve kept the juggernaut alive through these shorts. I actually happen to like Olaf, but he`s already starred in shorts priorly. Why not try to bring something new to the table?


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 Post subject: Re: Once Upon a Snowman
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As you all know, I love Olaf, so personally I don't have a problem with him getting another short. And I like that it will show events that take place during the first movie but we didn't get to see. The poster is nice too. In the article disneyprincess11 shared in the Frozen 2 thread, it says the idea for this short started when they were making the first movie, so I guess it could've been initially planned as a short for the home video release. It certainly seems similar to other shorts of that type.


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 Post subject: Re: Once Upon a Snowman
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farerb wrote:
Mmmmm... I wonder why they release it on October 23rd... What else is going to be released that day? Interesting.



According to whatsondisneyplus.com, the following programs will be released alongside OUaS:

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Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Episode Five – Betty and the Beast
The Right Stuff – Episode 4
Weird But True – Episode 311 – Scuba Diving
One Day At Disney Short – Episode 147 (subject TBA)


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 Post subject: Re: Once Upon a Snowman
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Honestly the only thing that interests me about this is that maybe, hopefully, we might get to see more of the human characters again, and as they were in the original film, not post Frozen 2 where their characters are very different. If the short is just a newly born Olaf stumbling around in the snow... didn't we just get like 20 new Olaf shorts? :shrug:

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 Post subject: Re: Once Upon a Snowman
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Some clips of Once Upon a Snowman are in there:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl97ugaAxsg


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Three stills from the short and a book cover:

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Some clips of Once Upon a Snowman are in there:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl97ugaAxsg

I like the moment where Elsa throws her cape over Olaf. It happens very fast in that trailer, so it's easy to miss. It's easier to see it here.


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 Post subject: Re: Once Upon a Snowman
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A very brief new clip can be found, here.

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 Post subject: Re: Once Upon a Snowman
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Sotiris wrote:
A very brief new clip can be found, here.

It seems a recurring joke will be that Olaf will be very close to other characters from the movie but something will always get in the way that will prevent him from meeting them.


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 Post subject: Re: Once Upon a Snowman
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It seems a recurring joke will be that Olaf will be very close to other characters from the movie but something will always get in the way that will prevent him from meeting them.

Yeah, it seems that way. I find that type of comedic bit boring. Hopefully, there will be more to the short than that. By the way, the trailer for the short will be released on October 18th during the virtual Frozen Fan Fest.

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On October 18th, you’re invited to tune-in on for the first-ever “Frozen” Virtual Playdate hosted by Ayesha Curry. The event will feature an entire day’s worth of new and curated content you can enjoy right from the comfort of your own home, complete with digital adventures and immersive activities featuring exciting new product offerings inspired by “Frozen 2.” Right when you thought it couldn’t get any better – you’ll also get an exclusive first-look at the trailer for “Once Upon a Snowman,” the new short from Walt Disney Animation Studios, coming to Disney+ on October 23.
Source: https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/ ... ctober-18/

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The Frozen Virtual Playdate lineup boasts activities that will appeal to Frozen fans of all ages, from a sing-a-long and a choreographed dance lesson to an American Sign Language tutorial of “Show Yourself” and the unique opportunity to learn how to draw Olaf with Trent Correy and Dan Abraham, the directors of Once Upon a Snowman.
Source: https://d23.com/frozen-fan-fest-returns ... -playdate/

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A brief clip from the short has previewed on GMA. Another clip can also be seen in the same video while Josh Gad is being interviewed.


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