The #PixarCocoEvent I attended in LA last week featured so many wonderful things. If you didn’t already know Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Short plays before Disney Pixar’s Coco which you can catch in Theaters Starting November 22, 2017. The short ONLY runs in front of this beautiful film where you can catch the Full No Spoiler Disney Pixar’s Coco Movie Review Here. Olaf’s Frozen Adventure is the best way to start your La Familia experience when you see Coco so make sure you head to the theaters before it Disappears.
In this short, we find Olaf who is spending his first Christmas with Anna and Elsa. Little does Olaf know but this is actually Anna and Elsa’s first Christmas together as well. While the holiday season is all about Family Tradition’s the girls and Olaf don’t seem to have one. Olaf sets off on an Adventure to help Anna and Elsa find their new family tradition. Without spoiling it I will warn you to bring your tissues to this film debut and make sure you packed extra for the Coco Film which plays right after it.
The Soundtrack for the short is available now for you to purchase and download for your little ones.
Watch The Full Trailer Below
As the Holiday season is in full swing I would like to first say how important it is that we do spend this special time of the year with the ones we love. My family celebrates our holiday season with wonderful traditions such as putting up the Christmas Tree after Thanksgiving has ended. Baking holiday cookies that we intend to keep around for Santa but seem to gobble up ourselves. As well as many other small traditions that the kids look forward to each year.
What is your family tradition that you do each year for each of the holidays?
I really loved watching Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, he really put the nail on the head with what it really means to celebrate the holidays. The holidays are about family traditions and no matter how to celebrate the holidays you are doing it with the ones you love most. I had the pleasure of meeting with the creators Directors Stevie Wermers-Skelton & Kevin Deters, Producer Roy Conli and Songwriters Elyssa Samsel & Kate Anderson of Olaf’s Frozen Adventure and learned a lot about the short. Read below and find out 12 Fun Facts About Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.
Fun Facts About Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
1. Embrace Tradition’s With The Family. The creators of this short did an investigation into that winter holidays throughout the world on how families came together. Traditions for the film such as the Moteef on annas dress which is based on the Scandinavian Yule goat featured in the film. Those Yule Goats are actually still made while the Yule bell is featured in some Scandinavian countries where they ring the bell to start family festivities.
Frozen is an all-inclusive universe and world, priding their self to being one in all walks of faith and respecting that. The creators hope we all “embrace tradition with the family” as we all have our own different holiday traditions.
2. Create the Next Silent Night. Kate and Elyssa were asked to make with no pressure involved the next “Silent Night” although these ladies had some big shoes to fill in creating that I believe they did an amazing job with all the songs, especially with “When We’re Together”. By the way that song out of all the songs made me cry the most, I couldn’t help but get the feels with this one. To achieve this creativity Kate and Elyssa had the Frozen soundtrack on repeat for a week straight.
3. Easter Eggs. Get ready to keep your eyes peeled so you can catch some awesome Easter Eggs. Make sure you look for these Easter Egg’s in the short make sure you use this list below.
- Baymax Fist (On the Sleigh)
- Wayne Landing from Prep and landing (carved in some of the mantelpieces)
- Nessie from the Balad of Nessie (in 2-3 scenes)
4. Kate, Elyssa, and Stevie Were Featured Vocally In the Short. In the short, you can find kate who voices the cat’s owner and cookie lady. While you can find that insanely adorable kitten voiced by who does the cutest MEOW in person and on screen. Stevie plays the candy cane kids mom while the youngest of his 3 son’s Ben voices the candy cane boy. Apparently, he’s very popular in school now because of this guest-starring (WINK).
5. Challenges putting the story together. Keeping it to around 22 minutes being aware of how much story you can convey, as far as pushing the story forward. Had a great collaborative for this project
6. Jingle The Goat Didn’t Make The Cut. A goat in the beginning setup was different picking out the yule goat before the yule bell, jingles, ate a jingle bell goat ate everything everytime he would make a sound it sounded like a jingle bell. Realized they didn’t really need him along the way. Had a scene where he went into the oaken store with olaf and went shopping putting things into a cart Ended up going with the kittens that fit a little more in the story
7. Scarf Scene. Wasn’t CG Animation it was actually stop motion where each one of those threads had to be painted in each frame. They went through each frame and hand painted each thread frame by frame. knitting scene, was inspired by the summer song from the movie fantasy aspect. Based off of Christmas sweater parties they had at the Disney animation studio. Everyone was freaking out about how cool the idea was.
8. Olaf Almost Hosted His Own Christmas Show. The creators studied all the Christmas specials as far back as perry como to the osmans to Bing Crosby. There was an Idea of having olaf host a Christmas show, outside of the world but didn’t make the cut since it didn’t fit in the world. The Kittens however still stayed in the short and they are so darn cute.
9. Going Caroling Door To Door. The storyboard helped inspire lyrics, the favorite part that Lisa and Kate had was where the carolers were singing in front of the house singing and the family was hiding. Going Caroling Door To Door.
10. Hardest Sequence To Render Was Olaf Slogging Through The Snow. The world of Frozen had to be Rebuilt the previous Frozen movie Frozen was done with the older system and had to be rendered in Hyperion, which meant all assets had to be converted. The reason Olaf Slogging Through the Snow was the hardest sequence to rend was because they use a new technology. Light refracts through the snow which this scene had an immense amount of it, making it the hardest scene to render. They use Subsurface scattering light refracting through the snow which means there was alot of computing going on as far as having the light refracting through the snow. We will be able to catch this awesome new effect in Frozen 2 set to be released in 2019.
11. Olaf’s 127 Hour’s Idea. The creators of the show did have other ideas such as one based on 127 hours. The whole ting thing was Olaf stuck in a crack but the creators knew it wouldn’t fly. The idea was that his body can break apart and he can use his arm to hoist his butt up and he literally halls a**.
12 Elsa’s Dress. Which is new and features Velvet which is very hard to render in animation. The color pallet for anna and elsa is made to be more close together in this short since they are closer now. The cape the iconic part of her costume was based on the original designs and the animation team did an amazing job the way the cape moves so beautifully in the short. Look for the flow of the cape throughout the short and watch as it looks so realistic and beautiful.
I hope you had a great time reading about my 12 Fun Facts About Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. This heartwarming short had me in tears and made me laugh till my sides hurt. Catch it ONLY showing before Disney Pixar’s Coco in theaters every November 22, 2017.