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Olaf's Frozen Adventure (2017)
|Studio :||Walt Disney Home Video /|
|Crew :||Kevin Deters / Cory Rocco Florimonte /|
|Cast :||Josh Gad Kristen Bell Idina Menzel Jonathan Groff Eva Bella|
|Genre :||Adventure Animation Comedy Family Fantasy|
Olaf is on a mission to harness the best holiday traditions for Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff.
You are watching: Olaf's Frozen Adventure
Also starring Josh Gad
Also starring Kristen Bell
Also starring Idina Menzel
If you can't write good songs, you can actually sing less.
Olaf is finding a tradition!---The original players who are voices for the characters are back for this short feature film. The animation is superb and quite detailed. Anna and Elsa are sisters finally reunited but they don't have a tradition of their own. Olaf decides to find a tradition for Anna and Elsa for the holidays. Olaf has a collection from many of The townspeople. The ending seems abrupt and unexplained to the audience. Still it was great to see them again.
Just because it's in front of Coco doesn't make it bad...---A lot of people are overreacting about this short. It was actually quite good, and if it would have aired on ABC as originally planned, I think it would have received marvelous reviews. The length did not bother me at all, as I was thoroughly entertained the entire time. The music and animation were both beautiful. Additionally, I liked Olaf a lot more in this short than I did in the original movie. He was actually hilarious, (and if you need a preview, just look up the clip of "That Time of Year"). Finally, the story was great. It had a nice holiday message, but it did not beat you over the head with it. As for the people who complain about this movie being in front of Coco, I honestly am not sure why they do it. Theme-wise, they go well together, as they both center around family and holiday traditions. If people think this short was Disney's attempt at making people interested in a non-white film, that is simply ridiculous. Contrary to what the witch-hunting media might tell you, Disney has actually made a huge effort, especially in recent years, to include stories from many different cultures. (Look at Mulan, Pocahontas, Princess and the Frog, Moana...I could go on for days.) In fact, the entire Frozen short is one big representation of holiday traditions from around the world. So I reiterate: Coco and Olaf's Frozen Adventure were put together because they have similar themes, not because Disney was trying to whitewash the move-going experience. Finally, to the people who complain that Olaf's Frozen Adventure is too long, I say this: You knew what you were in for. The length of the short was widely publicized. If you didn't want to watch it, you could have come to the theater 20 minutes late. It's not like anyone tied you to a chair and forced you to sit through the short film - even though you should avidly want to watch it, because it is spectacular.
Disney has reached the bottom---Let me start with my son. He is 10 years old and a big fan of everything that has animation in it. He has seen Frozen, he remembered the very first Frozen trailer (remember the one with Olaf and Sven on the frozen lake?) and he was looking forward to this short. And guess what? When it ended, he told me: "Disney, I HATE you for this!" That's nicely wrapping it up. This short is a ridiculous caricature of the things that once made Disney great. It looks as if someone was making fun of Disney classics by exaggerating everything to the point of being of unbearable. The movie features the singing of songs that sound as if generated by a computer, the actions of cliché characters that leave us completely untouched, and a story that is neither funny, nor exciting, nor touching, nor interesting. It's pure kitsch. Watching the movie is like eating a cake that only consists of sugar and tastes of nothing.If Disney's idea was to market the next Frozen movie, this short has failed spectacularly. At least in our family, no-one feels any inclination anymore to watch Frozen 2. Congratulations.
Let this short stand on its own. Being in front of Coco doesn't make it bad---I really think this shirt is getting unfairly bad reviews because it was shown in front of Coco. It was too long to be put there and Disney should have stuck with their plans to originally broadcast it on TV. If it was done this way, I believe more people would have found it a delightful Christmas show and allow it to stand on it later own merits. WTH that, I think it is a great children's movie. My 5 and 2 YOs loves it and continue to sing the songs. I am personally a little over the whole "Elsa is sad she ruined something again" and everyone runs around trying to make her feel better. We've forgotten Anna is the main character. But I still did enjoy the short. Getting to see more of the people of Arendelle was a treat and the songs were fun. Sven and Olaf are a god pair. I just wish there was more of Kristoff and moments between him and Anna. Disney also missed two golden opportunities- a kiss between Kristoff and Anna under the mistletoe and Kristoff asking what happened to his sled at the end of the movie or during the credits.
Loosen up people...---So there are viewers out there who rate a picture based on a poor choice of timing rather than quality. I get it...many people were put at an inconvenience at Disney's poor choice of setting this showing without notice. Understood. But to leave bias, negative ratings on a wonderfully delightful effort is irresponsible. To those of you who haven't seen this material yet, I highly encourage you to get out there and enjoy it before year's end. Brilliant artwork with a jovial and uplifting story that inspires me to believe Hollywood might return to form in the future. The soundtrack wasn't close to Frozen, but still maintained a high level of quality.To the Grinch-like, impatient and "my time is so important" naysayers out there...HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
How to turn a masterpiece short Pixar tradition into a Disney commercial soulless---I used to look for the Pixar's shorts previous to their movies as the little place where the new talent can risk, and eventually (the most of the times) come with a little masterpiece. Disney has killed that. Olaf's Frozen Adventure is a perfect technical piece of void. No soul, no risk, nothing new, just the old fashioned automatic script applied and extended for too much run time.
Totally Unnecessary---Coco was a really great movie. I loved it, except for the fact that I had to wait for almost half an hour to watch it because of this awful long short movie. It was stupid, unnecessary and make me really impatient, because I went to the movie theatre to watch Coco, not another stupid Frozen short. If you go watching Coco at cinemas, you can enter the movie twenty minutes later and you won't miss anything. Why Disney, why?
Not bad at all!---This 21 minute "short" went by very quickly and it was actually not bad at all!Olaf is not my favorite character (he is rather annoying), but I still think the Frozen franchise is very nice.This "short" has been made with love and the more Frozen songs, the better I think.OK, the story is not earthmoving, but it's just a fun little movie.Don't be mislead by the low IMDA rating and decide for yourself, you might actually enjoy this.
A forced 4 hour tour of your own Christmas room---This rating and this review cant be helped due to the context of where I saw this - or I should say nearly forced to watch it. This is a 21 minute animated Christmas special that, according to the helpful IMDb trivia was decided to take off the slate of being an actual TV special because it was "too cinematic" (cough total BS cough) not to put into theaters and that it matched up to the themes of Coco (it does not). It seems truly bizarre why Disney execs would do this aside from their pure hubris - and, well, they're Disney and I know they will one day own all pop culture and so on blah blah squiggly flabbedy doo - since one would think this would get seen by more people on TV; for example I have responsible friends who have very young children, so young they aren't ready yet to go to a movie theater, but they can watch it on TV, and as huge Frozen was in theaters it hit even more of its sweet cultural omnipresence (like the Lion King before) on home video. I think the deeper issue is that the whole thing is not good, and indeed it is quite poor in its songs (I don't even ask for a Let it Go or Do you Want to Build a Snowman, but... You could have f**king tried) in its overlong plot and even its jokes. Even among holiday specials its over-packed with the simple message of: hey, Christmas, go get THINGS THINGS AND MORE THINGS ... but hey, Christmas is about, uh. Family. Now go to the rest of the mall and buy all your Christmas and holiday time things! The other issue aside from a pushing of a lacking-in-quality product on audiences who aren't prepared for the possibility that they need to duck out of a theater for *20 minutes* after already sitting in 20 minutes of trailers before the new Pixar is the precedent this breaks. One of my joys in seeing new Pixar features, and other Disney animated films for the most part, is that it gives an opportunity for some hungry, imaginative filmmaker (I often picture someone young, usually taken from the ranks of staff at Pixar and Disney) who has an idea for a 6-8 minute short film where you have to get it and get out with a concept and yet there's always the opportunity for a risk to be taken. Lava, Paperman, even the chess short that was the first time this was done 19 years ago before Bugs Life, its always been a typical-length animated short subject, and some are better than others, but it gets one in the mood for the feature. Olaf's Frozen Adventure doesn't get me in the mood for anything except second guessing what I saw in the Frozen feature in the first place. This is so misguided it's only a wonder it didn't play before The Book of Henry instead.