Disney removes Olaf’s Frozen Adventure from US screenings of Coco

Disney removes Olaf’s Frozen Adventure from US screenings of Coco

0 comments 📅03 December 2017, 17:11

If you wanted to know what Frozen‘s Anna, Elsa and Olaf were up to then Disney’s short Olaf’s Frozen Adventure would serve as a bridge to the sequel, Frozen 2. Attached to screenings of Disney and Pixar’s Coco, Disney has now made the decision to remove the short altogether.

The 21-minute short has Olaf searching for Christmas traditions for Anna and Elsa to enjoy and was originally set to air on ABC in the US as a TV special. Slotted in front of Coco, the length of the short makes it the longest to be screened before a Pixar feature. According to a post on reddit by user natedoggcata (who works at a movie theater), Disney has requested that the short no longer be played from 8 December 2018.

natedoggcata posted this message from Disney:

“Please note that the run of Olaf’s Frozen Adventure playing before COCO will end after 12/7. Starting on Friday 12/8 no more Olaf shorts should be up on screen. With the extra 22 minutes of running time back, we would appreciate if you could get in an extra show if possible.


When it comes to why Disney made this decision, natedoggcata noted that the short was, “nothing but a pain in the ass,” which resulted in “non stop complaints from customers.”

Users on the same post complained that “the short wasn’t even good,” and “way too long,” while a few thought that they were sat watching the wrong movie. Also notable is the fact that the short is not directed by original Frozen directors Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee.

Coco does not open in the UK till January 2018, but if anyone did wish to view the new short, Disney opted to re-release Frozen back on the big screen with Olaf’s Frozen Adventure attached.

Disney and Pixar’s Coco has been doing very well at the US box office since it opened, having dethroned Justice League from the top spot. With a multitude of positive reviews, it has currently earned over $90 million at the US box office, with another $80 million around the world.

Coco opens in the UK on 19 January 2018… most likely without Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.

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