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The Previously Untold Origins Of Olaf Are Revealed In The All-New Short “Once Upon A Snowman”

What happened to Olaf within the moments after Elsa created him as she was “letting it go” and building her ice palace, and when Anna and Kristoff first meet him in the forest? And how did Olaf learn to love Summer? The previously untold origins of Olaf, the innocent and insightful, summer-loving snowman who melted hearts in the Academy Award-winning 2013 Disney animated feature, Frozen, and its acclaimed 2019 sequel, are revealed in the all-new Walt Disney Animation Studios animated short, Once Upon a Snowman. 

The film follows Olaf’s first steps as he comes to life and searches for his identity in the snowy mountains outside Arendelle. Once Upon a Snowman is directed by Trent Correy (animation supervisor, “Olaf” in Frozen 2) and Dan Abraham (veteran story artist who boarded Olaf’s “When I Am Older” musical sequence in Frozen 2) and produced by Nicole Hearon (associate producer “Frozen 2” and “Moana”) with Peter Del Vecho (producer, “Frozen 2,” “Frozen” and the upcoming “Raya and the Last Dragon”). Olaf is voiced by award-winning actor Josh Gad.

“This is an idea that started to form when I was an animator on the first Frozen,” said director Trent Correy.” “Dan Abraham and I are so grateful and excited to have had the opportunity to direct this short, working with our incredible colleagues at Walt Disney Animation Studios.”

“Josh Gad gives one of the great animated voice performances as Olaf through the ‘Frozen’ films,” said director Dan Abraham. “To have the opportunity to work with him in the recording booth was such a privilege and career highlight.”

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ animated short, “Once Upon A Snowman,” debuts exclusively on Disney+ October 23, 2020

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At Home With Olaf: Disney Launches New Animated Digital Series

Following Frozen 2‘s successful run at the worldwide box office last year with a gross of over $1 billion, Walt Disney Animation Studios has officially announced a brand new digital spinoff series titled At Home With Olaf, which will center on one of the animated franchise’s most beloved characters. 

The series is created by Disney animator Hyrum Osman with Josh Gad once again set to reprise his role as the titular kind-hearted snowman. The episodes will be released for free starting this week on Disney’s social media accounts. 

Check out the first episode of At Home With Olaf below!

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Frozen Musical Poster By Olly Moss

It’s been almost four years since the animated film “Frozen” made it impossible to unhear  “Let It Go.” That’s music to the ears of the Disney Theatrical Group as it readies to open a new high-profile musical adaptation of the movie on Broadway next spring.

It was a tricky assignment for Andrew Flatt, Disney Theatrical’s senior vice president for  strategy, marketing and revenue. He knew the poster design couldn’t stray too far from depicting the “Frozen” — a sweetheart story of Princess Elsa and her frosty powers — that fans hold dear. He also knew he wanted a color palette that stuck with ice-cold hues of blue, white and silver.

To make sure the stage version (which begins performances in Denver this month) set itself apart from the film, Mr. Flatt said he wanted a poster to differentiate and elevate.

The final show art, from the advertising agency Serino Coyne, is an icy fantasia by Olly Moss, an artist based outside London. The poster features a giant, stylized snowflake with brushy tips that bursts across a sea of azures and indigos. Embedded in the fractal geometrics are silhouettes of a young woman reaching with a dramatically raised arm. For added wow, negative space forms two other likenesses that, as Mr. Flatt noted, people might not see right away.

Reprinted from The New York Times

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Funko Announces Frozen Series 2 Pop! Vinyl Figures & Mystery Minis

Today Funko announced that Frozen Series 2 Pop! Vinyl figures and Frozen Mystery Minis will be coming to a store near you in February 2015.

The new Pop! figures are Young Elsa and Anna along with Coronation Elsa and Anna plus Summer Olaf!

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Funko will also be releasing Frozen Mystery Minis. Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, Sven, Marshmallow, and the Troll are all featured! The figures will be blind boxed and you can check the rarity scale below!

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DarkInkArt To Release Frozen Print By Dave Perillo On October 10, 2014

On October 10, 2014 www.DarkInkArt.com will release this Frozen print by Dave Perillo called “Greetings from Arendelle.”

This whimsical silk screen print measures 18 x 24 and will be released in an edition of 500 pieces at a cost of $50. HERE is the link to order the print.

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LEGO Reveals Disney Princess Elsa’s Sparkling Ice Palace 41062 Set

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LEGO has finally announced the Disney Princess Elsa’s Sparkling Ice Palace 41062 set which will be released in January. The set contains 292 pieces and should retail for $29.99-$39.99.

The set will include a LEGO Elsa figure, a LEGO Anna figure and a LEGO Olaf figure. The 41062 LEGO Elsa’s Sparkling Ice Palace set will be officially released in January 2015, but limited quantities of the set may show up online and in certain stores before Christmas 2014.

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A Frozen Ride Is Coming To Disney World

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Construction has begun at Walt Disney World Resort on a brand new “Frozen” attraction at the Norway Pavilion in Epcot. The new attraction, which replaces Maelstrom, will take guests to Arendelle and immerse them in many of their favorite moments and music from the film. The pavilion will also include a royal greeting location where Anna and Elsa can meet guests.

“Frozen’s” popular characters will also have a bigger presence at Magic Kingdom Park this holiday season. In addition to the ongoing character appearances, Queen Elsa will use her powers to transform Cinderella Castle into an ice palace every night starting in early November. And Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party-goers can see Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf in Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.

The theme park is extending some favorite elements of Frozen Summer Fun LIVE!, too, so that guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios can continue singing along to “Frozen” songs with Queen Elsa and Princess Anna. Wandering Oaken’s will set up shop closer to the show through the holiday season and will feature a larger play area with real snow (in Florida!).

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Disney Announces Frozen Sing-Along DVD Edition Arriving On November 18, 2014

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Experience Frozen, the hit musical comedy from Walt Disney Animation Studios, like never before in a new to DVD, full-length Sing-Along Edition! Follow the lyrics with a bouncing Frozen snowflake. Join Anna as she sets off on an epic journey – teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and a snowman named Olaf – to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. It’s pure enchantment – and full of fun for the whole family!

The Frozen Sing-Along DVD edition will be available on November 18, 2014.

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Funko To Release Frozen Pop! Figures In July 2014

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Funko is excited to finally announce their brand new Frozen Pop! Series! They have had many requests for this series and they couldn’t wait for the line to make its debut!

The Oscar-winning film is the highest grossing animated film of all time! Frozen’s soundtrack was also the best-selling digital soundtrack ever!

Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven Pop! Figures will be released in July.

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MONDO To Release Frozen Poster By Tom Whalen, American Hustle Poster By Matt Taylor and The Hidden Fortress Poster By Vania Zouravilov On March 18, 2014

Post-award season home video releases are always the best. This week has something for everyone. There are three very different, but equally terrific films coming out on Blu-ray / DVD this Tuesday, and MONDO is so excited to help celebrate each.

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature 2013, Frozen finally hits shelves on Blu-Ray and DVD tomorrow, and MONDO is pleased to present Tom Whalen’s beautiful print for the musical masterpiece.

Also out tomorrow, David O’Russells American Hustle. The MONDO staff are big fans of his filmography, and they are thrilled to be releasing their first print for an O’Russell film. Matt Taylor did excellent work on this, as always.

Last but not least, the Criterion Collection is releasing Akira Kurosawa’s classic The Hidden Fortress on Blu-Ray for the first time and features beautiful new artwork by Vania Zouravliov.

Please follow MONDO on Twitter for the on sale announcement. These posters will be available online at a random time on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

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Frozen poster by Tom Whalen. 24″ x 36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 440. $50

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American Hustle poster by Matt Taylor. 18″ x 24″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 325. $45 

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The Hidden Fortress poster by Vania Zouravliov. 18″ x 24″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 165. $45

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The Hidden Fortress poster by Vania Zouravliov. 18″ x 24″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 165. $45

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