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Once Upon a Snowman (2020)

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Olaf's first steps as he comes to life and searches for his identity in the snowy mountains outside Arendelle.

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Trent Correy
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Credited cast:
Kristen Bell ... Anna (voice)
Josh Gad ... Olaf (voice)
Idina Menzel ... Elsa (voice)
Chris Williams ... Oaken (voice)
Eva Bella ... Young Elsa (voice) (archive sound)
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Olaf's first steps as he comes to life and searches for his identity in the snowy mountains outside Arendelle.

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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Olaf first wakes up after getting knocked down the hill by Elsa's cape, the lines he says about being alive and being able to juggle are a reference to Burl Ives' Frosty the Snowman (1951). Frosty can juggle, but Olaf cannot. See more »

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Oaken shows Olaf what appear to be color photographs. Color photography wasn't invented until 1861, and 'Frozen' takes place in 1843. See more »

Quotes

Olaf: I can walk! I can juggle! No, I cannot.
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Spun-off from Frozen (2013) See more »

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It's alive!
31 October 2020 | by Pjtaylor-96-138044See all my reviews

'Once Upon A Snowman (2020)' is a short film set during the events of 'Frozen (2013)' that follows Olaf as he comes to terms with his newfound existence. It's supposedly the 'untold origin' of the character but it feels rather redundant, finishing just when it feels like it's getting started. Of course, the thing is enjoyable enough for what it is. For starters, it's visually gorgeous. There are a few inventive sight gags and a relatively exciting central set-piece, all of which integrate themselves into the established plot of the first flick in fairly seamless ways. There are also some moments that go out of their way to contextualise elements of that movie, even if those elements have never been 'plot holes' and therefore don't really need 'filling in'. The overall experience is passively entertaining, but it doesn't exactly feel inspired and it lacks much of the charm that its feature-length relatives are soaked in. It isn't bad, by any means, but it isn't all that good, either. 5/10


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Official Sites:

Disney+

Country:

USA

Language:

Norwegian | English

Release Date:

23 October 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Norway, Norge See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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