Frozen fans rejoice! Disney has today unveiled the first look at their new Frozen
Disney and Pixar’s Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter debuted the first trailer for the short film to EW and spoke about the story and what fans can expect. The new 21-minute short sees Josh Gad return to voice Olaf, as well as Kristen Bell and Anna and Idina Menzel as Elsa as the group celebrates their first Christmas together – and the film will debut in front of Pixar’s latest film, Coco, later this year.
“People forget that the first movie took place in the middle of summer, so this is really the first holiday season after the girls have come together, but what they’re realizing is that because they were separated for so long, they don’t have any family traditions… So, Olaf is so sad about this that he decides to step out with Sven the reindeer to go around Arendelle to find the greatest family tradition for Anna and Elsa.”
“When we put shorts in front of features, I always love to have shorts that contrast, that aren’t about the same subject or setting or environment, but with this, both stories are incredibly emotional and so much about family that they really fit… And both celebrate two completely different holidays, so I think that was also fun to put them together.”
In addition, the short will have four new songs, composed by Kate Anderson and Elyssa Samsel, which Lasseter says will get fans even more excited, saying:
“This was a high hurdle I set, but one of my dreams was to create a new Christmas standard in one of those songs, and Kate and Elyssa just killed it… The song that’s actually in the trailer is ‘When We’re Together,’ and it just brings tears to your eyes. It has such great meaning for frankly anybody coming together for the holiday season.”
Coco, which Olaf’s Frozen Adventure will debut before, opens in the UK on January 19th.