“Once Upon a Snowman” Animated Short Now Available to Stream on Disney+

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Once Upon a Snowman is now available to stream exclusively on Disney+. The animated short is about the “previously untold origins” of Olaf, who is voiced by Josh Gad in the short (just as in Frozen and Frozen 2). Read below for more information and check out the short on Disney+! There is also an official clip of the short embedded.


BURBANK, Calif. (October 23, 2020) – Everyone knows that he likes warm hugs, but few know the whole story about Olaf’s first moments—until now. Beginning today, “Once Upon a Snowman” is available to stream exclusively on Disney+. The previously untold origins of the innocent and insightful, summer-loving snowman who melted hearts in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 2013 Academy Award®-winning “Frozen,” and its acclaimed 2019 follow-up, “Frozen 2,” are revealed in the all-new animated short. 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. 

You will recognize other voices in the short as well, including Idina Menzel (Elsa) and Kristen Bell (Anna).

Once Upon a Snowman is available to stream now, exclusively on Disney+.