Once Upon a Snowman is the previously untold origins of Olaf. He is the summer-loving snowman first seen in 2013’s Frozen. I always thought he was the best character in the films. He is innocent and insightful at the same time. Humorously voiced by Josh Gad.

Olaf has featured in two major films; Frozen, and the 2019 sequel Frozen II. He was also in two shorts. One was Frozen Fever released in 2015, and the other Olaf’s Frozen Adventure in 2017. Be sure to check out our many features on those films by clicking the film titles which have links to them.

Once Upon a Snowman Trailer

Once Upon a Snowman Lowdown

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

Voice artists:-

  • Josh Gad as “Olaf”
  • Idina Menzel as “Elsa”
  • Kristen Bell as “Anna”
  • Jonathan Groff as “Kristoff”
  • Chris Williams as “Oaken”
Once Upon a Snowman - Oaken and Olaf
Once Upon a Snowman – Oaken (voiced by Chris Williams) and Olaf (voiced by Josh Gad) ©2020 Walt Disney Animation Studios

The film was written & directed by Dan Abraham and Trent Correy. Both have connection with Frozen 2. Trent was animation supervisor for Olaf in that movie. Dan, a veteran story artist, boarded Olaf’s “When I Am Older” musical sequence.

Once Upon a Snowman - Poster: Olaf
Once Upon… Poster: Olaf ©2020 Walt Disney Animation Studios

Once Upon a Snowman is streaming on Disney+ this Friday, October 23rd, 2020. It’s good to see Disney making full use of their new streaming service, especially in these rather unusual times. Young or old, we certainly could do with some escapism!

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