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Disney+ Releases Trailer For New Olaf Short 'Once Upon a Snowman' - Watch!

Disney+ Releases Trailer For New Olaf Short 'Once Upon a Snowman' - Watch!

We have our first look at the new Disney+ short Once Upon a Snowman!

The upcoming short, which premieres on Disney+ THIS Friday (October 23), follows Olaf’s first steps as he comes to life and searches for his identity in the snowy mountains outside Arendelle.

Josh Gad will of course return to voice everyone’s favorite snowman to help tell the untold origins of the Frozen character. Also returning for the short, as seen in the trailer, is the hilarious Oaken from Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post!

Once Upon a Snowman is just latest that we get to see of Olaf, following the quarantine series, At Home With Olaf, and Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.

Over the summer, Josh dished on the chances of a Frozen 3 happening. Find out what he said here!


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Olaf To Get His Own Origin Story 'Once Upon A Snowman' On Disney+

Olaf To Get His Own Origin Story 'Once Upon A Snowman' On Disney+

Olaf is the center of attention in a new Disney+ short!

The huggable snowman, voiced by Josh Gad, will get his very own origin story in Once Upon A Snowman.

Here’s a synopsis: 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.

The short 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 premieres on Disney+ on October 23rd!

Disney+ To Take Fans Behind-The-Scenes of Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom In New Docu-Series

Disney+ To Take Fans Behind-The-Scenes of Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom In New Docu-Series

There’s a new docu-series coming to Disney+ all about Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

In Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, National Geographic will give viewers an all-encompassing backstage pass to explore the magic behind two of the world’s most beloved animal experiences, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and The Seas with Nemo & Friends at EPCOT.

Frozen‘s Josh Gad will narrate the eight part series which dives into the details within The Most Magical Place on Earth, unveiling the multifaceted aspects of animal care, operations and Imagineering.

Animals from the Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail, Harambe Wildlife Reserve, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Discovery Island, Tiger Temple, and The Seas with Nemo & Friends at EPCOT will all be featured in the show.

Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom captures the spirit of these two world-famous parks and its animals and ushers that feeling directly into viewers’ living rooms,” Josh said in a statement. “Each episode, we get to know these animals intimately and are immersed in the magic of Disney, and it’s been a joy giving voice to this ultimate adventure.”

Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom will premiere on Friday, September 25th, on Disney+!

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Josh Gad Dishes On The Chances of a 'Frozen 3'

Josh Gad Dishes On The Chances of a 'Frozen 3'

Is there a possibility of a third Frozen movie??

While the stars of the hit movies have said that doing movie musical sequels is always tough, Josh Gad, aka Olaf, is dishing on whether a Frozen 3 could happen.

“I mean, here’s the deal, Frozen 2 wasn’t Frozen 2 until there was a reason to exist,” he told Pop Culture. “And similarly, I don’t know if and when there will be a Frozen 3. That’s way above my pay grade, but what I can tell you is this: There was an opportunity to take these characters and bring again a sense of hope and inspiration. And it’s why the team at Disney and I teamed up on the past couple of weeks to do At Home with Olaf.”

“And so the Frozen saga continues, even if it’s not necessarily in the form of a third movie. But we’ll see!” Josh added. “If there’s always a story worth telling, I’m sure that [writer/co-director] Jennifer Lee and the incredible team over at Disney animation will tell that story one day.”

Frozen 2 wasn’t announced until two years after the first Frozen hit theaters, and wasn’t released until six years after Frozen.

Be sure to check out Into The Unkown: Making Frozen II for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the sequel, and be sure to check out all the At Home with Olaf shorts!

Josh Gad Says 'Artemis Fowl' Could Be Next 'Harry Potter'

Josh Gad Says 'Artemis Fowl' Could Be Next 'Harry Potter'

Josh Gad is opening up the potential of his new film Artemis Fowl!

The Frozen actor dished on the similarities between the upcoming Disney+ movie and Harry Potter.

“I’m obsessed with Harry Potter,” he told Bustle. “There hasn’t been a Harry Potter in a long time. A new Harry Potter. This feels like the answer to that.”

Josh said he sees Artemis as “the antithesis to Harry.”

“Artemis starts almost at the end of Harry’s journey,” he explains. “He’s very manipulative.”

Josh also shared how the world of Artemis Fowl “speaks to a crowd and an audience that is desperately longing for something to fill that [Harry Potter] void.”

Artemis Fowl will premiere on Disney+ TOMORROW (June 12). Check out the latest clip right here!

Disney+ Announces a Release Date for 'Artemis Fowl' Movie!

Disney+ Announces a Release Date for 'Artemis Fowl' Movie!

Movie theaters around the country are shut down right now, so Disney has decided to put the movie Artemis Fowl directly on Disney+ instead of delaying the release any further.

The movie will start streaming on June 12.

Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, Colin Farrell, Judi Dench, Tamara Smart, Nonso Anozie, Josh McGuire, Nikesh Patel, and Adrian Scarborough star in the new movie, which was directed by Kenneth Branagh. The film is based on the best-selling book by Eoin Colfer.

Kenneth said in a statement, “Artemis Fowl is a true original. In challenging times, a twelve year old criminal mastermind is one heck of a travelling companion. Smart, funny, and cool as mustard, he’ll take you to new worlds, meet unforgettable characters, and mix magic with mayhem. His own family is everything to him, and (although he’d never admit it), he’d be as proud as I am that families around the world will now be able to enjoy his first amazing screen adventures together, on Disney +.”

Watch a new TV spot below!

Josh Gad & Disney Animation Bringing More Olaf Fun During Quarantine

Josh Gad & Disney Animation Bringing More Olaf Fun During Quarantine

Josh Gad revealed that he’s been working with Disney to bring fans more Olaf!

The actor, who voices the character, has been recording vocals from home, while the visuals are also created at home by Olaf animator Hyrum Osmond.

“So, my very good friends @mrhyrum and @alittlejelee asked me if I would be able to record some noises and short dialogue from home for a new series of Olaf shorts during this crazy time,” Josh wrote on Instagram.

“Despite the fact that I am the single most technically challenged person in the universe, the wonderful wizards at Disney Animation walked me through the process and I was able to provide a little Olaf flourish to the brilliant work @mrhyrum and the team of incredible artists at @disneyanimation were able to dream up and deliver from home to hopefully provide you all with a smile and a laugh during these trying days. So, please watch this all-new @DisneyAnimation digital short featuring Olaf,” he added. “And come back tomorrow for more #AtHomeWithOlaf, created (ingeniously) at home by Hyrum Osmond. And voiced from home (even more miraculously) by me. #disneymagicmoments”

Check out the first video below and be sure to follow along with Disney Animation and Josh Gad as more are released!