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A clip from Disney’s Frozen shows off the charming writing and snowman Olaf’s sense of humor.

In the first scene released from the upcoming Disney animated movie, Olaf (voiced by Josh Gad) encounters Anna (Kristen Bell) and Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and reveals that Elsa created him. We see Anna ask if Olaf knows Elsa’s (Idina Menzel) whereabouts because they need to save summer after she put a winter curse on the land. Adorably, Olaf says he’d love to experience summer but doesn’t realize that the sunshine and heat would melt him.

Watch the clip on USA Today (clip not embeddable) then come back to Hypable to share your thoughts. We’re loving the sense of humor in Frozen based on what we’ve seen in the trailers and this clip. Do you agree?

Frozen opens in theaters November 27. Earlier this week Disney released the lead single from the animated movie titled “Let it Go,” performed by Demi Lovato. Just last week we were treated to a new trailer that has more of a focus on the film’s storyline rather than the humor.

Says the film’s official synopsis, “Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.”

Frozen follows in the steps of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 2012 film Wreck-it Ralph, which was critically praised. Coming off that film, we have high hopes for Frozen.

How do you think Disney’s ‘Frozen’ is shaping up?

There won’t be a Pixar movie released next year, so Frozen and Big Hero 6 will be our Disney animated movies to hold us over until 2015′s The Good Dinosaur.

Big Hero 6 is “an action comedy adventure about brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo,” according to Disney.

  • Tired of Olaf

    I feel like I’m the only person in the world who’s not excited for Olaf. I just feel like the dumb sidekick shtick has been overdone and now it’s just kind of annoying. I want to get excited for this movie, but I can’t when most of the promotional material is centered around Olaf.

    • http://wantingmemories.tumblr.com/ aly2011AMA

      It’s a Disney children’s movie. There’s going to be a comic relief character. And we still haven’t seen the actual movie yet, so we can’t just label him as a “dumb sidekick”. Of course the promotional material is going to be centered on him. They’re trying to bring in as wide of an audience as possible. If they only used Anna and Elsa in the promos, it would probably deter boys from going to see the movie because they might see it as a “princess” movie. This at least gives it a chance to appeal to all audiences before people start making assumptions about it.

      • Tired of Olaf

        That’s a compelling argument, especially considering that The Princess and the Frog was marketed solely around Tiana and it didn’t do very well in the box office. However, Tangled doesn’t have a character solely for comic relief (unless you count Pascal but he didn’t take up a whole lot of screen time) and managed to do well in quality and the box office without focusing on Rapunzel in the promotions.

        I’m just saying from the characteristics Olaf presents in the promotional material, he’s just not that appealing to me. It’s fine if you do like him, but I’m just not his biggest fan.

        • http://wantingmemories.tumblr.com/ aly2011AMA

          I didn’t even think about Tangled, but I just rewatched the official trailer and Rapunzel was only featured for about 20 seconds of the entire 2-minute trailer. I forgot how much they centered their promotion around Flynn Rider.
          I do think Olaf is going to be kind of dumb, and I’m sure they could have made the movie without him, but it just seems to be in the classic spirit of Disney to have a lovable and dopey sort of character. Disney does, after all, love to make spin-off shorts about their minor characters.

          • Tired of Olaf

            That’s true. I just don’t want him to distract from the actual story, especially when it’s as interesting as this one. :)

    • Ellie

      You’re not alone; from the comments I’ve read he’s pretty much universally hated.

  • disneyfanguyrhing

    but does anyone get the ‘dory’ vibe from him? He sounds like dory to me, which is awesome.

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