An Olaf origin story will soon be making its way to Disney+ in the form of a brand new animated short titled Once Upon A Snowman.
Olaf may be one of the most beloved characters to come out of the Frozen universe. But for as much as fans know the basics about the lovable snowman, there’s still a few questions that have been left unanswered.
Now, fans curious about what Olaf was up to between the time in which Elsa created him and when he first meets Anna ad Kristoff in the forest will finally have the chance to get some answers.
In a press release sent out on Tuesday (September 9), Disney announced that an Olaf origin story would officially be coming to Disney+ later next month.
Titled Once Upon A Snowman, the animated short is set to follow Olaf’s first steps as he comes to life and searches for his identity in the snowy mountains outside of Arindelle.
Actor Josh Gad is once again returning to lend his voice to the fan favorite character— and he’s not the only Frozen vet who’s returned for the animated short.
Behind the scenes, Once Upon A Snowman is directed by Trent Correy (who also served as the animation supervisor for the character in Frozen 2) and Dan Abraham (the story artist who boarded Olaf’s “When I am Older” musical sequence in the sequel). Producing are Nicole Hearon and Peter Del Vecho, who both served as producers on Frozen 2.
In a statement announcing Once Upon A Snowman, Correy revealed that an Olaf origin story is something he’s been wanting to do for a while.
“This is an idea that started to form when I was an animator on the first Frozen,” said Correy. “Dan Abraham and I are so grateful and excited to have the opportunity to direct this short, working with our incredible colleagues at Walt Disney Animation Studios.”
Once Upon A Snowman premieres exclusively via Disney+ on October 23.