Frozen’s sequel isn’t due out until 2019, but Disney Pixar just gave the public something to hold them over until then. Behold, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, a new short that will follow Olaf as he travels the world to find the best Christmas tradition out there.
During the minute-long trailer, viewers are taken on a journey as Olaf is introduced to how other people from different regions celebrate Christmas. Why? Well, Anna and Elsa weren’t raised with their own special family traditions because their parents died when they were young. Because of this, the royal sisters are a little down in the dumps by the time Christmas rolls around. Olaf, as you know, wants everyone to be happy — especially his favorite girls. Therefore, the Snowman embarks on a quest to find the best traditions in Arendale to bring back home to the castle.
He comes across a host of families who make Christmas special in their own way. One family makes homemade candy canes, which he uses to replace his carrot nose at one point. Another family practices Jewish traditions, Kristoff’s family, the trolls have their very only special traditions.
In addition to that, we also get to see more of Olaf’s special quirks. Remember how he had a thing for summertime in Frozen? Well, his love for summer isn’t just because of the gorgeous weather; the guy has a serious thing for heat in general. At one point, he sets his entire sleigh on fire (though that looked to be an accident). And at the close of the trailer, Olaf can be seen gumming it up with a guy in a sauna.
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It’s unclear how he’s able to sustain such temperatures — he is, in fact, made of ice — but the clue could lie at the end of Frozen. If you remember correctly, near the end of the film, Olaf began to melt as summer approached. Elsa came to his rescue and used her ice powers to give Olaf his own personal snow cloud to follow him around.
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That cloud isn’t visible in the trailer, but it’s possible that Elsa made some adjustments and granted Olaf the ability to walk around without needing it.
You’ll have to wait a little while to see all of the hijinx Olaf gets into in Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. The 21-minute short will play at the beginning of CoCo, due out this November.
In the meantime, you can check out the trailer to Olaf’s Frozen Adventure below.
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