After proving not to be the perfect short to accompany Pixar’s Coco in theaters, Disney’s Olaf’s Frozen Adventure will make its TV debut on ABC this Thursday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. The featurette will premiere as part of ABC Group’s “25 Days of Christmas” celebration.
Directed by Emmy-winning filmmakers Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton (Prep & Landing) and by Oscar winner Roy Conli (Big Hero 6), the featurette includes a screenplay by Jac Schaeffer and four original songs by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson. It features four new original songs and welcomes back the beloved characters (and cast) who won over audiences worldwide in the Oscar-winning Disney movie Frozen, the top-grossing animated film of all time. Disney Animation’s Emmy Award-winning holiday special Prep & Landing” will also make an encore visit at 8:30-9:00 p.m. EST.
In Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, Olaf (voice of Josh Gad) teams up with Sven on a merry mission. It’s the first holiday season since the gates reopened and Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) and Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel) host a celebration for all of Arendelle. When the townspeople unexpectedly leave early to enjoy their individual holiday customs, the sisters realize they have no family traditions of their own. So, Olaf sets out to comb the kingdom to bring home the best traditions and save Anna and Elsa’s “first Christmas in forever.”
The featurette showcases the original cast of Arendelle characters, including Olaf (voiced by Josh Gad); Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell), Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel), and Kristoff (voiced by Jonathan Groff).