Disney have, over the years, created some incredible classics that many of us still enjoy today. There are many shining examples of amazing narrative, and Frozen’s Olaf is almost ready to try his hand at retelling some of the best.
Olaf Presents is a brand-new series of shorts coming to Disney+ this November (2021). The adorable snowman will be re-enacting some of the company’s most beloved stories, including The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Moana, Aladdin and Tangled.
Olaf was first seen in 2013’s Frozen, where he warmed the hearts of many, despite his quite literal icy exterior. His naive, charming personality was so uplifting and hilarious; there is no wonder why he’s the one chosen to recreate some beloved Disney classics.
In Olaf Presents, the small snowman takes to the icy stage and becomes a dazzling actor, producer, costumer, and even set builder for his unique and entertaining retelling of five animated tales.
We all know Olaf to be a rather magical character, one who can definitely keep eyes focused on him, quite a handy skill to have if you’re doing your own one-man-show!
Olaf will be taking on roles from a mermaid, to a lion and a genie, as well as nearly every part in between, as he entertains Arendelle with his short but sweet versions of these tales as old as time.
Olaf Presents will be a series of animated short films, each giving way to a different retelling. The images released for the show are hilarious to say the least, with Olaf seen recreating Ariel’s iconic scene with the sea at her back, Aladdin's confusion at the lamp, and a lion’s mane made out of autumn leaves; it seems the little snowman is really pushing the boat out!
Josh Gad returns to voice the adorable and lovable Olaf, with veteran Disney animator Hyrum Osmond directing and Jennifer Newfield producing.
Olaf Presents will hit Disney+ on November 12th; this date is special not only due to Olaf’s acting career taking off, but it is Disney+ Day! The day will be filled with special announcements and reveals, so stay tuned!
Written by Melisa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal