Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios announced today that they will be partnering up for the holidays as Walt Disney Animation short, ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’ will open in front of Pixar’s COCO.
â€œIâ€™m thrilled that Disney Animationâ€™s featurette â€˜Olafâ€™s Frozen Adventureâ€™ will be coming to theaters in November with Pixarâ€™s â€˜Coco,â€™â€ said John Lasseter, chief creative officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. â€œItâ€™s a perfect pairing â€“ theyâ€™re both beautiful, heartfelt films about families and how people carry traditions forward. I canâ€™t wait for audiences to get to see both of these terrific projects together on the big screen.â€
Featuring four new original songs, the 21-minute featurette welcomes the original cast and characters back to the big screen, including Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), who is on a mission to harness the best holiday traditions for Anna (voice of Kristen Bell), Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel) and Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff). Directed by EmmyÂ®-winning filmmakers Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton (â€œPrep & Landingâ€), produced by OscarÂ® winner Roy Conli (â€œBig Hero 6â€), with original songs by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson (â€œBetween the Linesâ€), â€œOlafâ€™s Frozen Adventureâ€ will be in theaters for a limited time beginning Nov. 22.
â€œStevie and I were deeply honored to be entrusted by John [Lasseter] to create an all-new story with these characters we love,â€Â said Deters. â€œWeâ€™re thrilled to have our film play on the big screen with â€˜Cocoâ€™ during the holidays.â€
â€œWe loved getting in the recording booth with these incredible actors who know their characters inside and out,â€ added Wermers-Skelton. â€œWe canâ€™t wait for audiences to see the featurette, enjoy their performances, and hear the incredible new songs written by Elyssa and Kate.â€
‘Olaf’s Â Frozen Adventure’ and COCO will open in theaters this November for a limited time.