Olaf's Frozen Adventure
Olaf's Frozen Adventure
G | 27 October 2017 (USA)

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Olaf is on a mission to harness the best holiday traditions for Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff.

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ChicRawIdol

A brilliant film that helped define a genre

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Humaira Grant

It’s not bad or unwatchable but despite the amplitude of the spectacle, the end result is underwhelming.

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Brendon Jones

It’s fine. It's literally the definition of a fine movie. You’ve seen it before, you know every beat and outcome before the characters even do. Only question is how much escapism you’re looking for.

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Janae Milner

Easily the biggest piece of Right wing non sense propaganda I ever saw.

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Horst in Translation (filmreviews@web.de)

"Olaf's Frozen Adventure" is an animated short film from 2017 and the most recent addition to the Frozen universe before the sequel of the Oscar-winning movie comes out. They picked this one to air before Pixar's newest Coco, but after heavy criticisms, they quickly revoked that decision and it will probably be a long time until a short film of this runtime will air before a full feature film again. Oh well.. but still you should not really blame this film here for the bad decisions made about it. It is like a weaker Frozen version in every regard. The music is not as good, the emotional impact is not as meaningful, the funny moments are not that entertaining and the general plot about Christmas traditions is not too significant. But that it is not as great as Frozen oesn't mean it's bad. The beloved characters are all still there, at least in the first and third chapter, the second basically only belongs to title character Olaf. And the looks of it are downright stunning again, we should not take it for granted. Arendelle is such a place to be really, especially during the holidays when there's snow everywhere. Could this short have been better? Most certainly. Is it a failure? Absolutely not. All in all, it makes for a good pick to watch together with Frozen if you want to rewatch the latter. I give it a thumbs-up and recommend checking it out. Don't be too harsh on it only because you loved Coco.

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AnewId48

Don't review it badly because it 'wasted your time'. How many of you actually worry about how long a movie is or bother to see how long it is in the first place? You're sitting down at an over priced movie but this wastes your time? Okay.I don't particularly like Frozen as it's just been played too many times and even though I find it annoying this was cute. I liked it and it was refreshing. To people complaining about "OH WHY did they put it before Coco?!" He is trying to find family traditions for Anna and Elsa. He is trying to find FAMILY TRADITIONS before a movie about family and traditions! It fits, shocker I know.Regardless, it was cute. The animation was nothing short of the quality you'd expect. The story is cute and light-hearted and a nice short for the holiday season. Stop being scrooges people.

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MaximumMadness

The fundamental issue with "Olaf's Frozen Adventure" is that it's a cute idea for a ten-minute short stretched to an almost unbearable length for no other reason that "Frozen" got popular. Originally set to air as an ABC Christmas Primetime special, the short was later deemed "theatrical" enough that it was attached to theaters playing the latest Pixar film, "Coco."The short follows the adorable living snowman Olaf (Josh Gad) as he goes on an adventure to find new holiday family traditions upon learning his friends Anna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel) don't have one to call their own. After interviewing the townspeople of Arendelle and collecting pieces of different "traditions" in his sleigh, Olaf seems set... until a disaster strikes and his plans seem to be completely ruined. Will he find a family tradition for his friends? Or perhaps do they already have one and just not realize it yet?Much like its theatrical predecessor, "Olaf's Frozen Adventure" is a stunningly beautiful and exceptionally well-made film from a pure, aesthetic standpoint. Character design and animation work is top- notch, and the atmospheric effects such as snow and ice look wildly true-to-life. The cast continues to charm, and it actually boasts some really fun moments, including answering a lingering question leftover from the original film about what happens when Olaf gets too hot.The issue is that the film is just too darned long for its own good. With some clever writing, this could have easily been worked down into a simple, sweet and efficient eight or ten-minute short based around two or three back-to-back songs. And it would have been all the better for it. It feels like writer Jac Schaeffer and the songwriting team are really stretching the material to hit "TV Special" length, and as a result, there's a lot of moments that feel shoehorned and inorganic. Only about half the jokes land with anything other than a flat thud, and outside of the stellar finale (which I will not spoil), the melodies and lyrics lack that catchy snap that the songs of the original film had.I also do feel the need to make an important note for people who are planning on seeing the movie "Coco", to which "Olaf's Frozen Adventure" is attached. This movie is well over twenty minutes, and I've known a number of people who have been irritated by this fact, as it significantly lengthens the amount of time they're in the theater and might interfere with plans afterwords. In addition to the standard fifteen or twenty minutes or previews and commercials, this short basically means that "Coco" will not begin for nearly forty-five minutes after the scheduled showtime. Please be aware and plan ahead. However, this fact is not something I am taking into account for my review- I am judging the film on its own merits."Olaf's Frozen Adventure" is overlong and a bit half-baked. And I can definitely see its unwieldy length turning off many audiences. But the animation is as gorgeous as ever, the cast continues to tug at your heartstrings and it does have just enough good gags and charming melodies to keep you invested. Even if it is really only an extended commercial for "Frozen 2." So I'm giving it a slightly above average 6 out of 10. Worth checking out once. Just don't expect a whole lot out of it.

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lydiali-16614

Not much of a Frozen fan myself, I was forced to watch this 30 minute long "short-film" before Coco. And unlike other Pixar shorts, this one isn't that well-crafted. It's kind of a waste of time to be honest. I was questioning if I was even in the right theater at first. The good side I guess, is that just reflects in comparison how good a movie Coco was. Well hope y'all enjoyed Coco in the end!

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