The all-new Walt Disney Animation Studios animated short Once Upon a Snowman turns the original Frozen on its head, finally answering all of your origin-story questions about Olaf. Just because it’s a short, however, doesn’t mean the filmmakers didn’t pack it full of Easter eggs for observant viewers.
“There’s a lot of little fun tidbits throughout the short, because we’re showing it from a different
perspective,” says Trent Correy, the short’s director and writer. “One of the ones I love is Oaken selling Anna’s coronation dress.”
You actually get a small glimpse of the dress in the just-released trailer for Once Upon A Snowman. “I love that idea that, in the movie, you see Anna walkout in her new, winter clothing to go up the North Mountain,” continues Correy, “We get to show what happened to that dress and that Oaken made a small profit.”
The dress was just one of the many hidden surprises to discover. “There’s other little Easter eggs within the cards that Olaf looks at in the stereoscope,” according to creative consultant Peter Del Vecho. “You might see a little Moana..I think there might be a Tangled image.”
You can catch these Easter eggs and more when Once Upon A Snowman streams exclusively on Disney+ October 23, 2020.
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About Once Upon A Snowman
The previously untold origins of Olaf, the innocent and insightful, summer-loving snowman who melted hearts in the Academy Award®-winning 2013 Disney animated feature, Frozen, and its acclaimed 2019 sequel, are revealed in the all-new Walt Disney Animation Studios animated short, Once Upon a Snowman. The film follows Olaf’s first steps as he comes to life and searches for his identity in the snowy mountains outside Arendelle. Once Upon a Snowman is directed by Trent Correy (animation supervisor, “Olaf” in Frozen 2) and Dan Abraham (veteran story artist who boarded Olaf’s “When I Am Older” musical sequence in Frozen 2) and will debut exclusively on Disney+ October 23, 2020.