‘Olaf’ addresses possibility of third Frozen movie


Frozen star Josh Gad has raised the possibility of a third installment of the animated box office juggernaut.

The actor voices Olaf the Snowman in the films, which also feature Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel as Princesses Anna and Elsa.

The first film was released in 2013 and was a huge success, winning two Oscars, while the highly anticipated sequel was released in 2019.

Addressing the possibility of a third movie, Gad told the PA News Agency, “Frozen 3 won’t happen unless there’s a reason Frozen 3 exists.

“I trust this team with all my heart to believe that unless I have an amazing idea, it just doesn’t have to be.

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“But I also know that the second they get that idea, they’ll be the first to say ‘let’s do it’. But for now, no Frozen 3.

Gad reprized his role as Olaf for a series of shorts, titled Olaf Presents, to be released on Disney +, in which the snowman recounts some of the most beloved Disney animations, including Aladdin, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid.

Olaf plays all of the roles in recreations of the classics and Gad said it reminded him of reading to his children.

He said, “I love doing voices for my children. For over a year, I’ve been reading the Harry Potter books to them from start to finish.

“And I tried to bring them all to life, not as well as Jim Dale or, or any of the others who brought them to life brilliantly, but I play all the characters, so for me it’s a absolute joy.

“Obviously that idea was based on that sequence in Frozen 2 where Olaf recaps the first Frozen.

Olaf recreating Aladdin
Olaf recreating Aladdin

“And there was something that was related to people about that and specifically after the movie was released, and during my quarantine I got a lot of requests from all over the world that we’d like Olaf to recap. other films and the idea somehow stuck with us.

Gad said he could never have imagined the role would have the kind of lifespan he’s experienced, saying, “I didn’t. I definitely wanted the movie to be just good, I didn’t want to be in a terrible Disney animated movie.

“I was a little shocked and amazed, one, that the film was not only good, but also amazing. But second, that it connected with so many people the way it did.

“But I certainly never imagined the shelf life that this character and these characters would continue to have.

“And I think there’s something of hope and optimism about Olaf that connects with people.

“It’s kind of a representation of the glass half full at a time when it seems very easy to look at things with a glass half empty approach.”

All Olaf Presents episodes will be available on Disney + on November 12, which has been dubbed Disney + Day and will also see the streaming premiere of Marvel Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, a new short from The Simpsons. , the launch of Home Sweet Home Alone and the launch of Dwayne Johnson’s movie Jungle Cruise to all subscribers.

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