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Olaf's Frozen Adventure made its debut on the big screen last month before jumping to television, but now it's available for everybody to check out whenever they want, and there are some reasons you might want to. While the film got a little beat up by those going to see Coco, the fact is that most were simply frustrated with its excessive length being put in front of a nearly two-hour feature. The quality of the show itself is solid, and when viewed by itself there's plenty to enjoy.
If the theatrical response has you considering ignoring this one, here are three reasons to reconsider Olaf's Frozen Adventure.
Olaf Is Still Funny
Frozen as a whole sort of surprised everybody with how successful and popular it was when it was first released. One of the biggest surprises was just how good the comic relief sidekick actually was. Olaf was legitimately funny in Frozen and Josh Gad's comic timing hasn't lost a step in Olaf's Frozen Adventure. This is very much his story, and Olaf reminds us why we liked him so much the first time around. He's still the cute slapstick guy the kids will love, but there's plenty of humor for the adults as well.
Everybody Brought Their A-Game
If you look back at the history of when Disney has brought back their theatrical properties in other mediums (direct-to-video sequels, TV series, etc) the simple fact is that quite often these things are handled by different teams who quite often don't have the same people who made the feature film, and frequently don't have the time or the budget to match the original. That's not the case here. All the voice actors are back, and nobody sounds like they're phoning it in. The animation is at the same level of quality as a Disney feature. This isn't a cheap cash-in production.
It's Two Years Until Frozen 2 Comes Out
Let's face it, if you're a fan of Frozen, what you really want is the sequel, currently set to come out in 2019. However, that's two years away. At some point, we just need to accept that we're only going to be getting drip-fed Frozen until then. We got the Frozen Fever short, now we have Olaf's Frozen Adventure, and this is going to need to keep us satiated until Frozen 2 finally arrives. Olaf will scratch that Frozen itch without you having to drive your family crazy with "Let it Go" for the millionth time. Enjoy it, it's what there is.
Olaf's Frozen Adventure is now available via the Movies Anywhere service where it also includes a number of great classic Disney shorts.