With the delay of Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Disney+ has been on the ropes, content-wise, for a hefty stretch. A quick hit designed to keep the Frozen IP relevant and in rotation, Once Upon a Snowman is the first Frozen content created expressly for the steaming site so it makes for a nice, familiar appetizer before marquee series The Mandalorian returns.
And Olaf (Josh Gad), as a character, is at his best on his own at just around this runtime. Best to not go longer than this if you’re aim is optimal Olaf effectiveness. He chats with Oaken (Chris Williams), gets a starter nose (a sausage), runs from a hungry wolf pack, and then learns the true meaning of…Olaf, I guess. If you watch the trailer you’ve already seen a sixth of this. It’s a perfectly okay-ish achievement.
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