Today's the day! Disney is celebrating the digital release of their Christmas-themed special, Olaf's Frozen Adventure, featuring characters from Walt Disney Pictures' 53rd full-length animated motion picture, “Frozen,” starring the voice cast of Josh Gad, Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell and Jonathan Groff. The digital copy of Olaf’s Frozen Adventure will also add six classic Disney shorts to your holiday digital collection. Take a look at the special video of some of the Easter Eggs hidden in this special holiday featurette, as well as some gifts the Disney Home Entertainment Team sent us to make sure we have Happy Holidays and Chag Sameach!
Six Classic Disney Shorts Join Olaf's Frozen Adventure
In Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 21-minute featurette “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure,” Olaf (voice of Josh Gad) teams up with Sven on a merry mission. It’s the first holiday season since the gates reopened and Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) and Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel) host a celebration for all of Arendelle. When the townspeople unexpectedly leave early to enjoy their individual holiday customs, the sisters realize they have no family traditions of their own. So, Olaf sets out to comb the kingdom to bring home the best traditions and save this first Christmas for his friends.
The team at Disney knocked it out of the park this year by sending a sampling of holiday traditions from around the world to our family.
- Lefse, a traditional Norwegian soft flatbread made from potato-based dough with flour, butter, and milk or cream.
- Dreidels featuring Hebrew letters nun, gimmel, hey, and shin, which stand for the Hebrew phrase, “A great miracle happened there.”
- Gingerbread which originated from Greece in 2400 BC and migrated to the Middle East during the 11th century Crusades.
- Yule Bells from the ancient Pagan ritual used to drive away evil spirits, and are often rung to signal the start of religious services.
- Candy Canes, created by a choirmaster in 1067, to help children sit quietly through the long Christmas service.
- And of course Fruitcake, the American tradition that can be aged 25 years and still be eaten when it contains the proper preservatives and is stored in an airtight container.
And who can resist that this amazingly cute knitted Olaf with striped candy cane nose!
And even though Olaf's Frozen Adventure is a Christmas special, what's a Disney animation without a few Easter eggs?
- THE HOCKEY CHAMP – Donald Duck shows his nephews the moves that won him his hockey trophy, but the boys have a few moves of their own.
- WINTER – Silly Symphony – In this musical short – the last of the ‘Silly Symphony’ series – see wintertime from the point of view of our favorite woodland creatures.
- THE ART OF SKIING – The first cartoon to use the now-famous Goofy holler, this short features Goofy learning how to ski at the Sugar Bowl Ski Resort.
- PLUTO’S CHRISTMAS TREE – While picking out their Christmas tree, Mickey and Pluto chop down the perfect one, unaware that they’re bringing home Chip and Dale along for the ride.
- ONCE UPON A WINTERTIME – While courting Jenny, Joe tries to show off on the ice, but events soon turn to a timely rescue in this musical December Valentine.
- POLAR TRAPPERS – The first cartoon to feature Donald and Goofy without Mickey; The duo are animal trappers in the South Pole with very different (and hilariously unsuccessful) approaches.
Don't miss your chance to own these six classic Disney shorts alongside Olaf's Frozen Adventure today!