Disney’s D23 Expo kicked off with the Animation panel, highlighting all of the exciting new animated movies in the pipeline. Of course, one of the highlights was “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.” While a true sequel to Frozen 2 is in the words, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure is the new Frozen holiday featurette.
Fans in attendance were greeted by Kristen Bell, the voice of Anna, along with a live performance by Josh Gad, the voice of Olaf. He performed the all-new original song “That Time of Year,” written by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson. The song is part of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new 21-minute featurette, which hits the big-screen in front of Disney•Pixar’s Coco on Nov. 22, 2017.
Joining Bell and Gad in the featurette are Idina Menzel as the voice of Elsa, and Jonathan Groff as the voice of Kristoff. The featurette is directed by the Emmy-winning team Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton (Prep & Landing) and produced by Oscar winner Roy Conli (Big Hero 6).
Below you can watch the highlights of the Olaf’s Frozen Adventure portion of the Disney Animation panel at D23 Expo 2017.
Other exciting announcements from the Animation panel include a new space-themed movie from DisneyToon Studios and another untitled film from the Monsters University director.