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* BaitAndSwitch: The short opens with Olaf [[JumpScare jumping out to surprise various servants]], first hiding in a Christmas tree and later in a displayed suit of armour. [[RuleOfThree In the third incident]], a servant is shown carrying a suspiciously Olaf-shaped wrapped present, and puts it down on the pile of other presents... right before the real Olaf surprises him from behind.

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* BaitAndSwitch: BaitAndSwitchSilhouette: The short opens with Olaf [[JumpScare jumping out to surprise various servants]], first hiding in a Christmas tree and later in a displayed suit of armour. [[RuleOfThree In the third incident]], a servant is shown carrying a suspiciously Olaf-shaped wrapped present, and puts it down on the pile of other presents... right before the real Olaf surprises him from behind.

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* ClingyMacguffin: Whatever happens to Olaf, he keeps getting the fruitcake back.


* ItWasWithYouAllAlong: While Olaf sets out to find a tradition for their family by looking to see what other people did, Anna and Elsa find one in Elsa's old trunk - and the tradition is ''Olaf''. [[spoiler:Anna had made an "Olaf" gift every Christmas growing up, creating a tradition herself.]]

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* ItWasWithYouAllAlong: While Olaf sets out to find a tradition for their family by looking to see what other people did, Anna and Elsa find one in Elsa's old trunk - and the tradition is ''Olaf''. [[spoiler:Anna had made an "Olaf" gift for Elsa every Christmas growing up, creating a family tradition herself.herself, one that was embodied in Olaf the whole time.]]


* ItWasWithYouAllAlong: While Olaf sets out to find a tradition for their family by looking to see what other people did, Anna and Elsa find one in Elsa's old trunk - and the tradition is ''Olaf''.[[spoiler:Anna had made an "Olaf" gift every Christmas growing up, creating a tradition herself.]]

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* ItWasWithYouAllAlong: While Olaf sets out to find a tradition for their family by looking to see what other people did, Anna and Elsa find one in Elsa's old trunk - and the tradition is ''Olaf''. [[spoiler:Anna had made an "Olaf" gift every Christmas growing up, creating a tradition herself.]]



* JumpScare: Elsa is looking for Anna in the attic, when Anna pops up out of a trunk, but with a blanket over her, so she looks like a dark brown mass appearing out of nowhere. After a downplayed ScareChord, Elsa does a quick {{Gasp}} until Anna reveals herself wearing her old viking hat, sorcerer's cloak and dragon hand puppets.

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* JumpScare: Elsa is looking for Anna in the attic, when Anna pops up out of a trunk, but with a blanket over her, so she looks like a dark brown mass appearing out of nowhere. After a downplayed ScareChord, Elsa does a quick {{Gasp}} until Anna reveals herself wearing her old viking Viking hat, sorcerer's sorceress cloak and dragon hand puppets.



* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Olaf joins Oaken and his family in their sauna. The humans have towels on... at least at first.

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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Olaf joins Oaken and his family in their sauna. The humans have towels on... at least at first.



** Anna is dressed warmly and Elsa isnít; Anna has rosy cheeks and Elsa doesnít, since Anna is still vulnerable to cold and Elsa is not.

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** Anna is dressed warmly and Elsa isnít; isnít. Anna has rosy cheeks and Elsa doesnít, since Anna is still vulnerable to cold and Elsa is not.



* SarcasmMode: Olaf says "That sounds safe" when talking about hanging stockings over the fireplace. [[note]]Although, given that this is [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Olaf]], he might have been sincere[[/note]]

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* SarcasmMode: Olaf says "That sounds safe" when talking about hanging stockings over the fireplace. fireplace [[note]]Although, given that this is [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Olaf]], Olaf,]] he might have been sincere[[/note]]sincere[[/note]].



* SickAndWrong: Kristoff shows his Flemingrad holiday tradition (making a statue of a troll who died fleeing from humans, then licking its forehead and making a wish). Elsa gags at the sight. Olaf whispers to Anna, "You're a princess. You don't have to settle". When Kristoff tries to get them to try his Flemmy stew (which smells of wet fur but is a real crowdpleaser), the sisters wisely pass:

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* SickAndWrong: Kristoff shows his Flemingrad holiday tradition (making a statue of a troll who died fleeing from humans, then licking its forehead and making a wish). Elsa gags at the sight. Olaf whispers to Anna, "You're a princess. You don't have to settle". settle." When Kristoff tries to get them to try his Flemmy stew (which smells of wet fur but is a real crowdpleaser), the sisters wisely pass:



-->'''Elsa:''' Had a big breakfast. ''[laughs nervously]''

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-->'''Elsa:''' Had a big Big breakfast. ''[laughs nervously]''



* TrueBlueFemininity: Both Elsa's and Anna's Christmas dresses are blue based, with Anna's being a light blue and Elsa's being a much darker shade.

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* TrueBlueFemininity: Both Elsa's and Anna's Christmas dresses are blue based, blue-based, with Anna's being a light blue and Elsa's being a much darker shade.



* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Oaken puts a sauna on Sven & Olaf's sled, as a Christmas present to Elsa and Anna. He does it with the best intentions, but that sauna is [[spoiler:what causes Olaf to end up in a life-threatening situation with the wolves in the forest]].

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Oaken puts a sauna on Sven & Olaf's sled, as a Christmas present to Elsa and Anna. He does it with the best intentions, but that sauna is [[spoiler:what causes Olaf to end up in a life-threatening situation with the wolves in the forest]].forest.]]



* WelcomeToMyWorld: Elsa says it when Anna opens Elsa's old trunk to see, [[InnocentlyInsensitive as Anna just joked]], rows and rows of gloves.

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* WelcomeToMyWorld: Elsa says it when Anna opens Elsa's old trunk to see, [[InnocentlyInsensitive as Anna just joked]], joked,]] rows and rows of satin gloves.


* ADayInTheLimelight: Olaf and Sven have bigger roles here than in other installments of the franchise. This short is dedicated to them looking for Holiday traditions for the royal family to now celebrate.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: Olaf and Sven have bigger roles here than in other installments of the franchise. This short is dedicated to them looking for Holiday holiday traditions for the royal family to now celebrate.


[[caption-width-right:350:And the greatest tradition is... fruitcake!]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:And the greatest tradition is... fruitcake!]]


** Aside from the non-canon Lego shorts, this is the first and currently only non-literary instalment in the ''Frozen'' franchise where Prince Hans is not present in any way [[note]]Though the character doesn't directly appear in ''WesternAnimation/FrozenII'', he is mentioned multiple times and archival footage of him from the first film is used near the end[[/note]].
** The short is also the only main instalment to not feature Marshmallow.

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** Aside from the non-canon Lego shorts, this This is the first and currently only non-literary instalment major installment in the ''Frozen'' franchise where Prince Hans is not present in any way [[note]]Though the character doesn't directly appear in ''WesternAnimation/FrozenII'', he is mentioned multiple times and archival footage of him from the first film is used near the end[[/note]].
** The short is also the only main instalment installment to not feature Marshmallow.


** Ignoring the Lego shorts, which are non-canon, this is the first non-literary installment in the ''Frozen'' franchise where Prince Hans doesn't make an appearance of any kind.
** Marshmallow has made several appearances in the books, but this is the first film where he does not appear in.

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** Ignoring Aside from the non-canon Lego shorts, which are non-canon, this is the first and currently only non-literary installment instalment in the ''Frozen'' franchise where Prince Hans is not present in any way [[note]]Though the character doesn't make an appearance directly appear in ''WesternAnimation/FrozenII'', he is mentioned multiple times and archival footage of any kind.
** Marshmallow has made several appearances in the books, but this is
him from the first film where he does is used near the end[[/note]].
** The short is also the only main instalment to
not appear in.feature Marshmallow.



* AnachronicOrder: WordOfGod is that the previous short, ''WesternAnimation/FrozenFever'', is set one year after the film. Since Anna mentions this is their first Christmas together, that means the events of this short are set ''before'' that one.

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* AnachronicOrder: WordOfGod is states that the previous short, ''WesternAnimation/FrozenFever'', is set one year after the film. Since first film's events. Anna mentions in ''Olaf's Frozen Adventure'' that this is their first Christmas together, that means since the gates opened, chronologically placing this short's events of this short are set ''before'' before that one.of ''Frozen Fever''.



* BaitAndSwitch: The story opens with Olaf trying to jump out at various servants to scream "Surprise!" only to be told by said servant, "Not yet, Olaf". The third servant is shown carrying an Olaf-shaped wrapped present, and putting it down on the pile other presents...only for Olaf to then pop in from the right side of the frame.

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* BaitAndSwitch: The story short opens with Olaf trying to jump [[JumpScare jumping out at to surprise various servants to scream "Surprise!" only to be told by said servant, "Not yet, Olaf". The servants]], first hiding in a Christmas tree and later in a displayed suit of armour. [[RuleOfThree In the third incident]], a servant is shown carrying an a suspiciously Olaf-shaped wrapped present, and putting puts it down on the pile of other presents...only for Olaf to then pop in from the presents... right side of before the frame.real Olaf surprises him from behind.

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* CompanionCube: Sir Jorgenbjorgen, Elsa's stuffed puffin whom she talks to when she's young.


* SarcasmMode: Olaf says "That sounds safe" when talking about hanging stockings over the fireplace. [[note]]Although, given that this is Olaf, he might have been sincere[[/note]]

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* SarcasmMode: Olaf says "That sounds safe" when talking about hanging stockings over the fireplace. [[note]]Although, given that this is Olaf, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Olaf]], he might have been sincere[[/note]]


* FreezeFrameBonus: A close look at Sir Jorgen Bjorgen will lead one to notice that his "cape" is made from one of Elsa's old cyan gloves.

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* FreezeFrameBonus: FreezeFrameBonus:
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A close look at Sir Jorgen Bjorgen will lead one to notice that his "cape" is made from one of Elsa's old cyan gloves. gloves.
** Elsa can be seen holding Sir Jorgen Bjorgen during the flashbacks showing Anna's gifts
** When everyone is skating, Oaken quickly skates by the sisters. He's still [[NakedPeopleAreFunny only wearing a towel]].



** At the very end, Oaken skates by, still only wearing a towel.



* SarcasmMode: Olaf says "That sounds safe" when talking about hanging stockings over the fireplace.

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* SarcasmMode: Olaf says "That sounds safe" when talking about hanging stockings over the fireplace. [[note]]Although, given that this is Olaf, he might have been sincere[[/note]]


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* TemptingFate: Olaf is singing about how perfect his plan is when everything when the burning coal gets bumped out of the sauna, starting the chain of events that destroys all the traditions he'd collected.


''Coco'' home media releases don't include ''Olaf's Frozen Adventure''[[note]]turning ''Coco'' into the first Pixar movie Blu-ray since ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' to lack the film's opening short[[/note]], which Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo relegated to a separate compilation of holiday-themed cartoons.

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''Coco'' home media releases don't include ''Olaf's Frozen Adventure''[[note]]turning ''Coco'' into the Pixar's first Pixar movie Blu-ray since ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' to lack the film's its opening short[[/note]], short on Blu-ray[[/note]], which Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo relegated to a separate compilation of holiday-themed cartoons.


Originally announced as a half-hour TV special for Creator/{{ABC}}, ''Olaf's Frozen Adventure'' was released theatrically in front of Creator/{{Pixar}}'s animated feature ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'' for a 2-week limited engagement. It clocks in at 21 minutes long, three times the length of most of the shorts that play before Disney/Pixar features, and it is Disney's first featurette-length theatrical short since 1990's ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceAndThePauper''. It marked the first time that a Disney short ran in front of a Pixar film rather than Pixar making one of [[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts its own shorts]]. Later on the original plans resurfaced, and it did get an airing on ABC shortly after the end of its theatrical run, making it both a TV special ''and'' a theatrical featurette (though not part of the ''Coco'' home media releases).

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Originally announced as a half-hour TV special for Creator/{{ABC}}, ''Olaf's Frozen Adventure'' was released theatrically in front of Creator/{{Pixar}}'s animated feature ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'' for a 2-week limited engagement. It clocks in at 21 minutes long, three times the length of most of the shorts that play before Disney/Pixar features, and it is Disney's first featurette-length theatrical short since 1990's ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceAndThePauper''. It marked the first time that a Disney short ran in front of a Pixar film rather than Pixar making one of [[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts its own shorts]]. Later on the original plans resurfaced, and it did get an airing on ABC shortly after the end of its theatrical run, making it both a TV special ''and'' a theatrical featurette (though not part of the featurette.

''Coco'' home media releases).releases don't include ''Olaf's Frozen Adventure''[[note]]turning ''Coco'' into the first Pixar movie Blu-ray since ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' to lack the film's opening short[[/note]], which Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo relegated to a separate compilation of holiday-themed cartoons.


''Olaf's Frozen Adventure'' is a 2017 computer-animated [[ShortFilm short film]] directed by Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton. It is the third theatrical installment in the ''Franchise/{{Frozen}}'' franchise, and follows ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' and ''Disney/FrozenFever''. It stars Creator/KristenBell, Creator/IdinaMenzel, Creator/JonathanGroff and Creator/JoshGad.

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''Olaf's Frozen Adventure'' is a 2017 computer-animated [[ShortFilm short film]] directed by Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton. It is the third theatrical installment in the ''Franchise/{{Frozen}}'' franchise, and follows ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' ''WesternAnimation/Frozen2013'' and ''Disney/FrozenFever''.''WesternAnimation/FrozenFever''. It stars Creator/KristenBell, Creator/IdinaMenzel, Creator/JonathanGroff and Creator/JoshGad.



Originally announced as a half-hour TV special for Creator/{{ABC}}, ''Olaf's Frozen Adventure'' was released theatrically in front of Creator/{{Pixar}}'s animated feature ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'' for a 2-week limited engagement. It clocks in at 21 minutes long, three times the length of most of the shorts that play before Disney/Pixar features, and it is Disney's first featurette-length theatrical short since 1990's ''Disney/ThePrinceAndThePauper''. It marked the first time that a Disney short ran in front of a Pixar film rather than Pixar making one of [[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts its own shorts]]. Later on the original plans resurfaced, and it did get an airing on ABC shortly after the end of its theatrical run, making it both a TV special ''and'' a theatrical featurette (though not part of the ''Coco'' home media releases).

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Originally announced as a half-hour TV special for Creator/{{ABC}}, ''Olaf's Frozen Adventure'' was released theatrically in front of Creator/{{Pixar}}'s animated feature ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'' for a 2-week limited engagement. It clocks in at 21 minutes long, three times the length of most of the shorts that play before Disney/Pixar features, and it is Disney's first featurette-length theatrical short since 1990's ''Disney/ThePrinceAndThePauper''.''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceAndThePauper''. It marked the first time that a Disney short ran in front of a Pixar film rather than Pixar making one of [[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts its own shorts]]. Later on the original plans resurfaced, and it did get an airing on ABC shortly after the end of its theatrical run, making it both a TV special ''and'' a theatrical featurette (though not part of the ''Coco'' home media releases).



* AnachronicOrder: WordOfGod is that the previous short, ''Disney/FrozenFever'', is set one year after the film. Since Anna mentions this is their first Christmas together, that means the events of this short are set ''before'' that one.

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* AnachronicOrder: WordOfGod is that the previous short, ''Disney/FrozenFever'', ''WesternAnimation/FrozenFever'', is set one year after the film. Since Anna mentions this is their first Christmas together, that means the events of this short are set ''before'' that one.



* SeriesContinuityError: Olaf is missing the personal snow cloud that Elsa made for him at the end of ''Frozen''. While this may not be a problem for him outdoors since it's wintertime, that doesn't explain why he doesn't have it when he's inside the castle.[[note]]''Disney/FrozenII'', released two years afterward, has Anna explain that Olaf got a "new permafrost" to replace his flurry.[[/note]]

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* SeriesContinuityError: Olaf is missing the personal snow cloud that Elsa made for him at the end of ''Frozen''. While this may not be a problem for him outdoors since it's wintertime, that doesn't explain why he doesn't have it when he's inside the castle.[[note]]''Disney/FrozenII'', [[note]]''WesternAnimation/FrozenII'', released two years afterward, has Anna explain that Olaf got a "new permafrost" to replace his flurry.[[/note]]



** Olaf's sled contains [[Disney/BigHero6 Baymax]]'s super suit glove and a doll of Nessie from the 2011 short ''The Ballad of Nessie''.
** Disney/{{Moana}}'s boat appears as a toy on the wall of the houseboat.

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** Olaf's sled contains [[Disney/BigHero6 [[WesternAnimation/BigHero6 Baymax]]'s super suit glove and a doll of Nessie from the 2011 short ''The Ballad of Nessie''.
** Disney/{{Moana}}'s WesternAnimation/{{Moana}}'s boat appears as a toy on the wall of the houseboat.


* ItWasWithYouAllAlong: While Olaf sets out to find the tradition for their family, Anna and Elsa find it in Elsa's old trunk - and the tradition is ''Olaf''.

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* ItWasWithYouAllAlong: While Olaf sets out to find the a tradition for their family, family by looking to see what other people did, Anna and Elsa find it one in Elsa's old trunk - and the tradition is ''Olaf''.[[spoiler:Anna had made an "Olaf" gift every Christmas growing up, creating a tradition herself.]]



* LighterAndSofter: While it has some dark moments, this short is much more lighthearted and optimistic than the film.

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* LighterAndSofter: While it has some dark moments, this short special is much more lighthearted and optimistic than the film.feature films. In contrast to the first movie, there's no death or betrayal in this story, or kingdom-wide levels of danger.

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