‘Frozen’ short film will no longer be played in theaters
“Olaf’s Frozen Adventure" was the short film that was played before the newest Pixar film “Coco,” and the short film will no longer be played before the movie starting Dec. 8, 2017. Multiple sources have reported the short film was dropped because of audience backlash, but Entertainment Weekly reported, “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure was always promoted and scheduled as a limited run.”
The audience had very strong opinions about the short film. Actor Ashish Chanchlani tweeted, “The Olaf's Frozen short movie before COCO was a torture to my eyes. It was a slow poison getting on my nerves. One of the worst things Disney has ever made."
Length is one of the main issues that people have with the short film. At some theaters, the actual “Coco” movie does not start until 40 minutes after the advertised time, CNN reported.
The short film features Olaf on the search for holiday traditions for Anna and Elsa. Twenty-one minutes is the total running time for the short film, which is 11 minutes more than the average running time of Pixar short films. The short film is the first from Walt Disney Animation to be shown before a Pixar movie, according to Entertainment Weekly.
A user on Reddit, who claims to be a theater worker, said Disney sent a letter about the decision to stop the short film from being played. “Starting on Friday 12/8 no more Olaf shorts should be up on screen. With the extra 22 minutes of running time back, we would appreciate if you could get in an extra show if possible,” the note allegedly stated.