“Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” May Be Out Of Theaters Now, But Will Be On TV Next Week

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That didn’t take long! Looks like “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’ has found a new home. “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” will make it’s television debut this Thursday at 8PM on ABC.

Just yesterday, “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” was removed as the animated short before all theatrical showings of “Coco”. There had been rumors of complaints that the 22 minute length of the short was just too long for some that were there to just see the main feature, “Coco”. Disney’s official response was “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” always meant to be a limited engagement in theaters and that there was no issue.

But there is some good news for Olaf fans.

From ABC Action News:

“Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” is coming straight to your living room. The featurette is making its broadcast television debut Thursday, December 14 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

The special is a part of ABC’s “25 Days of Christmas” festivities.

“Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” just completed a limited theatrical run in front of Disney Pixar’s hit feature “Coco.”

Following the special, you can catch Disney Animation’s Emmy Award-winning holiday special “Prep & Landing” from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on ABC.

So what do you think? Did disgruntle audiences cause the demise of “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” in theaters or did Disney always have plans to premier the animated short on the small screen as part of “ABC’s 25 Days Of Christmas”?

Source: ABC Action News

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  • Prior to the release of Coco I was of the understanding that Olaf’s Frozen Adventure was going to be on a limited run with Coco. It was used more of a bonus offer to moviegoers to see Coco in early release to help guarantee big opening numbers at the box office. I don’t know why anyone would complain about the length of this short. The 22 minutes of this short added on to Coco’s 1 hr. 45 minute run time brings you to 2 hours and 6 minutes. this is still shorter than the 2 hr. 10 min. run time for Thor: Ragnarok, and I never heard complaints that this was too long to be in the theater. For what you pay to see a film in the theater, I want as much entertainment as I can get for my dollar. No one in my family had a problem watching two very entertaining films.

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