Disney’s new short film, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, has been whipping up a blizzard of debate in the US, where some parents have complained at having to sit through adverts and a 20-minute short before getting to Coco, the new Disney feature that the House of Mouse has hitched its short too. In the UK, where Coco is not released until next year, audiences have so far had the choice of watching a theatrical re-release of Frozen to see Olaf’s latest outing before Christmas – until now.
Sky has announced that Olaf’s Frozen Adventure will also be available to watch online in your living room this December, with Sky Cinema to air the short exclusively on Christmas Day.
The 21-minute standalone short features the original cast and characters, including Olaf (Josh Gad), Anna (Kristen Bell), Elsa (Idina Menzel) and Kristoff (Jonathan Groff). It sees Olaf searching the kingdom of Arendelle to bring back a Christmas tradition for Anna and Elsa. His quest includes four brand new songs: Ring in the Season, The Ballad of Flemmingrad, That Time of Year, and When we’re Together.
Sky Cinema Group Director, Ian Lewis, says: “We are pleased to bring Olaf’s Frozen Adventure into homes for the first time on Sky Cinema this Christmas. We are committed to showing the very best content on our service and we know Frozen is a family favourite and that our customers will enjoy having Olaf back on their screens as part of our extensive Christmas line-up.”
Sky Cinema will offer viewers two new premieres on Christmas Day, with Olaf’s Frozen Adventure premiering from 06:00, and Disney’s 2017 blockbuster Beauty and the Beast also available at 15:10 and 20:00. They join a series of this year’s box office hits throughout the festive season, including The Lego Batman Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Boss Baby, John Wick Chapter 2 and Oscar nominee Hidden Figures.
All of these, of course, are also available on-demand, with a new premiere every day keeping Sky Cinema’s catalogue at well over 1,000 titles. That from Christmas Day, you can watch Olaf’s Frozen Adventure whenever you want – and follow it with Frozen, which is also available on Sky Cinema.
Sky Cinema is available for £10 per month to Sky Customers. Don’t have Sky? You can also stream the whole library both live and on-demand via NOW TV, with a Cinema Pass costing £9.99 a month – no contract.