Frozen director Jennifer Lee wanted to ‘kill the snowman’

Frozen co-Director Jennifer Lee has revealed she wants to “kill” Olaf the Snowman.

The character, who is voiced by Josh Gad, is considered one of Disney animation’s standout characters, but Lee wasn’t so enamored with Olaf when she first joined the project.

While receiving an award from Gad from the Los Angeles Press Club, Lee recalled that her first note after viewing an early cut of the film was “Kill the Snowman” (via Variety).

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His mind changed when a “sneaky” animator wrote a three-page script intending to cast Gad, with Lee subsequently saying “Josh is Olaf.”

The first film, released in 2013, grossed over $1.2 billion at the box office, with a sequel in 2019.

Main star Kristen Bell, who voices Anna, recently joked about the franchise’s success during her induction as a Disney legend, saying, “I would like to say I’m sorry to all the parents who had to listen to Frozen. on a loop. I feel you, I see you, I am you. I understand.

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“Disney taught me to dream big and follow your heart. And that it’s totally appropriate to sing at any time, which I really appreciate. Playing Princess Anna was the highlight of my life, I think – I mean other than my kids and all that.

Lee, who co-directed both films with Chris Buck, will join his collaborator to To wishwhich will focus on “the power of wishes, and it mixes the classic Disney watercolor animation style with a new CGI look.”

A third Frozen The movie isn’t currently in development, but given the success of the previous two entries in the franchise, it would be surprising if Disney didn’t return to Arendelle soon.

Frozen 2 is streaming on Disney+and available on DVD, Blu-Ray and 4K. Tickets for the West End musical are available here.

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