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Disney is Pulling FROZEN Short (Olaf’s Frozen Adventure) from Coco in Theaters? Why?

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By Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures  December 4, 2017

Editorial:

Many things have developed recently dealing with the Walt Disney Company, and while transformations of beloved scenes in Disney attractions is creating quite a stir the latest change from the company is to remove the 21 minute short, “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” from showing before it’s latest release, “Coco”.  Theaters were recently sent this message:

Please note that the run of Olaf’s Frozen Adventure playing before COCO will end after 12/7. 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.

Now forgive me, but I am going to present you with something to ponder.

Why are they not removing some of the previews that are shown prior to the main events? Answer= revenue. Why are they wanting the theaters to squeeze in more viewings of Coco? Answer= revenue. I do not blame them from a business standpoint here, but it does remind this author that once upon a time films had entire newsreels, a full length cartoon, and sometimes a double feature included. Now with shorter attention spans and a digital on demand age- we can not sit through a mere 21 minute short film after some previews? Really?

I saw many people complain or comment on social media prior to taking my own family to see Coco this past weekend. We were anxious to see what all the fuss was about. I enjoyed the short film a great deal more than the previews, that is for certain. Olaf’s Frozen Adventure takes place during the holiday season in Arendelle, focusing on Olaf helping Anna and Elsa design a festive celebration and develop traditions for themselves- family values and traditions is something I enjoy, personally. While the film features four new songs and the original cast members, I do agree that it could easily have been cut to two new songs. Yes, it is longer than what the Disney/Pixar audience has come to expect, but for us it was certainly not a big enough deal to actually complain about. If this is what someone has to complain about in life, they must be doing very well in my humble opinion.

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure was originally intended to be a television special, but it has become critically panned, with audiences terribly annoyed that they had to wait for an additional 20 minutes before getting to the main film. Our family was not annoyed, but rather enjoyed the short film to kick off the holiday season and get us all in the mood for family and holiday fun- and traditions. We love nearly all things Disney. It was a lovely and lighthearted short film, and even for those who are not Frozen fans it delivers some beautiful animation. It is not hard to appreciate the labor that went into the creation- very well done.

Many are beginning to wonder why Disney is altering anything such as omitting this short film, classic attraction scenes, etc- simply to appease anyone who might complain as opposed to so many more who do not take exception. Walt Disney did what he believed in and stuck to those beliefs, even refusing entry to his park to some that went against his personal values. We wonder what he would say about these sorts of changes. If you enjoy Frozen, be sure to get to the theater before the short is pulled.  😦

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Brand New Disney Dream Portrait Series-Featuring BRAVE’S Merida-by Annie Leibovitz

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Making their own fate, the first Disney/Pixar film character has been recreated in a Leibovitz portrait. It is Brave‘s princess that takes charge of her own future- Merida.

This is a part of the Disney Dream Portrait series, created by Annie Leibovitz.  Entitled, “Where Your Destiny Awaits,” it features Jessica Chastain as Merida.

You can find this new portrait in the upcoming February issue of O – The Oprah Magazine. For some of the past images that have been magically created, check here.

 

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Disney Infinity Is Available Now At Retail Stores Nationwide (US)

My Nintendo News

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Disney Interactive today launched the company’s largest and most ambitious gaming initiative to date, Disney Infinity for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation 3 system, Wii U system, Wii system and Nintendo 3DS hand-held system. The starter pack features the game software, the Infinity Base, three character figures and Play Sets inspired by the worlds of The Incredibles, Monsters University and Pirates of the Caribbean, one Power Disc pack, a trading card with a web code and countless hours of creative play in the groundbreaking Toy Box mode.

“Disney Infinity allows players the creative freedom to bring to life original adventures that are only limited by their own imaginations. We are excited to see how our Guests will combine Disney and Pixar characters to create all new stories that they can share with friends and family across gaming systems.”

– John Pleasants, co-president, Disney Interactive.

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Toy Story of Terror – Just in time for Halloween

Anxious to see it?

See Something Cool: A Real Wall-E

Would you like your own Wall-E?

Call Yourself A Nerd

Currently, it is Geek Week on YouTube and several of our favorite channels are pulling out all the stops to strut their stuff. The folks from Tested featured Mike McMaster who creates real life robots. Him and his group previously worked on a functional R2-D2, but now they are building a robot that has tugged at all our heart-strings.

From its namesake Pixar film, a real life Wall-E rolls out of the screen and into our world. With a little elbow grease, Mike has captured the CGI robot by constructing something you can play with.

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Disney D23 Expo: Ask For Something Weird

What are YOUR thoughts about D23? Are you going to attend? Wish you were attending?

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Preview image for this weekend’s big expo released by Marvel and Disney.

This weekend’s heavily anticipated Disney D23 Expo event is mostly anticipated for the potential of Star Wars: Episode VII news, but it would be foolish to ignore Marvel and Pixar, who no doubt have big things up their sleeves as well. It is the former who have released a promo image for the event, simply saying “Ask for something WEIRD”.

What this is alluding to is uncertain, but the official line says that if you ask you will “get your first look at an all-new project coming from Marvel and Disney!”

The most popular possibility would be a much sought after Doctor Strange announcement, with weird obviously a synonym for strange. Fans have been clamouring for a Strange film ever since Marvel Studios opened its doors, and it is heavily rumoured to be part of the Phase…

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Crowd Flies High at Disney’s ‘Planes’ Premiere

Are you anticipating Planes?