There’s plenty of doom and gloom following the warpath of the global pandemic right now, including the delay on many highly-anticipated film releases. However, it’s not all bad. Disney animator Hyrum Osmond and Josh Gad have teamed up on the new Frozen spin-off series At Home With Olaf. The best part? The whole thing has been created from home.
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According to Deadline, Jennifer Lee – who is the head of Disney Animation and director of Frozen I and II, gave Gad a call, asking him if he’d be happy to reprise the role of Olaf from home.
“So, I did,” he told Deadline. “It was a little bit of a challenge because I’m not good technically, and now we’re releasing Olaf shorts!”
Taking to Twitter, Gad told his followers, “the sheer volume and production value of these is a testament to the brilliant animators and post production team at @DisneyAnimation.”
At Home With Olaf is just one of many ways animation and film studios are innovating, and even capitalising off the pandemic and government restrictions forcing people to stay home.
A bunch of films have been given an early release due to COVID-19 including Frozen II, Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker, The Hunt, Emma, Trolls: World Tour, Birds of Prey, The Gentlemen, Cats, Dolittle and it just gets better.
If you missed catching the Oscar-winning horror Parasite when it was released last year, you can catch up on the hype when it lands on Stan on April 11th.
These early digital releases and shorts created specifically for on-demand platforms continue to blur the line between cinema viewing and online streaming. Who knows? Perhaps the pandemic will change the way we consume film and TV for good.
One thing is guaranteed, and that is there will be no more bored kids in isolation after they get their peepers on At Home With Olaf.
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