Disney has decided to remove Olaf's Frozen Adventure from Coco. The 22-minute Frozen short has been playing before Coco screenings since the latter premiered last month.
Starting Dec. 8, Olaf's Frozen Adventure will no longer air alongside Coco, and the freed up time will be used to provide more screenings of the animated film in various theaters.
It is not new for Pixar to unveil a completely unrelated short film alongside their main animated projects, but the shorts are called as such for a reason. Normally, the special films would only last for 10 minutes.
Disney Removes 'Olaf's Frozen Adventure' From Theaters
The special story, which centered on Olaf, lasted for a good 21 minutes, and fans were reportedly not happy to stay inside the movie house for a much longer period of time.
As of late, Disney has not released an official statement regarding the removal of Olaf's Frozen Adventure. However, someone who claimed to work for a movie theater released a note that allegedly came from Disney.
"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," read the note.
However, it is unclear whether or Olaf's Frozen Adventure will also be removed from the theaters outside of the United States.
These figures are expected to improve in the coming days because Coco has not yet been released in Australia, Japan, Italy, Korea, Brazil, and the United Kingdom.
Coco centered on a young boy named Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), who had a passion for music. However, his parents didn't want him to pursue the craft because of the bad memories they had of his great grandfather, Hector (Gael Garcia Bernal).
After borrowing Ernesto de la Cruz's (Benjamin Bratt), Miguel became transported into the Land of the Dead. While there, he went in search for his grandfather who he initially thought was Ernesto. Later on, Miguel found out that his real grandfather was Hector.
After exposing Ernesto's bad deeds, Miguel returned home. He made his grandmother, Coco (Ana Ofelia Murguia), remember her dad, Hector, so that he could cross over the bridge.
Coco remembered Hector at the last minute, which made it possible for him to be reunited with all of his deceased family members in the alternate world.