It’s been a few weeks since Disney released Olaf’s Frozen Adventure and the anger fans have over this 22-minute short accompanying the recently released Coco has not calmed down.
And it’s looking like Disney has gotten the message, loud and clear. There are now reports that this short will be removed from the theaters on December 8th. It is also being reported that Disney has requested that the theaters use the time that will be freed up for extra screenings of Coco.
The biggest issue movie-goers have with this short seems to be the length. It is the longest short to ever accompany a Pixar movie. With previews and ads Coco isn’t actually starting until about 40 minutes after the advertised time. As many parents of younger children will tell you – adding 40 minutes to a movie that is already almost 2 hours long can be a recipe for disaster.
On top of length, others have accused Disney of using this short to shamelessly self-promote Frozen 2, which is set to be released in November of 2019. While we would normally be treated to a 10-minute or so Pixar short, viewers are angry that they are seeing an unrelated and unconnected film before the main screening of Coco.
Disney has yet to comment on the remove of Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, although the original press release did state that the short was to accompany Coco for a “limited time.” While we may never know the reason for the removal, if you want to catch it in theaters you only have a few days left.