Frozen fans have something exciting to look forward to this Thanksgiving! Olaf will be making his debut in the 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Olaf is one of four new giant character balloons in the 91st annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
And that’s not all, the lovable snowman voiced by Josh Gad is back in a starring role in Olaf’s Frozen Adventure a new short debuting with Pixar’s Coco, which hits theaters Nov. 22. The 22-minute short is a continuation of the original Frozen, with Anna and Elsa getting ready for the holidays with Olaf’s help to make it a magical Christmas.
Gad is beyond excited for the parade this year, “Having an Olaf balloon alongside Mickey, Elmo and Big Bird is a dream come true and something that, because (the parade’s) so storied and has such a long tradition, I now get to share with my own kids,” says Gad.
Chris Buck, who directed the first Frozen movie in 2013, drew a sketch for the balloon that was used as inspiration for the Macy’s Parade Studio design team.
Gad has officially started voice work on the anticipated Frozen sequel due in November 2019. “It really is spectacular — the stuff I’ve seen, the stuff I’ve heard and the stuff I’ve read,” he says. “I’m truly excited.”
“In the first movie, he sings an entire song about the fact that he thinks that summer and warmth are great things for someone like him,” Gad says. “But in this short, he’s seeking knowledge, which is sort of a unique thing. He wants to know about these things called traditions that everyone in Arendelle has and not only embrace those traditions but find the ones that will directly help the people closest to him — these two sisters who are the very reasons why he’s alive.”
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs November 23rd at 9 a.m. ET/PT on NBC.
Are you looking forward to seeing Olaf make his debut in the Macy’s parade this year?
PHOTO SOURCE: Macy’s
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