Even as the animated film “Coco” has led the box office for the last two weekends, there have been complaints about the short film that precedes it, “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.” The short will leave theaters after Thursday.
A representative for Disney confirmed that the short was always intended for a limited run.
A “Frozen” spin-off featuring the voices of Josh Gad, Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff, “Olaf” features four original songs and runs more than 20 minutes, significantly longer than shorts that typically come before a Pixar animated feature.
That is said to be one of the main issues, as audiences ready for the Day of the Dead-themed “Coco” have been confused about what movie they’re actually seeing.
“We are creatures of habit, and ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’ eventually feels like the grinning house guest who won’t leave, even though the party was supposed to clear out long ago,” The Washington Post claimed. “As each successive song in the four-tune reel cues up, moviegoers’ reactions can be heard to switch from laughing irritation to growing mockery to outright anger.”