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Parents' Guide to

Once Upon a Snowman

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Mild scares don't dampen joys of darling origin story.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 5+

Cute short, makes your kid wishing to watch more.

Could be good to show after showing Frozen.
age 5+

who am I?

it a nice frozen short about what Olaf gets up to before meeting Anna and kristoff and is also trying to figure out who he is I would have preferred it to be a bit longer since it just feels way too short I liked the scene where he gives a hungry wolf his Sausage nose and the wolf thanks him in return it was also technically his fault that the wolves chased Anna kristoff and Sven in the first place

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

The breakout star of the Frozen stories gets his own spotlight in this adorable origin story whose only fault is being far too short for fans' liking. Innocent and joyful Olaf never disappoints, and Once Upon a Snowman is no exception. He's immediately likable, being honest in his insecurities and ever willing to trust that even the most worrisome predicament will have a silver lining. In other words, he's Olaf, even before he realizes who that is and what that means.

This short is exceedingly efficient with its time and manages to integrate Elsa, Anna (Kristen Bell), Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), the hungry wolves, and even Oaken (Chris Williams) -- who gets a very welcome and delightful new scene of his own -- into Olaf's story. Frozen fans of all ages will want to watch to become better acquainted with this favorite character whose affinity for summer and warm hugs makes him so endearing.

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