‘Frozen 2’: How Tall Is Olaf?
Though we’ve secretly pretended to be annoyed by “Let It Go” ever since Frozen debuted in 2013 and became the original “Baby Shark” song for little kids, we admit that we were very much looking forward to its highly anticipated sequel, Frozen II.
The film follows our beloved Snow Queen, Elsa (Idina Mezel) as she embarks on an adventure with her sister, Anna (Kristen Bell) and their trio of guys — Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), Olaf (Josh Gad) and Sven the reindeer. This time around we got a lot more backstory about Anna and Elsa as the group of five heads off to the Enchanted Forest.
However, Frozen II gave us a bit more than we bargained for when someone figured out Olaf’s height. It’s super disturbing.
Will there be a ‘Frozen 3’?
Before we dive into Olaf and all of his antics, we need to know if we can look forward to another Frozen sequel. From where we’re sitting, all signs point to yes. After all, like the original film, Frozen 2 broke box office records. Though 2013’s Frozen is the highest-grossing animated movie ever. Frozen 2 is also racking in the box office coins.
The sequel brought in $130 million to the U.S. box office and $228.2 million overseas on its opening weekend. It is the highest-earning global debut for an animated movie.
However, if we are going to get a Frozen 3, it’s going to be up to Kristen Bell. “[Kristen] is so talented. She was instrumental to Anna’s journey,” writer/director Jennifer Lee told Hollywood Life. “I’m so proud that she joined us on saying, ‘Look, Anna’s … you look to her as the optimist [but] we all go through struggles. I have struggles every day, and I choose to be this way, and get up off the floor and never give up, and that was the journey that Anna should have.’ And we agreed. So she’s been an incredible partner in it, so maybe she has a good idea [for Frozen 3].”
Olaf’s height in ‘Frozen 2’ is shocking
Until we know more about a possible Frozen III — we have to discuss Olaf’s height. Though we all thought he was pint-sized in the first two Frozen flicks — it looks like he’s actually much taller than we expected. In some bizarre world, Olaf is 5-feet-4-inches tall and Twitter has been in shambles ever since.
One fan asked the real questions tweeting, “IF OLAF IS 5’4 THAN HOW TALL ARE THE HUMAN CHARACTERS?????????” Another quipped, “Bish hold UP. You’re telling me that everyone in the movie was over 6 feet tall?!???” Our favorite reaction was this distraught Twitter user who said, “Knowing that olaf is taller than me is very unsettling.”
However, it looks like Olaf may have measured himself which is why this whole thing is off. “So Olaf is 5’4, but Elsa is only 5’7 if you google her height,” one Twitter user explained. “Anna is 5’3. Clearly Olaf measured himself and due to his perspective he miscalculated.”
Josh Gad might be done playing Olaf
If Disney does debut Frozen III — Olaf (and his scary height) might be MIA. Gad who has voiced the snowman since the first film sent the internet into a tizzy when he seemingly said goodbye to the character.
“Woke up this morning & had a realization: I may have played Olaf 4 the last time,” Gad wrote on Twitter. “Who knows what the future holds, but should that be the case, thank u all 4 embracing this little bundle of optimism, naïveté, & now existentialism,” Gad wrote. “I hope he has brought u as much joy as he has me.”