‘Frozen II’: How Tall Is Olaf?
We’ve secretly pretended to be annoyed by “Let It Go” since Frozen debuted in 2013 and the song became the original “Baby Shark” for little kids. But we admit we looked forward to its highly anticipated sequel, Frozen II.
The Disney animated film follows the 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 the snowman (Josh Gad), and Sven the reindeer. This time around, we get a lot more backstory about Anna and Elsa as the group of five heads off to the Enchanted Forest.
However, Frozen II fans lost their minds when they thought they learned Olaf’s height. It was a super-disturbing measurement.
Olaf’s height in ‘Frozen II’ sent the internet into a flurry
We all thought he was pintsized in the first two Frozen movies. But then an errant fact kicked up a snowstorm. In some bizarre world, Olaf was supposedly 5 feet 4 inches tall, and the error snowballed on social media.
One fan asked the most crucial question on Twitter: “IF OLAF IS 5’4 THAN HOW TALL ARE THE HUMAN CHARACTERS?????????”
Another Twitter user quipped, “Bish hold UP. You’re telling me that everyone in the movie was over 6 feet tall?!???”
However, it was all a huge mistake. The Frozen Wiki page had erroneously listed Olaf’s height as 5-foot-4, Know Your Meme reports.
So, how tall is Olaf really?
Jennifer Lee, who co-wrote and directed Frozen and Frozen II, confirmed Olaf’s height is nowhere near 5 feet.
“Okay, I keep getting asked about Olaf’s height,” Lee tweeted. “I’m guessing 5’4″ is a typo from something. If it said 3’4″ I’d buy it. How tall is Anna and Elsa? From what I remember, Anna is 5’5″ and Elsa is 5’7”. I could be off an inch or two, but not a foot or two.”
And the internet let out a sigh of relief.
But, of course, Frozen and Olaf fans have plenty of other things to worry about, like will there be a Frozen III?
Well, will there be a ‘Frozen III’?
All signs point to yes. After all, like the original film, Frozen II broke box office records. Though 2013’s Frozen is the highest-grossing animated movie ever, Frozen 2 also racked in the box office coins.
The sequel earned $130 million its opening weekend in the U.S. and Canada and $228.2 million overseas, the highest-earning global debut for an animated movie. And it has grossed over $1.4 billion worldwide, IMDb reports.
However, whether we get a Frozen 3 might be up to Kristen Bell.
“[Kristen] is so talented. She was instrumental to Anna’s journey,” writer/director 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 III].”
As of this writing, Disney has yet to announce whether Frozen III will happen.
Is Josh Gad done playing Olaf?
Josh Gad, who has voiced the lovable snowman since the first film, shocked the internet when he seemingly said farewell to the character a few days after Frozen II premiered.
“Woke up this morning & had a realization: I may have played Olaf 4 the last time,” the Beauty and the Beast actor tweeted. “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. I hope he has brought u as much joy as he has me.”
At the time, Gad didn’t know whether there would be another Frozen sequel or other projects involving Olaf. But since then, he has voiced the beloved character for the 2020 TV miniseries shorts At Home With Olaf and Once Upon a Snowman and the 2021 comedy series Olaf Presents on Disney+.