Disney Is Pulling ‘Frozen’ Short Film From ‘Coco’ Screenings, But Not Because People Hate It!

If you’ve been to the theaters recently to watch Pixar’s Coco film, then you probably know the madness that is Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. The 22-minute short film plays before Coco, and it starts right after you watch 10 minutes of trailers. As much as I loved Coco, I hated the Frozen short film more.

And I’m not alone. Thousands of fans have been complaining about the short film online. Many people went on their social media accounts to warn their friends and family to arrive 20 minutes late.

While Coco has been receiving wonderful reviews (97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes) Olaf’s Frozen Adventure has a terrible 38 percent audience score. And look, it’s not that the short film is THAT bad. It’s the runtime that has everyone pissed off. If this film was 5-10 minutes long, no one would be complaining.

But 22 minutes? After 10 minutes of trailers? That’s too much. Coco co-director Adrian Molina explained why Disney made the decision to place the short film in front of Coco…

“This year, we came out with two films: We had Cars 3 in the summer, and then Coco in the fall. Attached to Cars 3 was Lou, a [Pixar] short that we had developed in the studio. But for Coco, we didn’t have anything ready for it. And so Disney [Animation] contacted us and said, ‘We’ve got this Frozen short, and it’s kind of in the same wheelhouse in that it deals with the themes of family traditions and knowing what your family traditions are.’ And were like, oh, that sounds like a nice pairing.

It is longer than any short that has preceded one of our films before. So that was a little bit of an experiment.”

The good news is that Olaf’s Frozen Adventure was always going to be a limited release, which means it was never planned to be in front of Coco during its entire theater run. Disney told theaters this weekend to remove the short film, so if you wait a week or two to watch Coco, you’ll be able to avoid the 22-minute short.

The First Trailer For The ‘Love Actually’ Reunion Short Film Is Here, And Andrew Lincoln Is Back With His Cue Cards

They are moving fast with this reunion special. We told you a few weeks ago that the ‘Love Actually‘ cast & crew were returning to make a 10-minute short titled “Red Nose Day Actually.”

The special project is part of this year’s Red Nose Day campaign, an annual charity telethon that raises awareness for children living in property.

Director Richard Curtis explained he didn’t have any interest on writing a full length sequel for the film, but the idea of a short (especially for a good cause) sounded appealing to him.

“I would never have dreamt of writing a sequel to Love Actually, but I thought it might be fun to do 10 minutes to see what everyone is now up to.”

Several stars from the 2003 holiday classic have returned for this sequel, including Andrew Lincoln, Keira Knightley, Hugh Grant and Liam Neeson.

The short will be broadcast on BBC One on March 24, and it will be released in the states in May. Check out the trailer below…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRdsw7ceQg8

SNL Does Hilarious Parody Of Independent Short Films Shown At Festivals, Watch The Clip Inside!

We make fun of big Hollywood sequels all the time on this site, and we will continue to do that. But we also like to keep things fair.

Independent filmmakers can jump the shark as well. Plot matters. You can’t just film two dumpsters talking about The Smiths for 10 minutes and call it art.

Saturday Night Live created a pretty hilarious parody of the independent short film with a little help from their guest host, Emily Blunt.

You got the black and white shots, French subtitles, obscure ending…it’s all there, folks. Check it out below. SNL is on fire this year.

‘Love Actually’ Is Getting A Sequel, But It’s Not What You Think…

Sequels and remakes are all the rage in Hollywood, and that’s not going to change anytime soon. So we weren’t too surprised when we read the headlines this morning.

“LOVE ACTUALLY IS GETTING A SEQUEL”

The most surprising part is that they waited so long. But for all you people out there rolling your eyes and correctly thinking this is a terrible idea, we do have some good news.

This isn’t your traditional sequel. It will not be a feature film. The cast and the original director are returning for a short film sequel for this year’s Red Nose Day, a telethon that raises money for the charity Comic Relief.

All the stars from the film will be returning, including Keira Knightley, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Andrew Lincoln and Colin Firth.

The short will be released in the states on May 25. The director, Richard Curtis, released the following statement:

“I would never have dreamt of writing a sequel to Love Actually, but I thought it might be fun to do 10 minutes to see what everyone is now up to. Who has aged best? — I guess that’s the big question…or is it so obviously Liam? We’ve been delighted and grateful that so many of the cast are around and able to take part — and it’ll certainly be a nostalgic moment getting back together and re-creating their characters 14 years later. We hope to make something that’ll be fun.”

You see, I don’t mind this at all. They’re doing this for charity and it sounds like they’re keeping things super casual and fun.

They’re not filming this in hopes of winning some award, and for that reason, it will probably be a hit with fans of the original movie.