For those living without kids, Olaf is the notorious snowman from the Disney movie Frozen. The funny beloved character was voiced by none other than Josh Gad. The actor shared a video with his 1.2 million Instagram followers featuring him and his daughter making hot chocolate. What made it so funny? The chocolate was shaped like Olaf! Here's what happened.
We're gonna go ahead and assume it was weird for Gad to metaphorically melt himself...or his voice? We're not exactly sure what we would call it. But, he probably felt the same way based on his caption. In the clip, Gad, his wife, Ida Darvish, and their two young daughters can be heard in the background watching the "boiling hot milk" as it slowly melted away the hot chocolate bomb. "This is very depressing," commented the voice actor.
The kids, Ava, 10, and Isabella, 7, can be heard giggling before their famous dad tries to get them to sing along with him. Gad begins his acapella version of When I Am Older, a song from Frozen 2. The comments on the post were almost as funny as the video itself. One fan wrote, "But aren’t some people worth melting for?" referring to one of Olaf's most memorable lines in the Disney movie.
Funny enough, both the song the family sang in the video and Olaf's storyline in the film's sequel was inspired by Ava. When she was 5 years old, she came to the sad realization that she would have to one day grow up and would no longer be a child. Gad explained what happened on his social media page, "During dinner one night our beautiful little girl had a huge epiphany that shook her to her core…we all have to grow up." After the meltdown, he had an epiphany of his own, “It just so happens that I shared this video with our brilliant Frozen 2 team at the time and said, I believe this should be Olaf’s journey in Frozen 2." He also explained to the Hollywood Reporter that the directors were supportive of the idea, "Chris and Jennifer, who both had smiles on their faces. I think that they both had the same instincts—that it was time for Olaf to grow up.”