If you’ve already seen Disney Pixar’s new animated feature Coco, there’s a good chance you got a lot more than you bargained for. Parents everywhere were in a state of panic when all the popcorn and candy ran out before the movie even began. This was due to the inclusion of a 21 minute Frozen short that ran before Coco and is making parents and children everywhere fidget in their seats wondering when the real movie will begin.
Mashable reports about the much-criticized Frozen short called Olaf’s Frozen Adventure that is now being pulled by Disney after backlash from viewers on social media. Olaf’s Frozen Adventure has a 21-minute run time and is actually much longer than most shorts which usually only run for about 10 minutes.
If you include ads and trailers, parents and kids are sitting in their seats waiting for Coco to begin for a whopping 40 minutes. For those who are familar with the attention span of a five-year-old, sitting in one spot for this long is basically asking the impossible.
Fans of Pixar are also a little peeved because they traditionally look forward to a heart warming 10 minute Pixar-made short before movies. And to many, the non-Pixar Frozen short just seemed like a very long commercial for Frozen 2 which will hit theaters in 2019. Mashable's Brittany Levine wrote that it "felt like Disney was spitting in my popcorn for 21 minutes.”
So, once Disney pulls the Frozen short on December 8th what will happen to all the extra time? Luckily, fans will get an extra screening of Coco fit into the schedule at most theaters.
Did you get a chance to catch Coco in the theater yet?
Were you bothered by the Frozen short shown before the movie?