I think that most parents would admit that they have had their fill of the movie Frozen, but one of the characters that they may not have had enough of is the lovable snowman, Olaf. Not only does he have to deal with being a snowman that loves the warm weather, but he also continues to try to remain positive in the face of a pandemic.
The voice character for Olaf, Josh Gad, first made the news during the pandemic by reading bedtime stories on Twitter via live stream. Disney then released a series of animated shorts, “At Home with Olaf.”
There is now a new installment in the series with a song that is sure to become a favorite. It was written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who was responsible for writing many of the songs in the movie, Frozen. The new song is entitled “I Am with You” and Gad recorded it from his home.
The video was posted on YouTube by Walt Disney Animation Studios:
The lyrics of the song remind us of how we want to be with our loved ones, but at this time, it isn’t possible. That doesn’t mean that we don’t still think about them.
“I wish there was a looking glass that we could see each other through/Maybe one day they’ll discover it/And you’ll see me and I’ll see you,” he sings. “But ’till they do/I am with you with this music/I am with you with this rhyme/I am with you if you need me/Any moment/Any time/I am with you/And you’re with me.”
Along with the scenes of Olaf singing the song to a deserted Arendelle, the video also includes clips from other animated films by Disney. Those clips include “Moana,” “Lady and the Tramp,” “Tarzan,” “101 Dalmatians,” “Alice in Wonderland,” and others.
Gad went on Twitter to send out news about the new video, letting his fans know that he appreciates being able to share a message of hope with them. He calls it, “a love letter to all of you from us”:
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I am so unbelievably grateful to share this message with all of you. This song written by the incredible team behind all of the songs in “Frozen,” @Lyrikris10 and Bobby Lopez & written by Dan Abraham under the supervision of @alittlejelee is a love letter to all of you from us https://t.co/fNCXg27Uvh
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) May 13, 2020