Olaf the Snowman
Vital statistics
Title Olaf, Olaf the Snowman
Gender Genderless (presumably male)
Film Frozen (2013), Frozen Fever (2015), Olaf's Frozen Adventure (2017)
Status Alive
Hair Color None
Eye Color Black
Family Elsa (creator), Marshmallow (sibling), Hundreds of Unnamed Snowgies (siblings)
Friends Anna, Kristoff Bjorgman, Sven
Enemies Prince Hans of the Southern Isles
"Hi, everyone, I'm Olaf! And I like warm hugs!"
—Olaf the Snowman

Olaf the Snowman (simply known as Olaf) is one of the primary characters in Disney's 2013 animated feature film Frozen.


Olaf is a small snowman divided into three balls of snow, though he has the ability to rearrange his appearance at will. Three black rocks modeled as buttons are on his body, one on his midsection and two on his bottom. Underneath his bottom are two stubs of snow that serve as his legs to move around. He has two sticks as arms and three twigs on his head that resemble small strands of hair. Each arm has four points acting as fingers. His head takes up a third of his body, and is oval-shaped with a stretched face. The snow around the top of his mouth is shaped to resemble buck teeth. In between his eyes and mouth is a carrot nose. When he was inanimate, his eyes were also made of rock. However, when living, his eyes are cartoony with black pupils. He also has eyebrows above them.


Olaf is goofy and naïve, but extremely lovable and caring towards his friends, especially Anna and Elsa. Because he was built during their childhood, Olaf retains the childlike personality that filled Anna and Elsa during those years, appearing to be very whimsical and playful when he returns as an enchanted snowman years later. He has an odd fascination for summer, possibly because young Elsa made him a snowman who loves "warm" hugs, and according to Olaf, he sometimes fantasizes about what summer would be like for a snowman, completely unaware of the tad consequences of his ambitious dream, making the poor snowman hapless. Olaf is also very giggly and tends to laugh a lot. Aside from his dominantly goofy side, Olaf is shown to have some intelligence to him, seen during his time with Anna in the library. Here, he teaches the princess what true love is, and that it's putting someone else before yourself, using Kristoff as the perfect example, finally giving Anna the true meaning of love. And after the climax, when Anna sacrifices herself for Elsa, thus breaking the icy curse, Olaf was the first to realize Anna's sacrifice was an act of true love (it didn't have to be romantic), and that act is what saved the kingdom. He is also not as oblivious as he seems, as he was quite skeptical about the Trolls at first when he thought they were just rocks, and even warns Anna to run because he cares for her and thought Kristoff was delusional.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

While being a construct of Elsa's winter magic, Olaf doesn't possess any magic of his own.

Olaf's body parts are also capable of autonomy, and can be rearranged or separated from Olaf without any harm happening to him. He cannot feel pain either - when he walks onto an ice spike, resulting in the spike passing through his mid-section, he merely looks down and says "Oh, look at that. I've been impaled..." and giggles. He seems to be ticklish when Kristoff pushed him away from Sven.

By the end of the film, Elsa gives him his own magical flurry, allowing him to thrive in the summer atmosphere without consequence.

In Frozen Fever, it is revealed that while he has a sense of taste (helping himself to the Birthday cake), he does not know how to read.

Role in CrossoverEdit

Much like in the movie, Olaf is usually included in stories soley for comic relief and rarely holds any weight to a situation.


Hiccup Horrendous Haddock IIIEdit

With Olaf's niave, positive personality would be considered off-putting to the cynical, attention-starved Viking, not helped by the fact that Olaf is a talking snowman. Toothless would have the same neutral position as Sven, but is more likely to ignore Olaf due to his carnivorous diet.

Jack FrostEdit

Being a construct of winter magic, Olaf would most likely be able to see Jack Frost in the same manner as any animal would. Jack's playful side would allow himself to humor the snowman, but would most likely keep his attention on Elsa.

Merida DunBrochEdit

Though the events of Brave would allow her to swallow a talking snowman, her patience would slowly wain from the snowman's child-like approach to everything.

Rapunzel CoronaEdit

After a small freak-out, Rapunzel would immediately connect with the snowman, sharing their childlike wonder and curiosity like children playing in the summer sun.