We all know that going to the movies means sitting through what feels like 30 minutes of previews before the movie even starts. These can range from great to a little entertaining to laughably horrible to FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY WHY DID THEY SHOW THAT PREVIEW TO THIS AUDIENCE? DO THEY HATE US??
Many Disney movies now also include a short film beforehand. Generally, these are 5-10 minutes and are at least somewhat charming. Unfortunately, the new Frozen short film that is played before screenings of Coco has apparently missed the "somewhat charming" benchmark. By a lot.
And people are over it.
First thing you need to know is that this "short" is long. Really freaking long.
Omfg if you go see Coco, beware. You have to sit through a 30 minute long Frozen short film 😫— Daikon? 🎄 Gongaga (@Daikon? 🎄 Gongaga)1511406174.0
People aren't happy about having to watch this short film.
You mean to tell me that I went to see COCO on time, yet have my anticipation be prolonged and mood ruined by a 35… https://t.co/T5N2TZnJ5d— Saucesawan (@Saucesawan)1511917906.0
People are confused about why the short film is there at all.
#Coco was so good I nearly forgot about that godawful 30 min #Frozen "short". Seriously it seemed like Pixar felt t… https://t.co/EZuymo9SH1— Malcolm Ray ✊🏿 (@Malcolm Ray ✊🏿)1511930269.0
Many people are left wondering if the Disney execs were worried that audiences wouldn't buy into a Mexican story.But a great story is a great story. And a children's movie full of music, colors, strong family connections, and more than a few pulled heart-strings is going to work. Even for predominately white audiences.
If they thought the short film would be a boost, they got it really, really wrong.People don't just have feelings about it. They have strong feelings. And they're not mincing words. We've collected some of the funniest, most biting comments on the Frozen short.
It seems that some people are experiencing PTSD.
Sometimes I wake up covered in sweat and screaming, filled with the horrifying certainty that I’m STILL watching th… https://t.co/Ayzn5STiNF— Jhonen Vasquez (@Jhonen Vasquez)1511696880.0
When even the kids are complaining about it, you know it's bad.
My 8-year old nephew, after the excruciating 20 minute Frozen short in front of Coco: “Nobody asked for that”— Perry Bible Fellowship Comics (@Perry Bible Fellowship Comics)1511588464.0
The people of Twitter are not afraid to tell us how they really feel.
They say in the moment before you die a 22 minute Frozen short flashes before your eyes.— Arnie Niekamp (@Arnie Niekamp)1511671475.0
What have we done to deserve this?
The seemingly endless, deeply mediocre Frozen 'short' they force you watch before CoCo is a hate crime— Patrick Sullivan (@Patrick Sullivan)1511562006.0
There's something racial going on here, but it's hard to put your finger on it.It's hard to deny the issue of race with this one. What was it about Coco that made the executives think they needed to bolster it with a "sure thing" like Frozen? Hmmm, what is it about all the characters, and the setting, and the story line that makes Coco different from most other animated films coming out of American studios? The outrage over the Frozen short was so strong, that theaters, especially those in Mexico, have taken note!
Mexican audiences were so unhappy about the short, that Mexican theaters stopped showing it!
oh my god audiences in mexico hate the frozen "short" before coco so much that they literally stopped showing it— Bobby Schroeder (@Bobby Schroeder)1511918728.0
American theaters haven't pulled the short (yet).
L O L my local theater has a big warning poster that there's a 20 minute Frozen short before Coco BE AWARE— robot fucker for leftist reasons (@robot fucker for leftist reasons)1511664794.0
Others are coming up with survival strategies.
Here's how late you can show up to Coco if you don't want to watch that annoying Frozen short:… https://t.co/uLukGlB5sZ— Slate (@Slate)1511711352.0
Seriously, more than one article has been written about how to go see Coco but avoid the terrible short film.
When to Show Up to Coco to Avoid Seeing the Frozen Short That Everyone Hates https://t.co/kUGZZms1kB (via… https://t.co/gGphi7FGjD— The A.V. Club (@The A.V. Club)1511828462.0
The execs at both Pixar and Disney usually have their finger on the pulse of what we want.
The 21-minute Frozen “short” before the spectacular Coco might be the worst thing Disney has put its stamp of approval on in ages.— Brittany (@Brittany)1511506598.0