Frozen 2's Idina Menzel Jokes About Grounded Olaf Balloon at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1

Frozen 2 snowman Olaf was trying worse for the wear and tear forward of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on Thursday morning.

Josh Gad, the star who lends his voice to the cute sidekick, posted a photograph of his character’s balloon incarnation laid out on the road early within the morning.

“Oof,” Gad, 38, wrote on Instagram. “Somebody got a head start on Thanksgiving gorging.”

As she warmed up for the annual New York City custom, Idina Menzel shared the identical picture of the balloon incarnation held to the bottom by a weighted web.

The actress, who voices Elsa within the Frozen movies, urged Olaf to not let it go.

“I’m on a float right behind Olaf. Hope he’s not gassy #happythanksgivng #olafrules #frozen2 #macysparade,” Menzel, 48, joked on Instagram.

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I’m on a float right behind Olaf. Hope he’s not gassy #happythanksgivng #olafrules #frozen2 #macysparade

A post shared by Idina Menzel (@idinamenzel) on Nov 28, 2019 at 1:44am PST


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When Frozen 2 hit theaters on Nov. 22, it walked away with a record-setting opening weekend haul, taking in $350.2 million at the worldwide field workplace. The family-friendly film, a follow-up to the 2013 Oscar-winning authentic, additionally stars Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Sterling K. Brown.

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Prior to the parade kick-off at 9 a.m. ET, there have been considerations whether or not the balloons would have the ability to fly. High winds within the streets of N.Y.C. raised considerations, however Mayor Bill de Blasio squashed doubts and confirmed the parade would proceed as regular.


“Good News, New York City: the winds are holding and the #MacysThanksgivingDayParade balloons will FLY!” he wrote on Twitter.

“We are so excited. This is one of the windiest conditions we’ve had for the parade for years and years,” NBC host Savannah Guthrie stated at the beginning of the parade broadcast. “We’re so happy the balloons are going to go up.”

Olaf was joined by different big character balloons within the procession, like an Astronaut Snoopy, Smokey Bear, SpongeBob SquarePants, the Grinch, Pikachu and the Pillsbury Doughboy.


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