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Josh Gad: I Made “A Couple Thousand” on Frozen

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Josh Gad and daughter arrive at the World Premiere of Disney's "Cinderella" at the El Capitan Theatre on March 1, 2015 

Ice cold! Josh Gad may have given Frozen fans around the world the gift of Olaf, but he claims that he got little love from Disney or his daughter Ava for his contribution to the frosty flick.

Gad, 34, opened up on the Late Show on Tuesday, March 31, chatting with host David Letterman about voicing the snowman Olaf.

"I was a part of Frozen… a big part of Frozen, I played Olaf," the Jobs actor began. "It was a blast and they really let me define it… My daughter, who's about 4 years old, sort of grew up with these [Disney] movies, so when I did Frozen, it was really exciting. Now, she's completely over it. She really is."

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The funny star, who welcomed his second daughter Isabelle with wife Ida Darvish in February 2014, added that older daughter Ava has found a new character to idolize, moving past Olaf.

"Do you know Big Hero 6?… So my daughter's now obsessed with Baymax," Gad continued, naming the main character in Disney's latest animated feature. "I have to kind of take her a step back down every time she's like, 'Oh, Daddy, I love that Baymax so much.' I go, 'Oh really? Does Baymax pay for the roof over your head? Does Baymax pay for your private school? No. We love Olaf in this house.'"

Nodding to the funds required to pay for said house and private school, host Letterman said of Frozen, "The thing made a couple billion dollars."

While the celebrated story of Anna and Elsa did, in fact, make more than $1.27 billion at the international box office, Gad revealed to Letterman that he personally got little of it. 

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"The thing made a couple of billion and I made a couple of thousand," the actor spilled. Asked whether he was joking, Gad said, "No, they actually paid me really well" before shaking his head to suggest that he was lying. 

"I love you Disney, I really do…" he added, before walking back his claim, saying, "No, they paid me great."

Watch Gad talk Frozen in the video above!

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