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30 March 2017, 15:45
According to Disney producers, it took several drafts to get the ending that we all know and love, however, there could have been a very different ending.
Just when you thought you knew the Frozen films back to front, the producers decide to throw everything we know into disarray.
According to producers of the smash-hit Disney film, it took several drafts to get the ending that we all know and love, however, there could have been a very different ending.
Apparently, Elsa was originally written in as a villain!
What's more, neither Elsa nor Anna were princesses, or even related for that matter.
Producer Peter Del Vecho revealed: "So Anna was not a princess. Elsa was a self-proclaimed Snow Queen, but she was a villain and pure evil — much more like the Hans Christian Andersen tale."
"We started out with an evil female villain and an innocent female heroine and the ending involved a big epic battle with snow monsters that Elsa had created as her army."
He added: "We learn Elsa is a scorned woman; she was stood up (by Hans) at the altar on her wedding day and froze her own heart so she would never love again.
"Both Elsa and the audience assume she’s the villain from the prophecy."
So basically, the two sisters would have been at war, until Anna calls on Kristoff to save her from Elsa's evil reign.
If that wasn't enough, the story gets even darker!
There’s also a massive avalanche, triggered by Hans, to kill everyone in its path, so Anna convinces Elsa to use her powers to save them. Elsa’s heart thaws, and she’s able to love again.
Cute right? But apparently, the story wasn't heartwarming enough so producers scrapped the idea.
"The problem was that we felt like we had seen it before," the producer explained.
"We had no emotional connection to Elsa — we didn’t care about her because she had spent the whole movie being the villain. We weren’t drawn in. The characters weren’t relatable."
And so it was rewritten and the women became sisters, with "Anna all about love and Elsa all about fear."
"That led to making Elsa a much more dimensional sympathetic character, and instead of the traditional good vs. evil theme we had one that we felt was more relatable," Peter added. "Love vs. fear, and the premise of the movie became that love is stronger than fear."
Aww! We want to cry all over again!