‘Frozen’ could have had a drastically different ending

Frozen was the most popular Disney movie this decade.

Everyone loved the idea of Elsa and Anna. The true love they had was sibling love. They didn’t need a Prince Charming to come in and save them because they could save themselves! Badass Queen Elsa and cute little Princess Anna were relatable and funny and memorable. And their tale of sisterly love will go down in Disney Hall Of Fame.

But, we almost didn’t get that story.

See, because of how long it usually takes to get these kinds of movies done, a lot of the time is spent creating the story. And the Frozen story that we now know and love isn’t what we came this close to getting something else entirely.

In the original story, Anna and Elsa weren’t even royalty.

Yep, you heard that right. Queen Elsa wasn’t a queen! And it gets worse.

Anna and Elsa weren’t even sisters. 

Del Vecho, a producer that worked on the movie, elaborated by saying:

“With all the movies we were work on, eventually the film tells you what it needs to be and if you’re smart enough to listen to that, it leads you to a different direction than perhaps your preconceived notion. So when we started off, Anna and Elsa were not sisters. They weren’t even royal. 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…”

But there was a reason this storyline was trashed after all. Del Vecho continued:

“The problem was that we felt like we had seen it before. It wasn’t satisfying. 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 fate intervened, and we got the masterpiece we now have. With Elsa being a badass Queen who’s the only Disney Princess to become a Queen.

Send this to a friend