It turns out that Walt Disney Animation’s roaringly successful winter hit, Frozen, was going to have an extremely different climax.
The 2013 mega-hit for the studio initially had a draft which completely altered the dimensions of Elsa’s (Kristen Bell) characterisation, which in turn had a huge knock-on effect to the final act, and ultimately the entire narrative that so many have come to know and love world-over.
Talking to Entertainment Weekly, producer Peter Del Vecho said: “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…”
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Source: Entertainment Weekly