You Can’t Watch Frozen 2 Without Knowing How The First Film Was Originally Meant To End

Just to clarify, we are NOT into the original ending...

Frozen 2

by Alyss Bowen |
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When Frozen was released six years ago, people went nuts. People far and wide sang that song till they lost their voices and everyone went MAD for Disney’s latest release. Now, the hype has returned for the release of Frozen 2, coming out tomorrow. If you haven't seen Frozen I advise you watch that first, before you read on and discover unsettling truths about the original ending before Disney (thankfully) intervened.

It took me about three years to actually see Frozen. I love musicals but working in a school when it was released meant my days were plagued with voices singing ‘Let it go, let it gooooo,’ so basically - the kids ruined any chance of me ever liking it. Controversial.

Well, now that I have seen it - discovering that the ending was meant to be somewhat different is still pretty interesting. In an interview with__ Entertainment Weekly, Peter Del Vecho, the film’s producer, spoke about creating Frozen, and how the film was originally meant to end.

‘When we started off, Anna and Elsa were not sisters. They weren’t even royals. So Anna was not a princess. Elsa was a self-proclaimed Snow Queen, but she was a villain and pure evil. 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.’

So basically, Elsa was meant to be a Snow bitch, ready to take on the world. Apparently Disney decided against this - as they were worried their audience would feel no emotional connection to Elsa. Instead, they transitioned the characters so that Elsa was more multi-dimensional and scared of her powers, and Anna was obsessed with the idea of being in love. Ridding the film of that whole good vs evil thing paid off, especially because supposedly the reason Elsa was so ‘evil’ was because she had been jilted at the alter. We are NOT about that.

Now onto our favourite part - those of you who have watched the film know that it’s not all about the swoony Disney prince who comes to save the day. Well, originally that was going to be the case - but the producers decided to ditch the Disney prince and make it all about the females saving the day instead - which is why Elsa goes on to save Anna. Well done you, Disney.

I would like to personally apologise if you now have ‘Let It Go’ stuck in your head for the majority of the day. If it’s any consolation, I do too.


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