It appears the most successful animated movie of all time may not have been such a firm family favourite if the producers had gone with the original plot.
“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,” he explained.
“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.”
During production, though, the Frozen team felt like they had seen the movie before, so they made some changes to make it more ‘satisfying’ for the viewers.
“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.”