Wow, this sounds pretty dark.
Recently, the producer of Disney’s ‘Frozen’, Peter Del Vecchio, told Entertainment Weekly that the original version of the film had a different – and evil – ending.
“Elsa was a self-proclaimed Snow Queen, but she was a villain and pure evil. A man so hurt Elsa that she decided to turn her heart to ice, so she could never love again. In her new life as a woman scorned, Elsa became wicked. Having conjured an army of snowmen, Evil Elsa is taking aim at the innocent kingdom when Hans triggers an avalanche. The avalanche would stop Elsa’s army, but also put the whole town in peril – and Hans didn’t care. Eventually, Anna convinces Elsa to use her powers for good, which melts her frozen heart.”
So why the change-up to a happy-happy finale? “These ideas were scrapped because it felt like we had seen it before,” explains Del Vecchio.
Could it be that consideration also came into play that…..man, such a dastardly game plan might frighten children?? I hope so.
In any case, here’s the ending as WE saw it in theatres. And I think they made a pretty good call. ~ Jason