If you think "Frozen" was a revolutionary, refreshing and empowering Disney film, then you'll be grateful the writers spent so much time drafting it — because it almost wasn't.
Die-hard fans of Disney's 2013 smash hit probably already know that the ice queen Elsa (Idina Menzel) was originally supposed to be a more typical evil villain, and Anna (Kristen Bell) the more typical hero.
But now in a new Entertainment Weekly interview with the film's producer, Peter Del Vecho, we're getting all the plot details on an earlier "Frozen" draft.
First of all, Anna and Elsa weren't even sisters.
Del Vecho said,
The whole movie opened with a prophecy that “a ruler with a frozen heart will bring destruction to the kingdom of Arendelle.”
So, we assume that's Elsa, the evil snow queen who is totally unrelated from the hero of the story, Anna.
Elsa's "heart is frozen" because she was stood up on her wedding day by a man.
So Evil Elsa attacks Anna with snow monsters just because she's evil, and Kristoff comes and saves Anna.
Prince Hans starts a massive avalanche to stop Elsa's attack, not caring that he would kill Anna and probably a lot of other people.
Luckily, Anna convinces Elsa to stop the avalanche before it does.
And at the end of the movie, you find out the frozen-heart prophecy was actually talking about Hans as the potential murderer, not Elsa.
So Elsa realizes she can be good, after all.
Look, it's not a terrible story, but I much prefer the ending they actually went with — that an act of sisterly love broke the curse on Anna.
Del Vecho explains why they didn't like the original ending as well, saying,
Then he explains how the writers found their way to the plot of "Frozen" that we all know and love.
And as for the twist ending they landed on, the one that sets this Disney princess film apart from so many others, Del Vecho said,
Big thanks to the writers who took the time to make this movie as perfect as it is.