If you have walked outside in the last two months, you have probably heard of Disney’s Frozen.
The Disney animated film was an instant success, earning more than $347 million at the box office.
Though the plot is welcomed by modern audiences, the story has a long lineage.
In 1943, Walt Disney set out to recreate a number of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales, including The Snow Queen.
Though Disney’s team had promising visions for The Snow Queen, the character’s lack of commonality with modern audiences proved too difficult.
The idea was put on the back burner, along with another popular of Andersen’s tales, The Little Mermaid.
But the end, as with most Disney movies, was a happy one. On December 22, 2011, the new plan for The Snow Queen was introduced with a new name: Frozen.
Producers John Lasseter and Peter Del Vecho took on the job of making the unlikable queen into a loving character.
The major change in plot was the re-write of protagonist, Anna, now set to be the younger sister of icy queen, Elsa.
The element of familial connection between the characters created a palatable plot for the modern audience. Frozen is the now the new must see Disney movie.
Between rolling snowmen heads and quirky reindeer, audiences are raving.
And to think, it may have never come to life!