40 Disney Princess secrets revealed

Here are lesser-known Disney Princess facts that only hardcore fans know

#35 Elsa was initially conceived as a more straightforward villain

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“When we started off, Anna and Elsa were not sisters. They weren’t even royal,” Frozen producer Peter Del Vecho told Entertainment Weekly in 2017. “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.”

The original ending involved a big epic battle with snow monsters that Elsa had created as her army, but the producers didn’t find it satisfying mainly because they had no emotional connection to Elsa. In an attempt to remedy this issue, they made Elsa and Anna sisters. “That led to making Elsa a much more dimensional sympathetic character, and instead of the traditional good vs. evil theme we had one that we felt was more relatable: Love vs. fear, and the premise of the movie became that love is stronger than fear,” explained Del Vecho.