When you talk about the best movies by Disney, you can’t go without mentioning Frozen. The movie about the frozen kingdom was released around Thanksgiving 2013, and became the highest grossing Disney film of all time, clocking 1.276 billion USD at the box office. Not bad considering the movie’s budget was a “mere” $150 million. While the movie was still in production, a ton of things have changed, and even though you’ve probably seen the movie 473 times by now, there are quite a few things you (probably) don’t know about this amazing animated movie. Here are 15 of them.
1. The secret Olafs
When Olaf sings “In Summer”, you can see his body in the clouds and also the ice cubes in his drink are in the shape of him too!
2. A real reindeer
Believe it or not, the studio brought in a real reindeer to make sure that Sven was drawn absolutely perfectly.
The animators were quite surprised to see that the animal scratched its ear with its back leg, which is why Sven does that in the movie.
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3. Elsa was originally the villain
As hard as this might be to believe, in the original script, Queen Elsa was actually the bad guy. Then, Let It Go, the song that this entire movie is actually famous for, was written and everything changed.
4. This is what Elsa looked like when she was the villain
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5. A lot of blood, sweat, and tears
Okay, of course, I don’t mean that literally. But this movie took 600 people and 2.5 years to complete. A lot.
6. Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell
These two both auditioned for the role of Rapunzel from Tangled, but they both got turned down.
These roles suit them much better, in my opinion.
7. Elsa’s hair
Believe it or not, Elsa’s hair took 420,000 CG strands of hair to be fully animated. That’s 15.5 times less than Rapunzel’s hair, and 4.2 times more than what the average person has.
8. The names of the characters
If you put the names of four of the characters in the correct order and say them quickly, it sounds like “Hans Christian Andersen”. That was the purpose, mainly because the story that inspired Frozen, The Snow Queen, was written by that author. How cool!
9. Let It Go’s “development” name
Before Let It Go was written, it was given the name “Elsa’s Badass Song” to show what direction the song would take.
Oh, and did you know that authors Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez wrote the song in a single day?
10. Boogers disclaimer
In the movie, Kristoff claims that all men pick their nose and then eat the boogers off their fingers. Even though it’s pretty obvious, Disney felt the need to put a disclaimer in the credits saying that this isn’t always the case.
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11. The Academy Award
Frozen won an Academy Award for Best Original Song, and the award itself wears Elsa’s dress and is displayed inside Walt Disney’s Animation Studios.
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12. Walt Disney thought of making a movie based on The Snow Queen since the 40s
Well, at least they fulfilled Walt’s dream.
13. Mickey Mouse
Disney is certainly known for hiding a character or two in the background, such as the Pizza Planet truck. And Frozen is no exception. When Anna is inside “Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post”, you can see Mickey peeking behind the shelf.
14. The age-old question
15. Flynn Rider and Rapunzel
I’m sure you’ve all seen this one. When Anna is outside the castle during “For The First Time In Forever”, you can see that Rapunzel and Flynn have arrived for the coronation. How nice of them!