FROZEN 2’s DELETED ENDING: How Disney Almost Killed Elsa & Destroyed Arendelle Castle


Yippee-ki-yay, movie lovers, I’m Jan and in
this video I’m revealing the Frozen 2 deleted scenes that completely changed the end of
the movie, including a heart-breaking message from Anna
and Elsa’s parents, and an awesome song for Kristoff that we never got to see. Frozen 2 took some dark turns; however, the
movie’s original ending was going to be even darker with the destruction of Arendelle Castle
and even the possible death of Elsa. At the end of Frozen 2, Anna makes a momentous
decision on how to restore peace to the land: “We have to break the dam.” “But Arendelle will be flooded.” She provokes the Earth Giants into destroying
the dam which causes a huge tidal wave that’s about to engulf Arendelle until a reanimated
Elsa arrives and creates a giant ice barrier to stop it. However, a deleted scene on the Blu-ray now
shows that in an earlier version of the movie, Elsa wasn’t there to stop the tsunami which
went on destroy Arendelle Castle and probably flooded much of the kingdom. The deleted scene takes place as Anna, Elsa
and Kristoff assess what to do in the aftermath of the devastation caused by the flood. “We’ll rebuild the castle. New, no secrets, no deceit, new rules even!” This original ending would have been a little
darker as the consequences of the Arendelle’s betrayal of the Northuldra would have had
a much greater impact on the kingdom. The Art of Frozen 2 book also gives more details
on what happened afterwards in this original ending, explaining that the castle would have
been rebuilt in “a combination of the Northuldra and Arendellian styles.” In this alternate ending, Anna also says she’ll
do away with the old lies and secrets and create brand new rules. That last point is likely a reference back
to another deleted scene in which Anna and Elsa discover a hidden room in the castle,
and inside they uncover secret books and journals belonging to their mother. “These next pages are in English, but also.. Northuldrian.” “Northuldrian? But that language is forbidden. Why would mother know it? Or dare use it?” It sounds like the repression of Northuldra
culture in Arendelle was even more extensive than we saw in the film, and now as she’s
aware of both this and her own mixed heritage, it’s clear that in this alternate ending Queen
Anna planned to abolish this type of discrimination. “Our lands and people, now connected by love.” There’s another part to this original ending
in which Elsa uses her magic for Anna to bring back a memory of her parents, revealing just
how highly they thought of their younger daughter. “I wanna show you something.” “Wow.” “Darling, I’ve been thinking.” “Oh!” “It might be time to tell Anna about Elsa. I can’t bear keeping her shut out any more. She’s maturing now, she can be responsible.” “It’s not Anna I’m worried about. What if we let them get close again and the
feelings are too much for Elsa? Joy brings her powers out as strongly as fear.” “But if anyone can find a way to help her,
it’s Anna.” “You may be right about that. There’s not much that girl can’t do.” “Oh, her love could hold up the world. OK, we’ll tell her when we return.” “Oh! Thank you so much for that.” “They believed in you Anna. And so do I.” This scene was meant to address the idea that
Anna has always felt insecure about her parents’ decision not to tell her about Elsa’s powers. And it could have been a beautiful moment
that boosted her belief in herself, setting her up even better to become Queen of Arendelle. On top of that, when Elsa tells Anna:
“They believed in you Anna, and so do I”, the cut scene would have mirrored perfectly
what Anna said to Elsa earlier in the film: “I believe in you, Elsa. More than anyone or anything.” The deleted scene may have also gone some
way to address some people’s criticisms from the first movie about Agnarr and Iduna’s parenting
skills and their decision to keep the sisters separated from each other. Another big change to the film’s finale was
that, originally, it wasn’t going to include Kristoff proposing to Anna. Indeed, Kristoff almost had a radically different
character arc in Frozen 2, which started with his proposal to Anna happening early in the
movie rather than at the very end. In earlier versions of the movie, Kristoff
had an elaborate grand proposal and song planned for Anna in the castle gardens which then
turned into a charming duet for the couple. “So you’re a lord now.” “Uh, yeah.” “And here we are.” “Is it hot out here?” “I don’t know, erm..
but I think it’s romantic.” “Is it?” “Well I thought..
kind of” “I mean, yeah, er..
and here we are.. I’m feeling very er..
romantic.. cos it is romantic. And I guess I.. I, I wanted to ask you.. “Ah huh.”
“..something.” “Yes! I mean er.. OK.” “Why is this so hard?” “This is hard? I’m sorry.. I.. I didn’t mean..” “No, no, no!” It’s not you, it’s me.” “Ahhh. Hey, what do you think the odds are he turns
out to be a deranged murderer, and tries to kill you like the last guy she
tried to marry?” There are lots of intriguing moments and details
in this deleted scene and song, such as the fact that Kristoff is now a lord;
how it’s Anna who ends up actually popping the question;
and Olaf’s savage joke to Elsa about whether Kristoff will turn out like Prince Hans. The scene is obviously a lot of fun and full
of much more spectacle than Kristoff’s sweet and simple proposal in the final film:
“Anna, you are the most extraordinary person I’ve ever known. I love you with all I am. Will you marry me?” “Oh. Yes!” But ultimately, the filmmakers have said that
they decided to take the idea of Kristoff struggling with proposing to Anna and extend
it over the whole film instead. Kristoff’s original arc through the rest of
the movie had him keeping secrets from Anna about how he was unhappy with his new position
in Arendellian high society. And I’ll go into more details about that in
my other Frozen 2 deleted scenes video. Now, if Arendelle Castle was destroyed in
the original ending for Frozen 2, it indicates that Elsa wasn’t resurrected in time to save
the kingdom or, as some rumours for early test screenings suggest, there’s a version
of the ending in which Elsa never came back to life. In the actual movie, after Elsa unfreezes
she falls into the depths of the icy water beneath Ahtohallan and, if you look closely,
you can see the Nokk looking on. Concept art from The Art of Frozen 2 book
shows the water spirit lifting the unconscious Elsa from the water in a deleted scene that
might imply that Elsa didn’t make it. And there’s a moment from the secret room
deleted scene I mentioned earlier that could support the theory that Disney were considering
killing off Elsa. “I can find no record of a human with power
like hers but for the ancient myths with their tragic fates.” There’s also something strange about the final
epilogue scene in Arendelle. In the scene, Anna unveils a statue in tribute
to her mother and father, but Elsa isn’t there to share the moment. And the earlier part of the scene feels like
it was originally going to be Anna’s coronation day given the very formal green gown, cape,
and crown she’s wearing. “Presenting Her Majesty, Queen Anna of Arendelle!” And just how dressed up Kristoff, Olaf and
Sven are. Again, if this was originally Anna’s coronation
day, then it seems a little out of character for Elsa to miss her sister’s special moment,
given how close they are. And even if the scene was always meant to
just be a statue unveiling for their parents, it still feels slightly amiss for Elsa not
to be there. Still, ultimately, it seems like Elsa remaining
dead at the end of the movie would have been an unlikely decision for Disney given just
how popular she is. At most, they might have contemplated reviving
her in a post-credits scene or perhaps teasing her resurrection in a third movie via an end-credits
sting or some other hint, but even that feels too much for an animated Disney film, given
a third movie could be up to 6 years away. More probable is that, in the original ending,
Elsa wasn’t going to recover quite so quickly. So, after the Nokk pulled an unconscious Elsa
from the water we would have been led to assume she was dead. This would have been followed by Arendelle
being hit by the wave destroying the castle; then, in the aftermath, Elsa would finally
have come back to life. This ending would have been more impactful
and darker given the destruction in Arendelle and Elsa remaining dead for longer than she
did in the final movie. We’ve also got many other deleted scenes in
Frozen 2 that would have changed other parts of the story massively. I’ll be going into more detail about the castle’s
secret room, Olaf’s amazing deleted song, and the alternate version of “Into The Unknown”
in my next video. You can tap to watch that here as soon as
it’s ready or follow the link in the video description. And if you’d like to see even more of the
concept art and amazing behind-the-scenes details I discussed in this video, be sure
to take a look at the “The Art of Frozen 2” book. Links are also in the video description below. So, do you like any of these alternate endings
and deleted scenes for Frozen 2? And how do you feel about the ending that
we did get for Elsa and Anna? Comment with your thoughts below. If you enjoyed this, then a share and a like
are hugely appreciated. Tap left for my full Frozen 2 playlist or
tap right for another video you’re sure to like. Thanks for watching and see ya next time. Yippee-ki-yay, movie lovers!

100 thoughts on “FROZEN 2’s DELETED ENDING: How Disney Almost Killed Elsa & Destroyed Arendelle Castle

  1. Would you like to have seen this darker ending for Frozen 2?! 😲😱
    And what did you think of Kristoff proposal song to Anna? 😍🤣

  2. Yeah, we need that really dark ending where Elsa stayed dead animated because that would've hit the feels way harder

  3. There is no way they would have killed Elsa, this was not a real possibility. Disney has made a lot of mistakes, but there is NO way this was ever a consideration.

  4. They should’ve committed to the consequences. I’m sure this comes down to Disney meddling rather than the filmmakers decisions.

  5. If they 'killed' Elsa, Olaf would have died too (or wouldn't have been resurrected)… 
    so… that would have been a +! 
    (joking)
    (… or am I)

  6. I'm still pretty fond of the film we got, but I think I would have preferred this. It would have been far less predictable, even if it's still a common tactic for establishing a sequel as a "middle-movie".

  7. I think I prefer death to separation. Because it shows that if they were separated, it would be by force, and not voluntarily. The ending we have now is weird and kinda contradictory with the franchise's message. I do not believe that the girls would break up so easily after all that they went through in life, I believe that they would fight to be together. Elsa could easily back to life in a third movie.

  8. Having all of these deleted scenes and concepts in the movie would have made it a lot more understandable and created a more satisfying ending. Frozen 2 is really trying to step beyond the conventions of a typical Disney princess movie. I just wish they had the balls to actually take it in a truly different direction, rather than change things in the last moment to give the movie a happy ending that seems nonsensical, made the story have no stakes or consequences and made Elsa seem irresponsible for abandoning Arendelle and Anna seem absolutely unqualified for to run it.

    Plus, having Arendelle destroyed and rebuilt by a more confident Anna, who learns to do things alone for real (with Elsa actually dead) and is aware of her past would have given her more character development. The only development Anna seems to have in Frozen 2, in my opinion, is overcoming a codependence for Elsa that seems to be made up just for this movie. Anna didn't have this problem in Frozen 1, comics and story books or the 2 Frozen shorts. It is also not very original and seems to be a trend that Disney is going with every movie (ex. Woody in Toy Story 4 is codependent on having a kid and must overcome this by separating from the rest of the toys, Wreck it Ralph has this and must separate with Vanellope to overcome his codependence, and now Anna). I would have really liked to have a more self assured Anna take over Arendelle. Plus, having Kristoff propose to Anna before going to the forest would have made more sense. I mean why would he be obsessed with proposing to Anna in the forest when he knows that Arendelle, Elsa and Anna are possibly himself are in grave danger? Getting the proposal out of the way might have also created more room to develop his character and not write him out of half of the movie.

  9. That alternative ending would've been so cool, even if Arendelle was saved by Elsa in the very last second.

  10. He may not be a royal prince or the knight in shining armor, but Kristoff will always be Kristoff.

  11. I would love to see "Assguard isn't a place,it's the people" type of finish with Elsa's city destroyed.

  12. Hey.

    Where is Olaf, after Arendelle was flooded away?

    I thought Elsa is going to bring him back afterwards.

  13. Well at least as usually, what Disney did what the next right thing for everyone, even for me.

  14. damn I think that this ending would be a little too dark for all the little kids that love frozen

  15. man the timing of this video couldn't be more proper. i just saw the movie a few days ago and have re-watched elsa's transformation scenes so many times. yo this movie is better than the first FR!.

  16. I don´t want Elsa to be dead for good. But I would have liked the version where she needed more time to recover. Even if that would have meant the destruction of Arendelle.

  17. Everyone is like Elsa should be dead but it's so stupid like here's your fith spirit ok now it's gone they just should have destroyed arendelle and bring Elsa to live after that

  18. It's actually stated in a book it wasn't the coronation but just the unveiling of the statues and that Elsa headed there but the version where elsa is dead the snowflake that notifys Anna Elsa still lives would have been the last sign over showing if she's still out in the world

  19. Oh my god what are they thinking just killing off elsa and destroying arendelle castle that's pretty dark

  20. Elsa would've come back as an immortal.

    Similar to the not a Disney movie, Highlander.

  21. This alternative ending sounds cool, but it just feels a little too dark for Disney to release.

  22. I think they should have gone with the darker ending. The one they have did not seem to fit the mood of the movie.

  23. I wonder if there's more deleted scenes that was never used or not scene in theatres.

    Mattias' owned unused song.

    Anna didn't survive the obliteration of the dam, let alone did not make to the other side and was not saved by either Kristoff or Mattias.

    And yet, I wonder.

  24. (10:54)

    I want to see Olaf's comedy show for the comedy song, Unmeltable Me.

    That was hilarious.

  25. in the movie during the "Somethings never change" song or w.e its called Elsa is making toys for the little kids and there is an older almost teenager girl that when asked what she wanted she whispered into Elsa's ear and Elsa's jaw dropped, BUT then she worked some "Magic" and made the girl a SEXtant LOL i thought that was so funny.

  26. If Frozen is going to have another movie, I think this ending will be better, but I am happy about the ending we got. Also, the alternate propasal is so funny. I love the ending propasal but this is just too funny.

  27. I like the song kristoff is singing. The should’ve put that in the movie!!!

  28. When I watched the move I thought she should have been dead for longer because it never really hit that she died for second

  29. The dark ending could be because possibilly in a third movie they would bring back elsa.
    And I loved the proposal song, but I think they didn't make it because of the schedule, 5 seconds of proposal are easier than a 3 minutes song to be rendered.

  30. What if.

    If Elsa dies by going to far and then drowned at Ahtohallan before being rescued by The Nokk, Olaf won't ever be brought back to life.

    If Anna dies on the obliterated mighty dam and not being saved by Mattias in the final second, Kristoff will never get a chance to proposal to her and marry her.

    If Arendelle was destroyed in the heartbeat, there will be nothing left for the people to live anywhere else.

    And that will be the sad thing, with the impossible downer ending.

  31. ELSA IS DEAD… and here is the theory:

    Now that the deleted plot came up, surely Elsa is dead BUT she became a spirit.
    Remember Star Wars, where we have Ghosts around the living Jedi? The formula is the same.
    Elsa became the fifth element (one with the force), saves the castle, force projects herself to her friends and sister and then leaves to the forest. That's the Disney way.

    Personally, I like to think that they are using religion to tell the tale: Espiritism to be precise.
    In this, the living and the dead can communicate via the medium. Elsa, while alive is the medium capable of talking/use the spirits. When she dies, she becomes a spirit herself and Anna now is the new medium and becomes the bridge to both words.

    Frozen 3? Evil Spirits want to take out Arendelle and the Northuldra to control the living world. Elsa will fight along with the other spirits but is Anna the one that has the True love and compassion and will be able, again to sacrifice herself to save the world.

    Let's see in 6 years how this post ages… LOL

  32. If there was this dark ending I would had busted into tears while watching the film, and If I was the main Incharge of frozen 2, I would had made frozen 2 had a little dark ending where Elsa dies, Olaf dies, the castle is destroyed, but later on the ending of this movie I would had made it like the castle is rebuilt, Olaf is alive and Olaf knows how can they revive Elsa from dieing and later on Elsa is alive too. I have Soo many theories for frozen 3

  33. While watching Frozen 2 in cinema I think about killing Elsa in second movie and revive her in the third movie, and made me think "Oh man that would been awesome"
    And then i realized that is impossible cause this was an children's movie

    But come to think of it if they were actually killed Elsa in second movie, if you disregard the children , the demands of the third movie is probably "HUGE" and the impact of it is huge as well

  34. why didn't they kill elsa and destroy arendelle castle, honestly, I never liked this movie

  35. I AM SO MAD THEY DELETED THESE SCENES I really enjoyed Frozen II but this is exactly what it was missing

  36. "Joy brings her powers out as strongly as fear" lmao that doesn’t help me to love their parents more 😭 It’s implying they were also afraid to let their daughter be happy like wtf???

  37. I didn’t want Elsa to die but they should have kept the ending where Arendelle is destroyed. Otherwise I just just have this feeling that it’s too easy, there is no consequence for the colonizers.

  38. I wouldn't call it dark, I call it realistically better.
    About Elsa's bad parenting. It isn't their decision to keep the two girls isolated all the time. If you watched and listened carefully, the parents only wanted to hide Elsa's power. She can come out of her room anytime she want if she can keep her ice under control, which she couldn't most of the time. It is Elsa's own decision to hide herself. The door was never locked.

  39. Disney needs to have two versions of the movie: the happy one for all the kids, and one for the grown movie buffs where disney can play with these darker plots more

  40. I'm glad they deleted the fight betwen Anna And Kristof and I wood love too see Olaf's song😂😊

  41. If they'd kept up the stakes they established during the movie by flooding Arendell maybe they'd got themselves that Oscar nomination..

  42. I dont know, why everyone wants Elsa dead; finally we got two sisters in a movie, who dont hate each other, just because the older one is gonna be queen; who actually love each other. I love the second movie that ended up on the big screen, it fits the Frozen feeling perfectly.

  43. This movie sequel would've been even more of the darkest and edgiest hour than the first movie.

  44. I'm glad they didn't kill off Elsa, but I wish they had destroyed Arendelle. It would leave some consequence from the adventure, and I like the idea of Anna making an honest genuine kingdom.

  45. …when u thought the final cut of the movie was dark…disney was gonna go darker with more secrets revealed n Elsa's death, dang disney 😬

    People might have gone on a riot saying "SHE DIED?!" n the kids would have been crying. Sure, they would have given a hint of her revival to promote the new frozen 3 but still i bet they'd go crazy for the death…n it might have been the first for disney to actually kill a disney princess or queen for this matter.

    But other than that, i would have loved the movie more if the deleted scenes did make it for the final cut (but with just a few changes to make the flow of the plot make sense) and made the movie longer. Esp. the "My Home" song and everything else between Anna and Kristoff's relationship cuz (for me) it seemed to lack some of it, even tho he did get a song "lost in the woods" and his part in the "Some things never Change" song and it would have shifted the audiences attention from the main plot even further if they put more scenes about them but still i would have loved the film more than i already have for the final cut knowing that despite all the fancy stuff, Kristoff has Anna, and Anna would have changed a bit of the rules/traditions for Kristoff to be comfortable in their new life together as an engaged couple and still does a great job as future rulers of Arendelle…with a bit of struggle cuz of the new rules and difference of how royalty behaves but that'll probably show up at (possibly) the new movie hehe.

    (If y'all got something to say, i don't mind getting ur opinions on my opinion since i'm just speaking my thoughts out, but i won't take immature comments like "that's dumb" or something, i mean really u can be mature than that)…ok i'm good now ^-^

  46. I want to see the darker ending but i dont want to see elsa dead because she is the fifth spirit so if she is dead the relation of the spirits and the l
    people are broken again…

  47. Plot twist: anna isn't elsa's sister, the mom cheated on the king

    Oh wow that would be a hit

  48. There are kids watching guys uwuu. Remember little mermaid it has different ending. We wouldnt want children crying

  49. Question for everyone: If Frozen 2 was turned into a live action movie some day (which is a possibility given how much money Frozen movies and live action movies make) and can have a more adult rating (ex. the new Mulan is PG-13), would you want to see this alternative ending or the original ending in it?

  50. Bruh my heart wouldn't be able to take any more sad endings….especially after fucking TROS

  51. I kind of knew Elsa couldn't stay dead… she is too marketable for that. I do almost wish they had destroyed the castle, though. Then they could have had a message about how Arendelle isn't about the buildings, but the hearts of the people. On the other hand, Elsa's riding in like a knight and stopping the water was also pretty freakin' cool.

    And I really wish they had kept the part with the parents' memory in somehow… that was so sweet.

  52. I think with the deleted scenes it would've been a more structured film… i still like it, but it would've had a lot more content to work with, i think

  53. If any scrip writers attempted to put Elsa to death, Disney head quarter would stop theme.

  54. It was good to remove the dark parts. Elsa & Olaf stayed death is definitely not an option. We are talking about Disney Princess musical, not DCEU or PG13 things. Actually, Elsa's leaving and not being queen of Arendelle was already hard enough. The strong company could be broken, with good and convinced process, but Frozen2 did not really deliver a good one. I don't see how Elsa has to and desire to stay in the forest.

  55. I am so sad we lost that first alternate ending. It would have been so much better and bold.

  56. I love the old ending but I'm so glad that Elsa is still alive in both endings I wish it was in the movie

  57. THE PERFECT ENDING WOULD'VE BEEN THAT THEIR PARENTS WERE CAPTIVATED BY THE SPIRITS AND THEY CAME BACK ALIVEEE!!!! OH GOD THAT WOULD BE SO BEAUUUTIFUL!!

  58. I don't know why i get this feeling this is going to happen in Frozen 3 if there is a Frozen 3 who agrees give a like bollow 👇👇👇

  59. 8:20 i agree with that, that would be better but me im sorry (not sorry) i would cry like a baby if elsa died in the movie and im an a young adult know hahaha
    (18yrs/ germany)* and the scene when elsa gonna show her sister the decision from her parents were alsoo too good in the movie <3*

  60. I took the epilogue as Anna’s coronation anyway. And there is one very good reason Elsa would not be there: she abdicated. Therefore her presence would have made for a very awkward “two queens of one kingdom” situation. Politically, while Elsa needed to make a public abdication, she could not be at the coronation.

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