For one, Lee explained that she actually held a lot of sympathy for the film’s villain. “I think Hans is a tragic figure because he’s a consequence of being raised without love,” she said. Plus, the writer and director also explained a key dramatic moment had been taken away from the film’s male lead and given to its female one. It seems, initially, Kristoff had been the one to punch Hans towards the end of the film, but in the finished product that glory was of course given to Anna.
The creators discussed how much had changed between the first drafts of the film and the final one. In fact, several songs and scenes had ended up on the cutting room floor. “We had a crazy Troll song that was about walking in other people’s shoes,” Lopez said. “It had this romantic music in the middle of it where Anna and Kristoff literally walked in each other’s shoes and saw how each other saw the world. But it had a lot of lyrics about foot fungus.”