Movie Date: November 27, 2013
OPEN ON: ICE. We're underwater looking up at it. A saw cuts through, heading right for us. EXT. SNOW-CAPPED MOUNTAINS -- DUSK ICE HARVESTERS, dressed in traditional Sami clothing, score a frozen lake. They SING. "The Frozen Heart (Ice Worker's Song)" ICE HARVESTERS BORN OF COLD AND WINTER AIR AND MOUNTAIN RAIN COMBINING, THIS ICY FORCE BOTH FOUL AND FAIR HAS A FROZEN HEART WORTH MINING. The men drag giant ice blocks through channels of water. ICE HARVESTERS (CONT'D) CUT THROUGH THE HEART, COLD AND CLEAR. STRIKE FOR LOVE AND STRIKE FOR FEAR. SEE THE BEAUTY SHARP AND SHEER. SPLIT THE ICE APART! AND BREAK THE FROZEN HEART. Hup! Ho! Watch your step! Let it go! A young Sami boy, KRISTOFF (8), and his reindeer calf, SVEN, share a carrot as they try to keep up with the men. ICE HARVESTERS (CONT'D) Hup! Ho! Watch your step! Let it go! Young Kristoff struggles to get a block of ice out of the water. He fails, ends up soaked. Sven licks his wet cheek. ICE HARVESTERS (CONT'D) BEAUTIFUL! POWERFUL! DANGEROUS! COLD! ICE HAS A MAGIC CAN'T BE CONTROLLED. A sharp ice floe overtakes the workers, threateningly. They fight it back. ICE HARVESTERS (CONT'D) STRONGER THAN ONE, STRONGER THAN TEN STRONGER THAN A HUNDRED MEN! Massive fjord horses drag heavy ice plows. 2 FROZEN - J. Lee ICE HARVESTERS (CONT'D) BORN OF COLD AND WINTER AIR AND MOUNTAIN RAIN COMBINING The sun sets. Lanterns are lit. ICE HARVESTERS (CONT'D) THIS ICY FORCE BOTH FOUL AND FAIR HAS A FROZEN HEART WORTH MINING. CUT THROUGH THE HEART, COLD AND CLEAR. In the dark, Kristoff and Sven finally manage to get a single block of ice out of the water. ICE HARVESTERS (CONT'D) STRIKE FOR LOVE AND STRIKE FOR FEAR. THERE'S BEAUTY AND THERE'S DANGER HERE. SPLIT THE ICE APART! BEWARE THE FROZEN HEART. The workers pile onto the giant horse-drawn ice sled as it pulls away. Left behind, Kristoff and Sven push their ice block onto a dinky little sled then head off. We sweep up from them to the Northern Lights filling the sky...then move across the mountains...beneath the snowline...and descend upon... EXT. THE KINGDOM OF ARENDELLE -- NIGHT A humble castle, built of wood, nestled in a deep fjord. INT. CASTLE, NURSERY -- NIGHT ELSA (8) sleeps in her bed. Her little sister ANNA (5) pops up beside her. YOUNG ANNA Elsa. Psst. Elsa! Psst. Elsa doesn't stir. Anna sits on Elsa and bounces. YOUNG ANNA (CONT'D) Wake up. Wake up. Wake up. YOUNG ELSA (grumbling) Anna, go back to sleep. Anna rolls onto her back and spreads all her weight on Elsa. 3 FROZEN - J. Lee YOUNG ANNA (drama queen-ish) I just can't. The sky's awake, so I'm awake, so we have to play. YOUNG ELSA ...Go play by yourself. Elsa shoves Anna off the bed. Anna lands butt to floor, sighs, defeated. But then she gets an idea. She hops back on the bed and lifts one of Elsa's eyelids. YOUNG ANNA (mischievously) Do you want to build a snowman? Elsa's eyes both pop open. She smiles. INT. CASTLE STAIRCASE -- NIGHT Anna, now wearing snow boots, pulls Elsa by the hand. YOUNG ANNA Come on, come on, come on, come on. Elsa tries to shush her, but Anna's too excited. INT. BALLROOM -- NIGHT The girls sneak into the ballroom. Elsa shuts the door. YOUNG ANNA Do the magic! Do the magic! Elsa laughs and waves her hands together. Snowflakes suddenly burst forth and dance between her palms, forming a snowball. Elsa throws the snowball high into the air. Snow bursts out and flurries around the room. Anna dances about, catching flakes in her palms and mouth. YOUNG ANNA (CONT'D) This is amazing! YOUNG ELSA Watch this! Elsa stomps her little slippered foot and a layer of ice suddenly coats the floor, forming a giant ice rink. Anna slides off, laughing. 4 FROZEN - J. Lee PLAY MONTAGE: -Anna and Elsa roll giant snowballs and build a snowman together. Elsa moves his stick arms around. YOUNG ELSA (CONT'D) (goofy voice) Hi, I'm Olaf and I like warm hugs. Anna jumps up and hugs him. YOUNG ANNA I love you, Olaf. -Anna and Olaf appear to be dancing. REVEAL: Elsa is actually propelling them across the ice floor with her magic. -The girls slide down snowbanks together! -Anna fearlessly jumps off a snow peak into mid air. YOUNG ANNA (CONT'D) Catch me! Elsa makes another peak to catch Anna. YOUNG ELSA Gotcha! Anna keeps jumping. Elsa keeps casting magic. YOUNG ANNA (jumping faster) Again! Again! YOUNG ELSA (struggling to keep up) Slow down! Elsa suddenly slips. Her magic accidentally STRIKES Anna in the head. Anna tumbles down a snowbank and lands, unconscious. YOUNG ELSA (CONT'D) ANNA! Elsa runs to Anna and takes her in her arms. A streak of Anna's hair, where struck, turns white. YOUNG ELSA (CONT'D) MAMA! PAPA! The room around them fills with frightening ice spikes. 5 FROZEN - J. Lee The parents burst through the frozen door. GASP at the sight of the room. KING Elsa, what have you done? This is getting out of hand! QUEEN (seeing Anna) Anna! The King and Queen rush to Anna and take her in their arms. ELSA It was an accident. I'm sorry, Anna. QUEEN (about Anna) She's ice cold. KING ...I know where we have to go. SLAM CUT TO: INT. DARK ROOM -- NIGHT The King sifts through a shelf to find an ancient book inscribed with Old Norse runes. He opens the book, scrambles to a page with an ancient map. EXT. ARENDELLE -- NIGHT Carrying the girls, the King and Queen ride their horses out of the kingdom. Snow streams from Elsa's hands, leaving a trail of ice behind them. EXT. FJORD MOUNTAIN FOREST -- NIGHT A sleepy Kristoff and Sven travel alone through the dark woods. All of a sudden, the King and Queen race by with the girls, leaving the wake of ice. KRISTOFF Ice? SLAM CUT TO: 6 FROZEN - J. Lee EXT. BLACK MOUNTAINS -- NIGHT Kristoff rides Sven as they follow the trail of ice. YOUNG KRISTOFF Faster, Sven! EXT. THE VALLEY OF THE LIVING ROCK -- NIGHT Kristoff hops off Sven at the edge of a deep valley. They hide behind a rock and peek out. Down below, the King holds a frightened Elsa. The Queen holds the still unconscious Anna. KING Please, help. My daughter! Suddenly, a bunch of rocks tumble down the valley toward them. It looks as though they'll be crushed! But, luckily, the rocks stop at their feet. The rocks then unfold, revealing bright faces. YOUNG KRISTOFF Trolls...? The rock in front of Kristoff "wakes up." Meet BULDA. BULDA Shush. I'm trying to listen. She grabs Kristoff and Sven by hand and hoof and hugs them close. Sven licks her face and she eyes them both. BULDA (CONT'D) Cuties. I'm gonna keep you. Back below, the crowd parts for a troll as old as the Earth. They call him GRAND PABBIE. He approaches arthritically, but determined. He nods respectfully to the king. GRAND PABBIE Your Majesty. (referring to Elsa) Born with the powers or cursed? KING Born. And they're getting stronger. Grand Pabbie motions for the Queen to bring Anna to him. She does. He examines her. 7 FROZEN - J. Lee GRAND PABBIE (about Anna) You are lucky it wasn't her heart. The heart is not so easily changed, but the head can be persuaded. KING Do what you must. GRAND PABBIE I recommend we remove all magic, even memories of magic to be safe.... But don't worry, I'll leave the fun. Grand Pabbie pulls out a glowing blue energy from Anna's head. We see her memories floating right above her. Grand Pabbie changes all of her magical memories to ordinary memories -- snowy play indoors with the girls in their nightgowns changes to outdoors on the winter fjords with the girls in winter gear. He puts the ordinary memories back in her head. GRAND PABBIE (CONT'D) She will be okay. YOUNG ELSA But she won't remember I have powers? KING It's for the best. PABBIE Listen to me, Elsa, your power will only grow. As he speaks, he conducts the Northern Lights to show a silhouette of an adult Elsa creating magical snowflakes. PABBIE (CONT'D) There is beauty in your magic.... But also great danger. The snowflakes turn to sharp spikes. PABBIE (O.S.) (CONT'D) You must learn to control it. In the Northern Lights display, the sharp spikes cause human figures to panic and attack Elsa. PABBIE (CONT'D) Fear will be your enemy. 8 FROZEN - J. Lee Elsa gasps and buries her face in the King's chest. The King wraps his arms around Elsa, protectively. KING No. We'll protect her. She can learn to control it. I'm sure. Over the King's words we... DISSOLVE TO: -The Arendelle castle gates shutting. KING (O.S.) (CONT'D) Until then, we'll lock the gates. We'll reduce the staff. We will limit her contact with people and keep her powers hidden from everyone... including Anna. -The castle shutters close. -Anna sits on her bed as Elsa's furniture disappears. -Anna rushes to the hall to see Elsa shut the door to her new room. Anna watches, confused and sad. DISSOLVE TO: INT. CASTLE WINDOW -- DAY We look out on a gentle snowfall. Little Anna skips up to the window. She lights up at the sight of the snow and rushes down the hall. INT. HALLWAY, ELSA'S DOOR -- DAY Anna knocks on Elsa's door and SINGS. "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" YOUNG ANNA DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN? COME ON LET'S GO AND PLAY. Anna peeks under the door. YOUNG ANNA (CONT'D) I NEVER SEE YOU ANYMORE. COME OUT THE DOOR. IT'S LIKE YOU'VE GONE AWAY. 9 FROZEN - J. Lee -INT. ANNA'S ROOM -- Anna plays with two dolls, gives up, sad. YOUNG ANNA (CONT'D) WE USED TO BE BEST BUDDIES AND NOW WE'RE NOT. I WISH YOU WOULD TELL ME WHY. -ELSA'S DOOR. Anna peeks through the key hole. YOUNG ANNA (CONT'D) DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN? -Anna calls through the keyhole. YOUNG ANNA (CONT'D) IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE A SNOWMAN. YOUNG ELSA (O.S.) Go away, Anna. YOUNG ANNA (hearbroken) ...OKAY BYE. -BEHIND THE DOOR -- DAY. Elsa sits at the window looking out, longingly. Suddenly, her icy hands freeze the windowsill. -LATER. The King slips leather gloves onto Elsa's hands. KING The gloves will help. He pats her gloved hand. KING (CONT'D) See? You're good.... (starting their mantra) Conceal it. YOUNG ELSA Don't feel it. YOUNG ELSA & KING Don't let it show. -INT. HALLWAY, ELSA'S DOOR -- DAY. Anna, now 9, knocks on Elsa's door. ANNA (9) DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN? -INT. HALLWAY -- DAY. Alone, Anna rides a bicycle built for two in the hall by standing on the back seat. 10 FROZEN - J. Lee ANNA (9) (CONT'D) OR RIDE OUR BIKE AROUND THE HALL? I THINK SOME COMPANY IS OVERDUE... -INT. PORTRAIT ROOM -- DAY. Anna runs around the portrait room, gaining momentum to flip over the arm of the couch. ANNA (9) (CONT'D) I'VE STARTED TALKING TO THE PICTURES ON THE WALLS. Anna lands PLOP on the cushions, then looks up at the painting above her of the courageous Joan of Arc. ANNA (9) (CONT'D) Hang in there, Joan. -INT. EMPTY LIBRARY -- DAY. Looks like no one's around. ANNA (9) (CONT'D) IT GETS A LITTLE LONELY ALL THESE EMPTY ROOMS. But then we find Anna, laying at the base of the grandfather clock, playing with her braids, bored out of her mind. ANNA (9) (CONT'D) JUST WATCHING THE HOURS TICK BY. Anna's eyes follow the grandfather clock's pendulum. ANNA (9) (CONT'D) TICK TOCK. TICK TOCK. TICK TOCK. -INT. ELSA'S ROOM -- NIGHT. Elsa (now 12) paces as she panics. The entire wall is frozen behind her. ELSA (12) I'm scared. It's getting stronger. KING Getting upset only makes it worse. The King goes to hug her. ELSA (12) No. Don't touch me. I don't want to hurt you. He and the Queen look at each other with alarmed sadness. -INT. LIBRARY -- DAY. Anna, now a teenager, slides past Elsa's room without stopping. 11 FROZEN - J. Lee -INT. KING AND QUEEN'S QUARTERS -- DAY. Anna runs into the room and throws herself into her parents' arms. TEEN ANNA See you in two weeks. -INT. ELSA'S ROOM -- DAY. Elsa curtsies in front of her parents, formally, not touching them. TEEN ELSA Do you have to go? KING You'll be fine, Elsa. -EXT. DOCKS -- DAY. The King and Queen leave on a ship. -EXT. ROUGH SEAS -- NIGHT. Lightning flashes. The sea rages in a storm. The King and Queen's ship is lost in the waves. -INT. CASTLE -- DAY. A portrait of the King and Queen is covered in mourning cloth. -EXT. CEMETERY -- DAY. Anna looks small, standing before her people, beside burial stones. -INT. HALLWAY, ELSA'S DOOR. Anna, still in her mourning clothes, approaches and knocks. ANNA (singing) Elsa? PLEASE I KNOW YOU'RE IN THERE PEOPLE ARE ASKING WHERE YOU'VE BEEN THEY SAY HAVE COURAGE AND I'M TRYING TO I'M RIGHT OUT HERE FOR YOU. PLEASE LET ME IN. Anna slides down the door and sits with her head against it. ANNA (CONT'D) WE ONLY HAVE EACH OTHER. IT'S JUST YOU AND ME. WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO? (weak, internal) DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN? We move through the door... -INT. ELSA'S ROOM -- DAY. Elsa is sitting in the exact same pose as Anna. Her bedroom is frozen with ice. Snowflakes hang in the air, suspended by grief. FADE OUT. 12 FROZEN - J. Lee EXT. THE KINGDOM OF ARENDELLE -- MORNING A new dawn rises over the fjords. Ships pull up to the docks. Guests pile out. DOCK MASTER Welcome to Arendelle! A BOY tries to get away as his MOTHER tries to stuff him in his bunad jacket. BOY Why do I have to wear this? MOTHER Because the Queen has come of age. It's Coronation Day! BOY That's not my fault. They pass the May Pole being raised and a Sami ice harvester chatting with his reindeer. We recognize them as Kristoff and Sven, all grown up. Sven hops around excitedly like a dog and nuzzles Kristoff's chest. KRISTOFF What do you want, Sven? Kristoff leans in and speaks for Sven, as if he can. KRISTOFF (AS SVEN) (CONT'D) Give me a snack. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) What's the magic word? KRISTOFF (AS SVEN) (CONT'D) Please! Kristoff pulls a carrot out of his shirt pocket and hands it to Sven. Sven tries to bite the whole thing. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) Hey, hey, hey! Share! Sven takes a smaller bite. Kristoff then has a bite himself, not seeming to care that it's covered in reindeer slobber. We move on to PERSI and AGGIE, a super-excited couple who rush towards the castle. 13 FROZEN - J. Lee PERSI I can't believe they're finally opening up the gates! AGGIE And for a whole day! Faster, Persi! They pass a tiny but menacing DUKE, who wears taps on his shoes to "enhance" his presence. Two THUG guards follow close behind him. DUKE Ah, Arendelle, our most mysterious trade partner. Open those gates so I may unlock your secrets and exploit your riches. (catching himself) ...Did I just say that out loud? We leave him and head down the bridge towards the castle gates, passing an Irishman and a Spanish Dignitary. IRISHMAN Oh, me sore eyes can't wait to see the Queen and the Princess. I bet they're absolutely lovely. SPANISH DIGNITARY I bet they are beautiful. We move past them, to a particular castle window. CUT TO: INT. CASTLE, ANNA'S BEDROOM -- DAY Anna, 18, snores. Drools. KNOCK. KNOCK. KAI (O.S.) Princess Anna...? Anna sits up. She's got major bedhead. She coughs. Snorts. Pulls a hair from her mouth. ANNA ...Huh? Yeah? KAI (O.S.) Sorry to wake you, ma'am but-- ANNA No, you didn't. I've been up for hours. 14 FROZEN - J. Lee She falls back asleep while sitting. She snores. Her head drops, startling her awake. ANNA (CONT'D) Who is it? KAI (O.S.) It's still me, ma'am. Time to get ready. ANNA Ready for what? KAI (O.S.) Your sister's coronation, ma'am. ANNA My sister's cor-neration... One eye opens enough to catch sight of her coronation dress. She bolts, wide awake in excitement. ANNA (CONT'D) Coronation Day! Ha ha! SLAM CUT TO: EXT. CASTLE HALL -- DAY Anna bursts out of her room, wearing her coronation dress. She finishes pinning ribbons in her hair. Seeing the hustle and bustle of preparations, she can't help but SING. "For the First Time in Forever" ANNA THE WINDOW IS OPEN! SO'S THAT DOOR! I DIDN'T KNOW THEY DID THAT ANYMORE. WHO KNEW WE OWNED 8000 SALAD PLATES...? -Anna slides along the floor of the ballroom in her socks. ANNA (CONT'D) FOR YEARS I HAVE ROAMED THESE EMPTY HALLS WHY HAVE A BALLROOM WITH NO BALLS? FINALLY, THEY'RE OPENING UP THE GATES! -She shakes hands with a suit of armor. Breaks it. Hides the evidence. 15 FROZEN - J. Lee ANNA (CONT'D) THERE'LL BE REAL, ACTUAL PEOPLE - IT'LL BE TOTALLY STRANGE. BUT WOW AM I SO READY FOR THIS CHANGE! -Anna comes to a window and jumps out onto a window washer's pulley. She raises herself up to see the ships arriving. ANNA (CONT'D) FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOREVER, THERE'LL BE MUSIC, THERE'LL BE LIGHT. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOREVER, I'LL BE DANCING THROUGH THE NIGHT. -Anna walks through the garden and follows a family of geese. ANNA (CONT'D) DON'T KNOW IF I'M ELATED OR GASSY, BUT I'M SOMEWHERE IN THAT ZONE 'CAUSE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOREVER, I WON'T BE ALONE. (speaking) I can't wait to meet everyone.... (GASP) What if I meet THE ONE? -Anna twists herself in a velvet drape like it's a gown. She acts like she looks gorgeous, but she looks ridiculous. ANNA (CONT'D) TONIGHT, IMAGINE ME GOWN AND ALL- FETCHINGLY DRAPED AGAINST THE WALL. THE PICTURE OF SOPHISTICATED GRACE. -She notices the bust of a man across the room. ANNA (CONT'D) (google-eyed) I SUDDENLY SEE HIM STANDING THERE, A BEAUTIFUL STRANGER TALL AND FAIR. (mouth full of chocolate) I WANNA STUFF SOME CHOCOLATE IN MY FACE! -She grabs the bust of the man and swings it around. ANNA (CONT'D) BUT THEN WE LAUGH AND TALK ALL EVENING, WHICH IS TOTALLY BIZARRE. NOTHING LIKE THE LIFE I'VE LED SO FAR. The bust goes flying and lands on the top of the cake. -Anna bursts into the portrait room, bounces on the furniture, and interacts with the paintings. 16 FROZEN - J. Lee ANNA (CONT'D) FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOREVER, THERE'LL BE MAGIC, THERE'LL BE FUN. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOREVER, I COULD BE NOTICED BY SOMEONE. AND I KNOW IT IS TOTALLY CRAZY TO DREAM I'D FIND ROMANCE. BUT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOREVER, AT LEAST I'VE GOT A CHANCE! -INT. LIBRARY. ELSA, now a very poised 21, watches out the window as the coronation guests arrive. ELSA DON'T LET THEM IN. DON'T LET THEM SEE. BE THE GOOD GIRL YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO BE. Elsa moves to a painting of her father's coronation. She takes off her gloves and mimics the painting by holding a candlestick and ornament in place of an orb and scepter. ELSA (CONT'D) CONCEAL. DON'T FEEL. PUT ON A SHOW. MAKE ONE WRONG MOVE AND EVERYONE WILL KNOW. The candlestick and ornament ice over. Elsa gasps, slams them back down onto the table. She tries to reassure herself. ELSA (CONT'D) BUT IT'S ONLY FOR TODAY. We cut between Anna's excitement and Elsa's nerves. ANNA IT'S ONLY FOR TODAY! ELSA IT'S AGONY TO WAIT. ANNA IT'S AGONY TO WAIT!!! ELSA TELL THE GUARDS TO OPEN UP THE GATE. ANNA THE GATE!!! -Finally, the gates are open! Anna moves through the crowd, admiring the people around her. 17 FROZEN - J. Lee ANNA (CONT'D) ELSA FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DON'T LET THEM IN FOREVER. DON'T LET THEM SEE ANNA ELSA I'M GETTING WHAT I'M DREAMING BE THE GOOD GIRL OF YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO BE ANNA ELSA A CHANCE TO LEAVE MY SISTER'S CONCEAL. WORLD CONCEAL. DON'T FEEL. A CHANCE TO FIND TRUE LOVE DON'T LET THEM KNOW. -Anna hurries over the bridge and into the village square. ANNA (CONT'D) I KNOW IT ALL ENDS TOMORROW, SO IT HAS TO BE TODAY!! `CAUSE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOREVER. . . FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOREVER! NOTHING'S IN MY WAY!!! -Anna SLAMS right into the breast of a HORSE! She falls back and lands in a small wooden boat. It tips off of the dock. She's heading overboard. But just then, the horse slams his hoof into the boat and steadies it. ANNA (CONT'D) (frustrated) Hey! HANS I'm so sorry. Are you hurt? The rider, HANS, sure is handsome and regal. ANNA (gentler) Hey. I-ya, no. No. I'm okay. HANS Are you sure? ANNA Yeah, I just wasn't looking where I was going. But I'm okay. He hops down from his horse and steps into the boat. ANNA (CONT'D) I'm great, actually. 18 FROZEN - J. Lee HANS Oh, thank goodness. He offers her a hand and their eyes meet. Chemistry. He helps her to her feet. HANS (CONT'D) (bowing) Prince Hans of the Southern Isles. ANNA (curtseying) Princess Anna of Arendelle. HANS Princess...? My Lady. He drops to his knees, head bowed. The horse bows too, curling his hoof up and out of the boat. The boat tips. Hans tumbles on top of Anna. Awkward. ANNA Hi...again. The horse slams his foot back into the boat to stabilize it. Anna and Hans tumble the other way. Anna lands on top of him. HANS Oh boy. ANNA Ha. This is awkward. Not you're awkward, but just because we're-- I'm awkward. You're gorgeous. (did she just say that?) Wait, what? Hans quickly gets to his feet and helps Anna up again. HANS I'd like to formally apologize for hitting the Princess of Arendelle with my horse...and for every moment after. ANNA No. No-no. It's fine. I'm not THAT Princess. I mean, if you'd hit my sister Elsa, that would be-- yeash! `Cuz, you know... (patting the horse) Hello. (MORE) 19 FROZEN - J. Lee ANNA (CONT'D) (to Hans) But, lucky you, it's-it's just me. HANS Just you? Hans smiles, amused. She smiles back. The bells RING. She doesn't notice at first; she's too busy drinking in Hans's handsomeness. ANNA ...The bells. The coronation. I-I-I better go. I have to...I better go. She hurries off, stops, turns back. Gives Hans a little wave. ANNA (CONT'D) Bye! As she rushes off again, Hans waves back. The horse waves too, once again taking his hoof out of the boat. HANS Oh no. The boat falls, with Hans in it. SPLASH! It lands upside down in the water. Hans raises it up off of him, gasping for air. CUT TO: INT. CHURCH CHAPEL -- DAY Elsa stands at the alter. Anna stands off to one side. She peeks out to the audience. Hans waves at her from the pews. He's changed his clothes. The crown is placed on Elsa's head. The scepter and orb are presented to Elsa on a pillow. She slowly reaches for them. BISHOP (a whisper) Your Majesty, the gloves. Elsa hesitates. She breathes nervously, removes her gloves, places them on the pillow. Her hands shake. She takes the orb and scepter, then turns to the people. BISHOP (CONT'D) (formal, in Old Norse) Sehm hon HELL-drr IN-um HELL-gum AYG-num ok krund ee THES-um HELL- gah STAHTH, ehk teh frahm FUR-ear U- thear... 20 FROZEN - J. Lee The scepter and orb start to freeze over. BISHOP (CONT'D) ...Queen Elsa of Arendelle. CROWD Queen Elsa of Arendelle. Just in time. Elsa manages to set the orb and scepter back down on the pillow before anyone notices the ice. She picks up her gloves and slips them on. She made it. CUT TO: INT. GREAT HALL -- NIGHT Springy music fills the Great Hall. Guests dance. Eat. Laugh. TRUMPETS SOUND. KAI (announcing) Queen Elsa of Arendelle. Elsa enters, poised and looking surprisingly content. She stands under a formal awning. KAI (CONT'D) Princess Anna of Arendelle! Anna runs into the room, waves awkwardly. Kai ushers her over to stand right next to Elsa. ANNA Here? Are you sure? She and Elsa sneak awkward peeks at each other. ELSA ...Hi. ANNA Hi me...? Oh. Um. Hi. ELSA ...You look beautiful. ANNA Thank you. You look beautifuller. I mean, not fuller. You don't look fuller, but more beautiful. 21 FROZEN - J. Lee ELSA Thank you. They look out at the celebration. ELSA (CONT'D) So, this is what a party looks like? ANNA It's warmer than I thought. ELSA And what is that amazing smell? They both close their eyes and inhale. ANNA AND ELSA (TOGETHER) ...Chocolate. Their eyes pop open. They laugh. Elsa looks back out at the party. Anna looks at Elsa. She wants to say so much, but she can't think of where to start. Just as she finds her way, Kai interrupts. KAI Your Majesty. The Duke of Weaseltown. DUKE Weselton. The Duke of Weselton. (to Elsa) Your Majesty, as your closest partner in trade, it seems only fitting that I offer you your first dance as queen. The Duke does a funny flitter of his feet, a hitch-kick, and a deep bow. DUKE (CONT'D) (whispers to himself) One, two, three. Jump. As he holds out his hand, head down, his toupee dips forward. Anna giggles. Elsa looks at Anna, stifles a giggle herself. ELSA (to the Duke) Thank you...only I don't dance. 22 FROZEN - J. Lee DUKE (offended) Oh...? ELSA But my sister does. ANNA What? DUKE Lucky you.... ANNA Oh, I don't think-- The Duke grabs Anna's arm and yanks her away before she can protest. DUKE If you swoon, let me know, I'll catch you. Anna looks back at Elsa, desperately. ELSA Sorry. OUT ON THE DANCE FLOOR: The Duke showboats, but he's just awful. Anna tries to make the best of it. DUKE Like an agile peacock... CLUCK- CLUGGLE-CLUCK! He lands on her feet. ANNA Ow. Ow. DUKE Speaking of, so great to have the gates open. Why did they shut them in the first place? Do you know the reason? Hmm? He gets in her face, suspicious. ANNA ...No. 23 FROZEN - J. Lee DUKE Oh, all right. Hang on. They don't call me the little dipper for nothing. He dips Anna back. Elsa peeks through the crowd, can barely hold in her laughter. Anna shoots Elsa funny, help-me looks. DUKE (CONT'D) (groove fully on) Like a chicken...with the face of a monkey...I fly. JUMP CUT TO: MOMENTS LATER... Anna limps back to Elsa. DUKE (O.S.) Let me know when you're ready for another round, M'Lady. ELSA Well, he was sprightly. ANNA (rubbing her sore feet) Especially for a man in heels. ELSA Are you okay? ANNA (loving Elsa's attention) I've never been better. This is so nice. I wish it could be like this all the time. ELSA (sincere) Me too.... But then Elsa catches herself. She stiffens up, looks away. ELSA (CONT'D) But it can't. ANNA Why not? If-- ELSA It just can't. 24 FROZEN - J. Lee Anna's smile drops. She tries not to get emotional. ANNA Excuse me for a minute. She walks away. Elsa watches her go, saddened. Moving through the crowd, Anna gets bumped by a bowing man's butt. She falls. Just before she hits the floor, Hans catches her. He smiles perfectly. HANS Glad I caught you. ANNA Hans. He smoothly sets his drink down on a passing tray. He lifts her up and leads her in a romantic dance. DISSOLVE TO: LATER: Anna and Hans drink and chat. ANNA (CONT'D) I often had the whole parlor to myself to slide... Oops. Sorry. She hits him in the face by mistake with her hand. He laughs. DISSOLVE TO: -THE CASTLE DOORS: Anna and Hans stroll out of the castle. ANNA (CONT'D) ...Your physique helps I'm sure. DISSOLVE TO: -THE ROSE GARDEN... Hans notices her white streak. HANS (about her white streak) What's this? ANNA I was born with it, although I dreamt I was kissed by a troll. HANS I like it. DISSOLVE TO: 25 FROZEN - J. Lee EXT. BALCONY -- NIGHT Anna teaches Hans how to eat krumkake. ANNA Yeah, the whole thing! You got it. They laugh as the krumkake crumbles in his face. ANNA(CONT'D) Okay wait, wait. So you have how many brothers? HANS Twelve older brothers. Three of them pretended I was invisible... literally...for two years. ANNA That's horrible. HANS It's what brothers do. ANNA ...And sisters. Elsa and I were really close when we were little. But then, one day she just shut me out, and I never knew why. He takes her hand. Leans in close. HANS I would never shut you out. ANNA Okay, can I just say something crazy? HANS I love crazy. "Love is an Open Door" ANNA (singing) ALL MY LIFE HAS BEEN A SERIES OF DOORS IN MY FACE. AND THEN SUDDENLY I BUMP INTO YOU. HANS I was thinking the same thing, because like. . . (MORE) 26 FROZEN - J. Lee HANS (CONT'D) I'VE BEEN SEARCHING MY WHOLE LIFE TO FIND MY OWN PLACE. AND MAYBE IT'S THE PARTY TALKING, OR THE CHOCOLATE FONDUE. ANNA BUT WITH YOU- HANS BUT WITH YOU, I FOUND MY PLACE. ANNA I SEE YOUR FACE. BOTH AND IT'S NOTHING LIKE I'VE EVER KNOWN BEFORE. They jump to the neighboring balcony and enter a door. They come out on top of one of the castle's towers. BOTH (CONT'D) LOVE IS AN OPEN DOOR! LOVE IS AN OPEN DOOR! Cut to them sliding across an empty hallway in their socks. BOTH (CONT'D) LOVE IS AN OPEN DOOR ANNA WITH YOU! HANS WITH YOU! ANNA WITH YOU! HANS WITH YOU! BOTH LOVE IS AN OPEN DOOR. They hop up on the castle roof and watch a shooting star. HANS I MEAN IT'S CRAZY. ANNA What? 27 FROZEN - J. Lee HANS WE FINISH EACH OTHER'S- ANNA SANDWICHES! HANS That's what I was gonna say! They slide down the back of the roof out of sight. We next find them strutting on a bridge ledge. ANNA I'VE NEVER MET SOMEONE- BOTH WHO THINKS SO MUCH LIKE ME. BOTH (SPOKEN) (CONT'D) Jinx.. . .jinx again. Are they doing the robot? No. They're imitating the mechanical figures on the clock tower. BOTH (CONT'D) OUR MENTAL SYNCHRONIZATION CAN HAVE BUT ONE EXPLANATION, HANS YOU- ANNA AND I- HANS WERE- ANNA JUST- BOTH MEANT TO BE. Anna and Hans dance on top of the lighthouse and cast dancing shadows across the sails of ships in the docks. ANNA SAY GOODBYE- HANS SAY GOODBYE- 28 FROZEN - J. Lee BOTH TO THE PAIN OF THE PAST. BOTH (CONT'D) WE DON'T HAVE TO FEEL IT ANYMORE! LOVE IS AN OPEN- They play hide and seek amongst the stable doors. BOTH (CONT'D) DOOR! LOVE IS AN OPEN DOOR! They climb to the waterfall looking out over the kingdom. Anna raises up her hands to frame the moon. Hans puts his hands on top of hers. Together their hands form a heart. BOTH (CONT'D) LIFE CAN BE SO MUCH MORE- ANNA WITH YOU! HANS WITH YOU! ANNA WITH YOU! HANS WITH YOU! BOTH LOVE IS AN OPEN HANS DOOR. ANNA DOOR. HANS Can I say something crazy...? Will you marry me? ANNA Can I just say something even crazier? Yes. CUT TO: 29 FROZEN - J. Lee INT. BALL -- NIGHT Anna pushes through the crowd towards Elsa, Hans in tow. ANNA Oops! Pardon. Sorry. Can we just get around you there? Thank you. Oh, there she is. Elsa! Elsa turns to Anna. Anna curtseys awkwardly. ANNA (CONT'D) I mean...Queen.... Me again. Um. May I present Prince Hans of the Southern Isles. HANS (bowing) Your Majesty. Elsa gives a polite but reserved curtsey. ANNA We would like-- HANS --your blessing-- ANNA --of-- ANNA/HANS --our marriage! ELSA Marriage...? ANNA Yes! ELSA I'm sorry, I'm confused. ANNA Well, we haven't worked out all the details ourselves. We'll need a few days to plan the ceremony. Of course we'll have soup, roast, and ice cream and then-- Wait. Would we live here? ELSA Here? 30 FROZEN - J. Lee HANS Absolutely! ELSA Anna-- ANNA Oh, we can invite all twelve of your brothers to stay with us-- ELSA What? No, no, no, no, no. ANNA Of course we have the room. I don't know. Some of them must-- ELSA Wait. Slow down. No one's brothers are staying here. No one is getting married. ANNA Wait, what? ELSA May I talk to you, please. Alone. Anna sees Hans's worried face. Hooks arms with him. ANNA No. Whatever you have to say, you- you can say to both of us. ELSA Fine. You can't marry a man you just met. ANNA You can if it's true love. ELSA Anna, what do you know about true love? ANNA More than you. All you know is how to shut people out. ELSA You asked for my blessing, but my answer is no. Now, excuse me. 31 FROZEN - J. Lee HANS Your Majesty, if I may ease your-- ELSA (flustered) No, you may not. And I-I think you should go. Elsa walks away. As she passes the Royal Handler-- ELSA (CONT'D) The party is over. Close the gates. ANNA What? Elsa, no. No, wait! Anna grabs Elsa's hand. She pulls off Elsa's glove. Elsa gasps, spins around and reaches for the glove in panic. ELSA Give me my glove! Anna holds the glove away from Elsa. ANNA (desperate) Elsa, please. Please. I can't live like this anymore. Elsa fights tears. ELSA (weak) ...Then leave. Elsa sees Anna's hurt face. It's too much. She can't hold it in. She turns and rushes away. ANNA (heartbroken) ...What did I ever do to you?! The party goes silent as everyone watches the sisters. ELSA Enough, Anna. ANNA No. Why? Why do you shut me out?! Why do you shut the world out?! What are you so afraid of?! ELSA I said, enough! 32 FROZEN - J. Lee Ice shoots from Elsa's hand, spikes across the floor! Guests cry out in shock, back away. DUKE (ducking behind his men) ...Sorcery. I knew there was something dubious going on here. ANNA Elsa...? Elsa rushes out of the room. CUT TO: EXT. COURTYARD -- NIGHT Elsa bursts out of the castle door. The CITIZENS CHEER! CROWD There she is. Your Majesty! Long live the Queen! Queen Elsa.... Come drink with us. Elsa ducks through the crowd, holding her bare hand. BOWING TOWNSMAN Queen Elsa. TOWNSWOMAN WITH BABY Your Majesty? Are you all right? Elsa backs away from the baby. She knocks into the fountain, grabs its edge. The waters freeze at her touch. GASPS of shock and fear sweep over the crowd. The Duke and thugs come out the door. DUKE There she is! Stop her! ELSA (to the Duke) Please, just stay away from me. Stay away! Magic accidentally shoots from her hand and turns the staircase into ice. The thugs and the Duke fall. DUKE Monster.... Monster! 33 FROZEN - J. Lee The crowd panics. A snowstorm begins. Elsa flees. Anna runs out of the palace doors, carrying the glove. ANNA Elsa! Hans follows closely behind her. GATES TO THE KINGDOM: Elsa runs out of the gates and down to the water's edge. The shoreline freezes under her feet. Anna calls to her from the gates. ANNA (CONT'D) Elsa! Wait, please! Elsa glances back at Anna, but turns away. She tentatively steps out onto the fjord. It freezes instantly. She breaks into a run, as the water freezes over with each step. ANNA (CONT'D) Elsa, stop! Anna rushes out onto the fjord ice, slips, falls. HANS Anna! Hans rushes to Anna's side. Elsa reaches the far shore. She doesn't look back. She just scrambles into the mountains. ANNA No. HANS (shocked) Look.... The fjord. The ice spreads out until the entire fjord is frozen, locking the ships in place. INT. CASTLE COURTYARD -- NIGHT Snow falls. Hans and Anna move through the panicking crowd. CROWD WALLAH Snow? It's...snow...in July. 34 FROZEN - J. Lee HANS ...Are you all right? ANNA (in shock) No. HANS Did you know? ANNA No. Nearby, the Duke flutters about in fright. DUKE Look! It's snowing! It's snowing! The Queen has cursed this land! She must be stopped! (to his thugs) You have to go after her. Anna rushes up to the Duke. ANNA Wait, no! The Duke hides behind his thugs and points out at Anna. DUKE You! Is there sorcery in you, too? Are you a monster, too? ANNA No. No. I'm completely ordinary. HANS That's right she is... (realizing how that sounds) ...in the best way. ANNA ...And my sister's not a monster. DUKE She nearly killed me. HANS You slipped on ice. DUKE Her ice! 35 FROZEN - J. Lee ANNA It was an accident. She was scared. She didn't mean it. She didn't mean any of this.... Tonight was my fault. I pushed her. So I'm the one that needs to go after her. DUKE Yes. Fine. Do. HANS What? ANNA (to the Royal Handler) Bring me my horse, please. HANS Anna, no. It's too dangerous. ANNA Elsa's not dangerous. I'll bring her back, and I'll make this right. The Royal Handler brings Anna her horse and a cloak. HANS I'm coming with you. ANNA No, I need you here to take care of Arendelle. He sees the desperation in her eyes. HANS ...On my honor. She throws on the cloak and hops right onto the horse, coronation dress and all. ANNA (to the crowd) I leave Prince Hans in charge! HANS (before letting her go) Are you sure you can trust her? I don't want you getting hurt. ANNA She's my sister; she would never hurt me. 36 FROZEN - J. Lee She snaps the reins and rides out. Hans watches after her. The snow picks up and overtakes our view. We push through a blizzard...lose our way...then finds ourselves... EXT. HIGH UP IN THE MOUNTAINS -- NIGHT Well above the snow-line, a small figure climbs the highest peak. It's Elsa. Finally, she stops, looks around. Catches her breath and sings... "Let It Go" ELSA THE SNOW GLOWS WHITE ON THE MOUNTAIN TONIGHT, NOT A FOOTPRINT TO BE SEEN. A KINGDOM OF ISOLATION AND IT LOOKS LIKE I'M THE QUEEN. THE WIND IS HOWLING LIKE THIS SWIRLING STORM INSIDE. COULDN'T KEEP IT IN, HEAVEN KNOWS I TRIED. . . DON'T LET THEM IN, DON'T LET THEM SEE, BE THE GOOD GIRL YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO BE. CONCEAL, DON'T FEEL, DON'T LET THEM KNOW. WELL, NOW THEY KNOW. Elsa takes off her glove and throws it into the air. ELSA (CONT'D) LET IT GO. LET IT GO. CAN'T HOLD IT BACK ANYMORE. Elsa creates a snowman, just like the one she made with Anna when they were children. ELSA (CONT'D) LET IT GO. LET IT GO. TURN AWAY AND SLAM THE DOOR. I DON'T CARE WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO SAY. LET THE STORM RAGE ON. THE COLD NEVER BOTHERED ME ANYWAY. Elsa lets her cape fly back into the wind. 37 FROZEN - J. Lee ELSA (CONT'D) IT'S FUNNY HOW SOME DISTANCE MAKES EVERYTHING SEEM SMALL. AND THE FEARS THAT ONCE CONTROLLED ME CAN'T GET TO ME AT ALL. IT'S TIME TO SEE WHAT I CAN DO, TO TEST THE LIMITS AND BREAK THROUGH. NO RIGHT, NO WRONG, NO RULES FOR ME...I'M FREE! Elsa creates ice steps and climbs them. ELSA (CONT'D) LET IT GO! LET IT GO! I AM ONE WITH THE WIND AND SKY. LET IT GO! LET IT GO! YOU'LL NEVER SEE ME CRY. HERE I STAND AND HERE I'LL STAY. Elsa slams her foot down and forms a giant snowflake. ELSA (CONT'D) LET THE STORM RAGE ON.... In a flurry of creative release, she raises the snowflake on ice beams, builds walls, archways, a glistening chandelier, and an intricate ceiling that leaves the sky visible. ELSA (CONT'D) MY POWER FLURRIES THROUGH THE AIR INTO THE GROUND. MY SOUL IS SPIRALING IN FROZEN FRACTALS ALL AROUND. AND ONE THOUGHT CRYSTALLIZES LIKE AN ICY BLAST- Standing firmly in her mighty ice palace, Elsa removes her crown and throws it. ELSA (CONT'D) I'M NEVER GOING BACK, (back to resolve) THE PAST IS IN THE PAST! She takes down her hair and creates a new dress made of ice. ELSA (CONT'D) LET IT GO! LET IT GO! AND I'LL RISE LIKE THE BREAK OF DAWN. LET IT GO! LET IT GO! The sun rises. Elsa struts onto out onto a balcony and into the light. She's free. 38 FROZEN - J. Lee ELSA (CONT'D) THAT PERFECT GIRL IS GONE. HERE I STAND IN THE LIGHT OF DAY. LET THE STORM RAGE ON!! THE COLD NEVER BOTHERED ME ANYWAY. She turns and slams her ice palace door on us. CUT TO: EXT. THE FJORD FOREST -- DAY Anna rides her horse through two feet of snow. She shivers. ANNA (shivering) Elsa! Elsa! It's me, Anna...your sister who didn't mean to make you freeze the summer. I'm sorry. It's all my f-f-f-f-f-f-fault. DISSOLVE TO: LATER: Anna and the horse struggle through a wooded area. ANNA (CONT'D) (hearing a wolf howl) Of course, none of this would have happened if she'd just told me her secret...ha...she's a stinker. A branch of a nearby tree snaps and startles the horse. Anna goes flying off, lands face down in the snow. She sits up. Spits out snow. Sees the horse running away. ANNA (CONT'D) Oh no. No. No. No. Come back. No. No. No. No.... Oooo-kay. He doesn't come back. Anna grabs onto a branch of a leaning conifer, tries to pull herself to her feet, but the tree snaps upright and releases all its snow onto her. GROAN. DISSOLVE TO: EXT. MOUNTAIN -- NIGHT The Northern Lights shine as Anna struggles, out of breath, reaching the top of a hill. 39 FROZEN - J. Lee ANNA Snow, it had to be snow, she couldn't have had tr-tr-tropical magic that covered the f-f-fjords in white sand and warm -- She sees smoke rising up in the distance. ANNA (CONT'D) Fire! WHOA! Anna goes tumbling down the hill. She lands with a crash in an icy stream at the bottom. ANNA (CONT'D) (from inside the snowball) Cold, cold, cold, cold, cold... EXT. A SMALL BUILDING AND STABLE -- NIGHT Anna shuffles up to the building, her dress frozen stiff. She shakes the snow off a sign and reads: ANNA Wandering Oaken's Trading Post. Snow drops off a smaller sign. She reads it, happily. ANNA (CONT'D) Ooh! And Sauna... INT. WANDERING OAKEN'S TRADING POST & SAUNA -- NIGHT Anna steps cautiously through the door--which hits her frozen butt and knocks her into the center of the shop. She looks around, sees only summer supplies. OAKEN (O.S.) Hoo hoo. Anna turns to see a bright-faced fellow sitting low behind the counter, fingers tapping tip to tip. OAKEN (CONT'D) Big summer blow out. Half off swimming suits, clogs, and a sun balm of my own invention, yah? ANNA Oh, great. For now, how about boots. Winter boots...and dresses? 40 FROZEN - J. Lee OAKEN (slight disappointment) That would be in our winter department. The winter department contains one outfit, a pick ax, and a lonely pair of boots. ANNA Oh. Um, I was just wondering; has another young woman, the Queen perhaps, I don't know, passed through here? She brings the clothes and boots to the counter. OAKEN Only one crazy enough to be out in this storm is you, dear? The front door suddenly blows open and in walks a mass of a man covered in ice. Underneath is KRISTOFF. OAKEN (CONT'D) You and this fellow.... Hoo hoo. Big summer blow out. Kristoff walks right up to Anna. KRISTOFF (in her face) Carrots. ANNA Huh? KRISTOFF Behind you. ANNA Oh, right. Excuse me. Anna moves out of Kristoff's way. He grabs a bunch of carrots, tosses them on the counter, then moves through the place, gathering other supplies. OAKEN (to Kristoff) A real howler in July, yah? Where ever could it be coming from? KRISTOFF The North Mountain. 41 FROZEN - J. Lee ANNA (to herself) North Mountain. Kristoff brings his supplies to the counter. Oaken counts on his fingertips. OAKEN That'll be forty. KRISTOFF Forty? No, ten. OAKEN (sweet as pie) Oh dear, that's no good. See these are from our winter stock, where supply and demand have a big problem. KRISTOFF You want to talk about a supply and demand problem? I sell ice for a living. Kristoff motions out the window, where we see the blocks of ice on his sled, covered in snow. ANNA Ooh, that's a rough business to be in right now. I mean, that is really... (he shoots her a look) Ahem. That's unfortunate. OAKEN Still forty. But I will throw in a visit to Oaken's sauna. Hoo hoo! Hi, family. Kristoff and Anna turn to see a naked family waving through the window of the steaming sauna. NAKED FAMILY Hoo hoo! KRISTOFF ...Ten's all I got. Help me out. OAKEN (isolating the carrots) Ten will get you this and no more. Kristoff seethes. Stalemate. 42 FROZEN - J. Lee ANNA Okay, just tell me one thing; what was happening on the North Mountain? Did it seem magical? Kristoff pulls down his scarf and gives Anna a firm answer. KRISTOFF Yes! Now, back up while I deal with this crook here. Oaken stands up, revealing his seven-foot stature. OAKEN What did you call me? EXT. WANDERING OAKEN'S TRADING POST AND SAUNA -- NIGHT Oaken stomps out the door, carrying Kristoff with one arm. KRISTOFF Okay. Okay, I'm- Ow! Whoa! Oaken throws Kristoff, who face-plants in the snow. OAKEN Bye bye. Oaken slams the door. Kristoff sits up. His reindeer, Sven, canters over, snorts, and nudges him, expectantly. KRISTOFF No Sven, I didn't get your carrots. Sven huffs in his face. Kristoff turns away and sees something. He points to a dilapidated barn. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) But I did find us a place to sleep. And it's free. INT. WANDERING OAKEN'S TRADING POST AND SAUNA -- NIGHT Anna stands watching Oaken and all his great height as he squeezes behind the counter and sits down low again. OAKEN (teddy bear) I'm sorry about this violence. I will add a quart of lutefisk, so we'll have good feelings. Just the outfit and boots, yah? 43 FROZEN - J. Lee Anna looks between Kristoff's supplies and the door. CUT TO: INT. OAKEN'S STABLES - NIGHT Kristoff, now unfrozen, relaxes on a bed of hay, playing his lute and singing to (and for) Sven. "Reindeer(s) are Better than People" KRISTOFF REINDEERS ARE BETTER THAN PEOPLE. SVEN, DON'T YOU THINK THAT'S TRUE? KRISTOFF (AS SVEN) (CONT'D) (throwing his voice) YEAH, PEOPLE WILL BEAT YOU & CURSE YOU & CHEAT YOU. EVERY ONE OF EM'S BAD, EXCEPT YOU. (speaking) Oh, thanks, Buddy. (singing, as Kristoff) BUT PEOPLE SMELL BETTER THAN REINDEERS. SVEN, DON'T YOU THINK I'M RIGHT? (As Sven) THAT'S ONCE AGAIN TRUE, FOR ALL EXCEPT YOU. (As Kristoff) YOU GOT ME. LET'S CALL IT A NIGHT. (As Sven) GOOD NIGHT. (As Kristoff) DON'T LET THE FROSTBITE BITE. The door opens. Anna enters. ANNA Nice duet. Kristoff sits up with a start...sees who it is. KRISTOFF Oh, it's just you. What do you want? ANNA I want you to take me up the North Mountain. 44 FROZEN - J. Lee KRISTOFF I don't take people places. He lays back down, closes his eyes. ANNA Let me rephrase that... A sack of supplies lands in Kristoff's lap. KRISTOFF Umph. He sits up. Looks in the bag. ANNA Take me up the North Mountain.... Please. He eyes her. He clearly doesn't take orders. ANNA (CONT'D) Look, I know how to stop this winter. He considers, lies back down, pulls his hat over his eyes. KRISTOFF We leave at dawn.... And you forgot the carrots for Sven. A bag of carrots hits Kristoff in the face. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) Ugh! ANNA Oops. Sorry. Sorry. I'm sorry. I didn't-- (catching herself) We leave now. Right now. She steps back outside and waits, anxiously. Annoyed, Kristoff offers Sven a carrot. Sven has a bite. Then Kristoff has a bite, contemplating. SLAM CUT TO: EXT. MOUNTAIN HIGH -- NIGHT Sven races, top speed, up a narrow cliff, pulling the sled, which skids precariously. Kristoff mans the reins. Anna sits beside him. 45 FROZEN - J. Lee KRISTOFF (trying to scare Anna) Hang on! We like to go fast! ANNA (fearless) I like fast! Anna leans back and puts her feet up on the dashboard. KRISTOFF Whoa, whoa! Get your feet down. He pushes her feet down. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) This is fresh lacquer. Seriously, were you raised in a barn? Kristoff spits on the dash to clean it. The spit flies back and hits Anna in the face. ANNA (grossed out) Ew. No, I was raised in a castle. She wipes off her face. KRISTOFF So tell me, what made the Queen go all ice-crazy? ANNA ...Oh well, it was all my fault. I got engaged but then she freaked out because I'd only just met him, you know, that day. And she said she wouldn't bless the marriage-- KRISTOFF Wait. You got engaged to someone you just met? ANNA Yeah. Anyway, I got mad and so she got mad and then she tried to walk away, and I grabbed her glove-- KRISTOFF Hang on. You mean to tell me you got engaged to someone you just met?! 46 FROZEN - J. Lee ANNA Yes. Pay attention. But the thing is she wore the gloves all the time, so I just thought, maybe she has a thing about dirt. KRISTOFF Didn't your parents ever warn you about strangers? Anna eyes Kristoff up and down, then slides away from him. ANNA Yes, they did.... But Hans is not a stranger. KRISTOFF Oh yeah? What's his last name? ANNA ...Of-the-Southern-Isles? KRISTOFF What's his favorite food? ANNA ...Sandwiches. KRISTOFF Best friend's name? ANNA Probably John. KRISTOFF Eye color. ANNA Dreamy. KRISTOFF Foot size...? ANNA Foot size doesn't matter. KRISTOFF Have you had a meal with him yet? What if you hate the way he eats? What if you hate the way he picks his nose? ANNA Picks his nose? 47 FROZEN - J. Lee KRISTOFF And eats it. ANNA Excuse me, sir. He's a prince. KRISTOFF All men do it. ANNA Ew. Look it doesn't matter; it's true love. KRISTOFF Doesn't sound like true love. ANNA Are you some sort of love expert? KRISTOFF No. But I have friends who are. ANNA You have friends who are love experts.... I'm not buying it. Sven suddenly stops, ears perked in alarm. KRISTOFF (to Anna) Stop talking. ANNA No, no, no. I'd like to meet these-- Kristoff clamps his hand over Anna's mouth. KRISTOFF I mean it. SHHH. Kristoff stands, looks into the dark woods surrounding them. Sensing something behind them, he holds up his lantern. Its light reflects off...EYES. Several. KRISTOFF(CONT'D) Sven, go. Go! Sven takes off. ANNA What are they? KRISTOFF Wolves. 48 FROZEN - J. Lee Flashes of white dart through the woods. Kristoff hops into the back of the sled, grabs a torch. Lights it. ANNA Wolves. What do we do? KRISTOFF I've got this. You just...don't fall off and don't get eaten. ANNA But I wanna help. KRISTOFF No. ANNA Why not? KRISTOFF Because I don't trust your judgement. ANNA Excuse me?! A wolf jumps at them, but Kristoff kicks it off. KRISTOFF Who marries a man she just met? Anna grabs the lute, swings it right at Kristoff's head. ANNA It's true love! He screams, as she...BAM!...swings past Kristoff and knocks a wolf away. KRISTOFF (shocked) Whoa. Just then Kristoff is yanked off the sled by another wolf. The torch goes flying. Anna catches it, shocked. ANNA Christopher! Kristoff grabs onto a loose rope hanging from the back of the sled and holds on for dear life as he's dragged behind. KRISTOFF It's Kristoff! 49 FROZEN - J. Lee A wolf jumps on Kristoff's back. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) AH! Anna thinks fast, uses the torch to light a blanket on fire. ANNA Duck! Anna throws the flaming blanket right at him. He ducks. The blanket hits the wolves. They tumble off Kristoff. KRISTOFF You almost set me on fire! Anna reaches out a hand, pulls Kristoff back onto the sled. ANNA But I didn't. Sven cries out. There is a massive gorge ahead. ANNA (CONT'D) Get ready to jump, Sven! KRISTOFF You don't tell him what to do! Kristoff shoves a satchel into her arms then scoops her up. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) I do! Kristoff tosses Anna onto Sven, then unhooks Sven's harness from the sled. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) Jump, Sven! Sven jumps the gorge with Anna on his back. Kristoff goes flying off behind them, still on the sled. Anna and Sven land safely on the other side of the gorge. Kristoff's sled loses momentum. It's not going to make it. He leaps off. He flaps his arms, claws at the air. He slams into the snowy edge of the cliff. Hanging by his hands, he looks down to see his sled hit the ground far below and burst into flames. 50 FROZEN - J. Lee KRISTOFF (CONT'D) (shocked sadness) ...But I just paid it off. Suddenly, he starts to slip. He claws at the loose snow, but it's clearly hopeless. He's going down. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) Uh-oh. No, no, no. To make matters worse, an AXE comes flying right at his face. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) AH! NO, NO, NO! The axe slams into the snow, inches from his nose. ANNA (O.S.) Grab on! Kristoff grabs on. ANNA (CONT'D) Pull, Sven! Pull! REVEAL: The axe is tied to a rope, then wrapped around Sven. Anna helps Sven pull Kristoff to safety. Kristoff rolls onto his back, exhausted. Anna peeks down at the burning sled. ANNA (CONT'D) Whoa.... I'll replace your sled and everything in it. Kristoff groans. ANNA (CONT'D) And I understand if you don't want to help me anymore. Anna walks off, sadly. Sven comes over and nuzzles Kristoff. KRISTOFF Of course I don't want to help her anymore. In fact, this whole thing has ruined me for helping anyone ever again. KRISTOFF (AS SVEN) (CONT'D) But she'll die on her own. KRISTOFF (AS SELF) (CONT'D) I can live with that. 51 FROZEN - J. Lee Through their conversation, they watch Anna go the wrong way...turn, go the other wrong way, turn, trip... KRISTOFF (AS SVEN) (CONT'D) But you won't get your new sled if she's dead. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) (knowing he's got a point) ...You know sometimes I really don't like you. Sven licks Kristoff happily. KRISTOFF (AS SELF) (CONT'D) (to Anna) Hold up. We're coming?! ANNA (excited) You are?! (catching herself) I mean, sure. I'll let you tag along. DISSOLVE TO: EXT. SHARP MOUNTAIN RIDGE -- DAWN Kristoff, Sven and Anna walk on a narrow rim of a mountain. DISSOLVE TO: EXT. MOUNTAIN FOREST CLEARING -- DAY As they step out of the thick trees, Anna catches sight of something far below. ANNA Arendelle. KRISTOFF It's completely frozen. ANNA ...But it'll be fine. Elsa will thaw it. KRISTOFF Will she? 52 FROZEN - J. Lee ANNA (uncertain) ...Yeah. Now come on. This way to the North Mountain? She points straight ahead. KRISTOFF More like this way. He points her finger up towards a perilously mighty mountain. DISSOLVE TO: INT. FROZEN WILLOW TREES -- DAY Anna, Kristoff, and Sven walk beneath frozen willows. The hanging branches glisten like Christmas lights. Sven knocks them with his antlers. They tinkle like chimes. ANNA I never knew winter could be so beautiful. Suddenly, a voice comes in from nowhere. We'll call that voice OLAF. OLAF (O.S.) YEAH...It really is beautiful, isn't it? But it's so white. You know, how about a little color? Must we bleach the joy out of it all? I'm thinking like maybe some crimson, chartreuse... While this is going on, Anna and Kristoff look around for the source of the rambling. They look at Sven - could he actually be talking? Sven looks back at them, his antlers tangled in branches, just as baffled as they are. In the meantime, a nose-less snowman, Olaf, wanders up behind them. OLAF (CONT'D) How `bout yellow--no, not yellow. Yellow and snow? Brrrr...no go. He stops between Kristoff and Anna. They look down at him. How did he get there? He suddenly looks up at Anna. OLAF (CONT'D) Am I right? 53 FROZEN - J. Lee Anna SCREAMS! Reflexes take over and she kicks Olaf's head, sending it flying off his body and into Kristoff's arms. OLAF (CONT'D) (cheery, to Kristoff) Hi! KRISTOFF You're creepy. Kristoff tosses the head back to Anna and they commence a game of hot potato. ANNA I don't want it! KRISTOFF Backatchya! OLAF Please don't drop me. ANNA Don't! KRISTOFF Come on, it's just a head. ANNA No! Olaf's body runs at Anna, arms waving. OLAF (O.S.) All right, we got off to a bad start. ANNA Ew, ew, the body! Anna slams Olaf's head back on the body, upside down. Olaf smiles happily, then looks confused. OLAF Wait, what am I looking at right now? Why are you hanging off the earth like a bat? ANNA (sympathetic) ...Okay. Wait one second. Anna kneels in front of Olaf and rights his head. 54 FROZEN - J. Lee OLAF Oooh! Thank you! ANNA You're welcome. OLAF Now I'm perfect. She looks over his innocent face, gets an idea. ANNA Well, almost. She digs into Kristoff's satchel, holds up a carrot just as Olaf turns toward her. The carrot accidentally slams all the way through his head. OLAF Woo! Head rush! ANNA Oh! Too hard. I'm sorry! I-I, I was just.... Are you okay? Olaf sees a tiny piece of carrot sticking out between his eyes. He lights up. OLAF Are you kidding me? I am wonderful! I've always wanted a nose. (going cross-eyed to look at his tiny nose) So cute. It's like a little baby unicorn. Anna reaches behind Olaf to the bulk of the carrot sticking out the back of his head, and pushes it forward. OLAF (CONT'D) What? Hey! Whoa. (seeing his now big nose) Oh, I love it even more! Hah.... All right, let's start this thing over. Hi everyone. I'm Olaf. And I like warm hugs. Olaf opens his arms wide to Anna. That triggers a memory. It takes her a moment to place it, but then she does. ANNA Olaf?...That's right, Olaf. 55 FROZEN - J. Lee OLAF ...And you are? ANNA Oh, um...I'm Anna. OLAF And who's the funky-looking donkey over there? ANNA That's Sven. OLAF Uh-huh. And who's the reindeer? ANNA ...Sven. Olaf looks from Kristoff to Sven, confused. OLAF Oh. They're--oh, okay.... (accepting it) Makes things easier for me. Sven tries to bite Olaf's nose. OLAF (CONT'D) Ha. Aw, look at him tryin' to kiss my nose. (gushes) I like you, too! ANNA Olaf, did Elsa build you? OLAF Yeah. Why? Curious, Kristoff takes one of Olaf's twig arms off, studies it. It seems to be moving in sync with his other arm. ANNA Do you know where she is? KRISTOFF (studying the arm) Fascinating... OLAF Yeah. Why? 56 FROZEN - J. Lee ANNA Do you think you could show us the way? OLAF Yeah. Why? KRISTOFF (bending the arm) How does this work? Olaf's dismembered arm slaps Kristoff across the face. OLAF Stop it, Sven. Trying to focus here. (to Anna) Yeah, why? KRISTOFF I'll tell you why. We need Elsa to bring back summer. OLAF (shocked) Summer? (sinking into wistfulness) Oh, I don't know why but I've always loved the idea of summer, and sun, and all things hot. KRISTOFF Really? I'm guessing you don't have much experience with heat. OLAF Nope. But sometimes I like to close my eyes and imagine what it'd be like when summer does come. DISSOLVE TO: OLAF'S FANTASY WORLD -- PERFECT SUMMER DAY Olaf walks through a grassy meadow with the sun shining behind him. He SINGS. "In Summer" OLAF BEES'LL BUZZ / KIDS'LL BLOW DANDELION FUZZ / AND I'LL BE DOING WHATEVER SNOW DOES IN SUMMER. 57 FROZEN - J. Lee -Olaf now lies in the sand on a beach. OLAF (CONT'D) A DRINK IN MY HAND / MY SNOW UP AGAINST THE BURNING SAND / PROB'LY GETTING GORGEOUSLY TANNED IN SUMMER. -Olaf sails in a boat. OLAF (CONT'D) I'LL FINALLY SEE A SUMMER BREEZE / BLOW AWAY A WINTER STORM / -Olaf floats in the water. All his pieces begin to separate. OLAF (CONT'D) AND FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS TO SOLID WATER / WHEN IT GETS WARM. -Olaf tumbles on a sandy beach with sand-snowmen. OLAF (CONT'D) AND I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE / WHAT MY BUDDIES ALL THINK OF ME / JUST IMAGINE HOW MUCH COOLER I'LL BE IN SUMMER . . ! -Olaf and the seagull break out into a tap-dance. OLAF (CONT'D) DA DA . . . DA DOO / AH BAH BAH BAH BAH BAH BOO. -Olaf and another snowman drink hot chocolate in a hot tub. OLAF (CONT'D) THE HOT AND THE COLD ARE BOTH SO INTENSE / PUT `EM TOGETHER, IT JUST MAKES SENSE! -Olaf tap dances with a gaggle of seagulls. OLAF (CONT'D) RATDADAT DAD DADA DOO . . . -Olaf bounds down a grassy hill. OLAF (CONT'D) WINTER'S A GOOD TIME TO STAY IN AND CUDDLE / BUT PUT ME IN SUMMER AND I'LL BE A... He stops at a puddle, looks down at it. Smiles. Hops over it. 58 FROZEN - J. Lee OLAF (CONT'D) HAPPY SNOWMAN! -Olaf runs with a checkered blanket that he spreads out. He relaxes and stares at the blue sky. OLAF (CONT'D) WHEN LIFE GETS ROUGH I LIKE TO HOLD ON TO MY DREAM / OF RELAXING IN THE SUMMER SUN JUST LETTING OFF STEAM! Sven, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf have a picnic. OLAF (CONT'D) OH THE SKY WILL BE BLUE / AND YOU GUYS'LL BE THERE TOO / WHEN I FINALLY DO WHAT FROZEN THINGS DO IN SUMMER! KRISTOFF I'm gonna tell him. ANNA Don't you dare. OLAF IN SUMMER! Olaf sings the final note. We swing around him and return to: REALITY. He then straightens up and smiles. OLAF (CONT'D) So, come on! Elsa's this way. Let's go bring back summer! Olaf grabs Anna's hand and pulls her along up the mountain. ANNA (laughing) I'm coming! Sven hops along, happily following them. Kristoff watches all of them like they're nuts. KRISTOFF Somebody's got to tell him. DISSOLVE TO: 59 FROZEN - J. Lee EXT. ARENDELLE, VILLAGE -- DAY A layer of solid ice coats everything. People huddle around weak fires. Anxiety runs high amongst the villagers and guests. We pass two CITIZENS fighting over a woodpile. CITIZEN ONE No. No. You've got the bark facing down. The bark needs to be face-up. CITIZEN TWO Bark down is drier. CITIZEN ONE Bark up. CITIZEN TWO Bark down. CITIZEN ONE Bark up. Like a light in the dark, Hans moves through the crowd. HANS Cloak. Does anyone need a cloak? GERDA Arendelle is indebted to you, Your Highness. HANS The castle is open. There's soup and hot glögg in the Great Hall. He hands the stack of cloaks to a guard. HANS (CONT'D) Here. Pass these out. Just then the Duke approaches Hans. DUKE Prince Hans, are we just expected to sit here and freeze while you give away all of Arendelle's tradable goods? HANS (tall and confident) Princess Anna has given her orders and-- 60 FROZEN - J. Lee DUKE And that's another thing; has it dawned on you that your princess may be conspiring with a wicked sorceress to destroy us all? Hans's nice eyes turn to threatening slits. HANS Do not question the Princess. She left me in charge, and I will not hesitate to protect Arendelle from treason. DUKE (flabbergasted, offended) Treason?! Suddenly they hear the alarmed whinny of Anna's horse. It returns alone, bucking and kicking. Hans grabs its reins. HANS Whoa! Whoa! Whoa, boy. Easy. Easy. CROWD (various) Princess Anna's horse. What happened to her? Where is she? Hans steadies the horse, looks up at the mountain. He sees all the panicked faces of the kingdom looking to him. HANS ...Princess Anna is in trouble. (calling out) I need volunteers to go with me to find her! Volunteers, some from Arendelle, some from other lands, rush up to offer their services. DUKE I volunteer two men, my Lord! (quietly to his thugs) Be prepared for anything, and should you encounter the Queen, you are to put an end to this winter. Do you understand? His two thugs sneer. CUT TO: 61 FROZEN - J. Lee EXT. THE NORTH MOUNTAIN -- DAY Anna, Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf move through hostile terrain. Wind-swept icicles face horizontal. KRISTOFF So how exactly are you planning to stop this weather? ANNA (confident) Oh, I am gonna talk to my sister. KRISTOFF That's your plan? My ice business is riding on you talking to your sister. ANNA Yup. Kristoff, so stunned by her casual plan, doesn't look where he's going and ends up with an ice-spike to the nose. He stops short, GULP, moves carefully around the spike. KRISTOFF So you're not at all afraid of her? ANNA Why would I be? OLAF (oblivious) Yeah. I bet Elsa's the nicest, gentlest, warmest person ever. Olaf backs right into an icicle. It runs through his torso. OLAF (CONT'D) Oh, look at that. I've been impaled. He laughs it off. DISSOLVE TO: EXT. STEEP MOUNTAIN FACE -- DAY Anna and Kristoff hit what looks like a dead end. The face of the mountain goes straight up. ANNA What now? 62 FROZEN - J. Lee Kristoff looks around, sighs. Digs in his rucksack. KRISTOFF ...It's too steep. I've only got one rope, and you don't know how to climb mountains. ANNA (O.S.) Says who? Sven nudges Kristoff, who looks up to see Anna trying to climb the cliff's flat face. KRISTOFF (finding her ridiculous) What are you doing? ANNA (straining) ...I'm going to see my sister. KRISTOFF You're going to kill yourself. Kristoff watches her searching for footholds and hand-holds. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) I wouldn't put my foot there. ANNA (O.S.) You're distracting me. KRISTOFF Or there. How do you know Elsa even wants to see you? ANNA (O.S.) I'm just blocking you out cause I gotta concentrate here. KRISTOFF You know, most people who disappear into the mountains want to be alone. ANNA (O.S.) Nobody wants to be alone. Except maybe you-- KRISTOFF I'm not alone.... I have friends, remember? Anna kicks a foot above her head to catch a foot hold. 63 FROZEN - J. Lee ANNA You mean the love experts? KRISTOFF Yes, the love experts! Anna realizes she's stuck. ANNA ...Please tell me I'm almost there. REVEAL: she's only about six feet up. Her muscles shake. ANNA (CONT'D) ...Does the air seem a bit thin to you up here? Kristoff smiles, getting a kick out of her. KRISTOFF Hang on. He pulls the rope from his bag. Just then Olaf steps out from behind a rock and waves to Kristoff. OLAF Hey, Sven? Not sure if this is going to solve the problem, but I found a staircase that leads exactly where you want it to go. ANNA Ha ha. Thank goodness. Catch! Anna drops off the cliff. Kristoff catches her. ANNA (CONT'D) Thanks! That was like a crazy trust exercise. She hops down, brushes off her dress, and bounds off. Kristoff watches after her, digging her fearless pluck. EXT. BASE OF THE ICE PALACE -- DAY Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf approach Elsa's elegant ice palace. ANNA Whoa. KRISTOFF (in awe) Now that's ice. I might cry. 64 FROZEN - J. Lee ANNA Go ahead. I won't judge. Anna climbs the steps with Olaf. Sven tries to follow. His hooves slip out. He scrambles but can't get traction. Kristoff runs to his aide. KRISTOFF All right, take it easy. I gotcha. Kristoff settles Sven back down the stairs and pats him. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) You stay right here, buddy. Sven obediently plops his reindeer butt down and wags his tail. Kristoff climbs the stairs, admiring the ice details. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) ...Flawless. Anna arrives at the door. Hesitates. OLAF ...Knock.... (she doesn't) Just knock.... (she doesn't. To Kristoff) Why isn't she knocking...? Do you think she knows how to knock? Anna finally KNOCKS. The sound echoes inside. The ice doors slide open. ANNA Ha. It opened. That's a first. Anna goes to step in. Kristoff follows. She gets a thought, stops him. ANNA (CONT'D) You should probably wait out here. KRISTOFF What? ANNA Last time I introduced her to a guy, she froze everything. KRISTOFF But, it's a palace made of ice. Ice is my life. 65 FROZEN - J. Lee OLAF Bye, Sven. Olaf starts to head inside. Anna stops him. ANNA You too, Olaf. OLAF Me? ANNA Just give us a minute. OLAF Okay. As Anna walks inside. Olaf starts counting. OLAF (CONT'D) One...two... Kristoff joins in. OLAF AND KRISTOFF Three...four... INT. ELSA'S PALACE -- DAY Anna walks into a great foyer. The place is beautiful, but also eerie. ANNA Elsa? It's me...Anna?! Anna slips. Steadies herself. ELSA (O.S.) Anna. Elsa steps out of the shadows onto a balcony. She sees Anna, looks to her longingly. Anna can't help but be struck by Elsa's beauty. ANNA Elsa, you look different.... It's a good different.... And this place is amazing. 66 FROZEN - J. Lee ELSA (cautious, polite) Thank you, I never knew what I was capable of. Anna starts to climb the stairs. ANNA ...I'm so sorry about what happened. If I'd known-- Elsa backs up, away from Anna. ELSA (on guard) No, it's okay. You don't have to apologize.... But you should probably go, please. ANNA But I just got here. ELSA ...You belong in Arendelle. ANNA So do you. Anna takes another step up. Elsa backs up more. ELSA No, I belong here. Alone. Where I can be who I am without hurting anybody. ANNA ...Actually, about that-- OLAF (O.S.) 58...59...60. ELSA Wait. What is that? Olaf comes running in the front door. He waves. OLAF Hi, I'm Olaf and I like warm hugs. ELSA (shocked) Olaf? Olaf stops beside Anna, looks up at Elsa, intimidated. 67 FROZEN - J. Lee OLAF (bashful) You built me. You remember that? ELSA (astonished) And you're alive? OLAF Um...I think so? Anna kneels down beside Olaf. ANNA He's just like the one we built as kids.... We were so close. We can be like that again. Elsa smiles, but then a memory returns to her. FLASH CUT TO: FLASHBACK: Young Anna is struck by Elsa's powers. YOUNG ELSA Anna! Young Anna falls unconscious. Young Elsa races to her. FLASH CUT TO: THE PRESENT: Elsa's face sinks in pain. ELSA No, we can't. Elsa turns and heads up the second story steps. ELSA (CONT'D) Goodbye, Anna. ANNA Elsa, wait-- ELSA (calling back) I'm just trying to protect you. Elsa continues to flee. Anna pursues. ANNA You don't have to protect me. I'm not afraid. Please don't shut me out again. 68 FROZEN - J. Lee Anna SINGS. "First Time in Forever, Reprise" ANNA (CONT'D) PLEASE DON'T SLAM THE DOOR. YOU DON'T HAVE TO KEEP YOUR DISTANCE ANYMORE. `CAUSE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOREVER, I FINALLY UNDERSTAND. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOREVER, WE CAN FIX THIS HAND IN HAND. WE CAN HEAD DOWN THIS MOUNTAIN TOGETHER. YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE IN FEAR. `CAUSE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOREVER, I WILL BE RIGHT HERE. They arrive on the top floor, Elsa's main living space. Elsa turns back to Anna, grateful, but determined. ELSA Anna, PLEASE GO BACK HOME. YOUR LIFE AWAITS. GO ENJOY THE SUN AND OPEN UP THE GATES. ANNA Yeah, but-- ELSA I know! YOU MEAN WELL, BUT LEAVE ME BE. YES, I'M ALONE BUT I'M ALONE AND FREE. Elsa opens up the balcony doors. ELSA (CONT'D) JUST STAY AWAY AND YOU'LL BE SAFE FROM ME. ANNA ACTUALLY, WE'RE NOT. ELSA WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU'RE NOT? 69 FROZEN - J. Lee ANNA I GET THE FEELING YOU DON'T KNOW? ELSA WHAT DO I NOT KNOW? ANNA ARENDELLE'S IN DEEP DEEP DEEP DEEP SNOW. ELSA What? Elsa looks past Anna's shoulder out white-peaked mountains. ANNA You kind of set off an eternal winter...everywhere. ELSA Everywhere? ANNA It's okay, you can just unfreeze it. ELSA No, I can't. I don't know how. ANNA Sure you can. I know you can. Snow starts to swirl around the room. ANNA (CONT'D) CUZ FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOREVER, ELSA (panicking) I'M SUCH A FOOL! I CAN'T BE FREE! ANNA YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE AFRAID. ELSA NO ESCAPE FROM THE STORM INSIDE OF ME! The snow picks up. Anna tries to fight through it. ANNA WE CAN WORK THIS OUT TOGETHER. 70 FROZEN - J. Lee ELSA I CAN'T CONTROL THE CURSE! ANNA WE'LL REVERSE THE STORM YOU'VE MADE. ELSA ANNA, PLEASE, YOU'LL ONLY MAKE IT WORSE! ANNA DON'T PANIC. ELSA THERE'S SO MUCH FEAR! ANNA WE'LL MAKE THE SUN SHINE BRIGHT. ELSA YOU'RE NOT SAFE HERE! ANNA WE CAN FACE THIS THING TOGETHER... But as Anna sings, we lose sight of her in the thickening blizzard taking over the room. ELSA NO! ANNA (O.S.) WE CAN CHANGE THIS WINTER WEATHER, AND EVERYTHING WILL BE... Anna's voice disappears in the storm as Elsa cries out. ELSA I CAN'T! Elsa's fear, so strong, sucks the blizzard back into her and then it bursts out, unwittingly, like a sharp snowflake. Anna is STRUCK right in the heart. She grasps her chest in pain and stumbles back. She falls to her knees. Elsa gasps when she sees Anna. Just then, Olaf and Kristoff rush into the room to Anna's side. KRISTOFF Anna. Are you okay? 71 FROZEN - J. Lee ANNA I'm okay.... I'm fine. Anna gets to her feet, determined to hide the pain. ELSA (scared) Who's this? Wait, it doesn't matter. You have to go. ANNA No, I know we can figure this out together-- ELSA (desperate) How? What power do you have to stop this winter? To stop me? Anna doesn't have the answer. Kristoff sees spiky ice shadows creeping down the walls. Puts a protective arm around Anna. KRISTOFF Anna, I think we should go. ANNA (close to tears) No. I'm not leaving without you, Elsa. ELSA (heartbroken but decisive) Yes, you are. Elsa waves her arms and builds a giant, menacing snowman. We'll call him MARSHMALLOW. SLAM CUT TO: EXT. ICE PALACE -- DAY Marshmallow holds Anna and Kristoff by the scruff of their necks in one hand and Olaf in the other. ANNA Stop. Put us down! OLAF (to Marshmallow) You are a lot stronger than I think you realize. Marshmallow tosses Kristoff and Anna down the steps. 72 FROZEN - J. Lee MARSHMALLOW (like a bouncer) Go away! Anna and Kistoff slide past Sven, who's got his tongue stuck to the ice railing. OLAF (O.S.) Heads up! Olaf's head smashes into a snowbank nearby. ANNA Olaf! OLAF Watch out for my butt! Anna and Kristoff duck as the rest of Olaf slams into the snowbank. Marshmallow turns to go back into the castle. Incensed, Anna tries to march back up the stairs. ANNA It is not nice to throw people! Kristoff grabs her, pulls her back. KRISTOFF ANNA All right feisty pants. Calm Let me at him. I want to get down. Woaw. Just let the snow him. I.... Okay. I'm Calm. man be. Anna backs down...for a moment. Then she grabs a snowball and throws it at Marshmallow. The tiny little ball hits Marshmallow's back, not making even the slightest dent. But it's enough to infuriate him. He ROARS. Spikes shoot out of his joints. KRISTOFF Uh-oh. Now you made him mad! OLAF ...I'll distract him. You guys go. Kristoff pushes Anna along. Sven runs off in the opposite direction. Olaf's belly and butt fall and follow Sven. OLAF (CONT'D) No, no, not you guys. 73 FROZEN - J. Lee Marshmallow goes charging after Anna and Kristoff as Olaf's head falls and lands face down in snow. OLAF (CONT'D) (muffled) This just got a whole lot harder. Anna and Kristoff leap and slide down a steep slope. They tumble to a stop at the bottom just as Marshmallow lands hard right behind them. They're off again...through a maze of conifers that sag under the weight of the snow, Marshmallow hot on their trail. KRISTOFF This way! Anna grabs a branch of a sagging trees and releases all of the snow. The tree snaps upright, knocking Marshmallow back. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) (impressed) Ho-ho-ho! ANNA I got him! Anna and Kristoff burst out of the conifer forest and almost run right off a cliff. They stop short, toes on the edge. KRISTOFF Whoa, stop! ANNA It's a hundred foot drop. KRISTOFF It's two hundred. Kristoff ties the rope around Anna and pulls tight. ANNA Ow. He drops to his knees and starts digging a u-shape in the snow with a pick axe. ANNA (CONT'D) What's that for? KRISTOFF I'm digging a snow anchor. 74 FROZEN - J. Lee ANNA (not trusting) Okay. What if we fall? KRISTOFF There's twenty feet of fresh powder down there; it'll be like landing on a pillow.... Hopefully. They hear an angry ROAR coming closer. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) Okay, Anna. On three. Anna preps for the jump like a boxer getting ready to fight. ANNA Okay. You tell me when... KRISTOFF One... ANNA ...I'm ready to go.... KRISTOFF Two... ANNA (pumped up) ...I was BORN ready! Yes! KRISTOFF Calm down. A huge tree flies through the air toward them. ANNA (O.S.) TREE! Anna jumps and pulls Kristoff over the edge with her. They hang upside down over the cliff by the rope. The rope catches their fall. KRISTOFF Whoa! That happened. Back up top, Olaf emerges from the woods. He's a complete mess, all his body parts are in the wrong places. He huffs and puffs, struggling to run. OLAF Ah. Ah. Man, am I out of shape. 75 FROZEN - J. Lee He stops. Puts his body back together in the right order. OLAF (CONT'D) There we go. Hey, Anna! Sven! Where'd ya guys go? We totally lost Marshmallow back there! Marshmallow steps up behind Olaf. Olaf turns to face him. OLAF (CONT'D) (happily) Hey. We were just talking about you. All good things, all good things. Marshmallow roars and approaches Kristoff's snow anchor. OLAF (CONT'D) NO! Olaf jumps onto Marshmallow's leg trying to stop him, but not making much of a difference. OLAF (CONT'D) This is not making much of a difference! Marshmallow flicks Olaf off his leg and right over the cliff. OLAF (CONT'D) WHOA! Olaf passes Anna and Kristoff. ANNA Olaf! OLAF Hang in there, guys! Marshmallow starts yanking Kristoff and Anna's rope up. ANNA Wait, what? Kristoff's head hits the cliff. KRISTOFF Aargghh! Kristoff passes out and hangs like a rag doll. ANNA Kristoff! 76 FROZEN - J. Lee Marshmallow pulls them up. He roars and breathes snow all over them. MARSHMALLOW Don't come back! ANNA (grossed out by his snow breath) Ugh. We won't. Anna whips out a knife and cuts the rope. Kristoff comes to just as they fall. They both SCREAM! SLAM! REVEAL: Anna opens her eyes to find herself buried up to her shoulders in the soft thick snow. She laughs. ANNA (CONT'D) Hey, you were right. Just like a pillow. She looks up to see Olaf's upper half hanging onto Kristoff's boots, which are sticking out of the snow. OLAF (shaking the boots) I can't feel my legs! I can't feel my legs! Suddenly, Kristoff's head pops up. He spits out snow. KRISTOFF Those are my legs. Olaf's bottom goes running by. OLAF (to Kristoff) Ooh. Hey, do me a favor, grab my butt. Kristoff grabs Olaf's head and puts it on his body. OLAF (CONT'D) Oh, that feels better. Sven walks up and sniffs Olaf's nose. OLAF (CONT'D) Hey, Sven! 77 FROZEN - J. Lee Olaf turns to Anna and Kristoff just as Sven goes to bite off his nose -- and misses. OLAF (CONT'D) He found us. (to Sven, funny voice) Who's my cute little reindeer? KRISTOFF Don't talk to him like that. Kristoff goes over to help Anna, who is stuck in the snow. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) Here. He lifts her out easily. ANNA (impressed) Whoa! KRISTOFF You okay? ANNA Thank you. They meet eyes. Wait. Is that chemistry? ANNA (CONT'D) ...Um.... How's your head? She touches the spot where he banged his head. KRISTOFF (in pain) Ah! Ooh! He catches himself. Waves off the pain with a giggle. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) I mean, It's fine. Ah...I'm good. Ha. I've got a thick skull. OLAF I don't have a skull.... Or bones. KRISTOFF ...So.... The awkwardness is killing him. 78 FROZEN - J. Lee KRISTOFF (CONT'D) (shy) Now what? ANNA (shy) Now what? (then...panicking) Now what?! Oh! What am I gonna do? She threw me out. I can't go back to Arendelle with the weather like this. And then there's your ice business-- KRISTOFF Hey, hey, don't worry about my ice business... (noticing something) Worry about your hair?! She thinks he means it looks bad. She smooths it down. ANNA What? I just fell off a cliff. You should see your hair. KRISTOFF No, yours is turning white. She grabs her braid as a tendril turns white. ANNA White? It's what? KRISTOFF It's because she struck you; isn't it? ANNA Does it look bad? KRISTOFF (thinking) ...No. Olaf's head pops up. He's holding his head up off his body to join the conversation. OLAF You hesitated. KRISTOFF No, I didn't. Anna, you need help. Now, come on. 79 FROZEN - J. Lee He heads towards the sunset. Sven and Olaf follow. OLAF Okay! Where are we going? KRISTOFF To see my friends. ANNA (catching up) The love experts? OLAF Love experts?! KRISTOFF Yes. And don't worry; they'll be able to fix this. ANNA How do you know? He looks her over, remembering the moment he saw the trolls heal her as a child. KRISTOFF ...Because I've seen them do it before. As they round the bend, the sun sets and Olaf turns to Sven. OLAF I like to consider myself a love expert. CUT TO: INT. ELSA'S PALACE -- DAY Elsa paces, distraught. She talks to herself. ELSA (mantra-style) Get it together. Control it. Don't feel. Don't feel. Don't FEEL! She hears ice cracking. Stops. Looks around. She's left a sharp wake of ice spikes behind her on the floor. They grow up the wall, taking over the castle. DISSOLVE TO: 80 FROZEN - J. Lee EXT. BLACK MOUNTAINS -- NIGHT The Northern Lights are bright. Olaf stares at them in awe as he rides on Sven's back. OLAF Look, Sven. The sky's awake. Behind Olaf and Sven, Anna walks with Kristoff. She shivers. KRISTOFF Are you cold? ANNA ...A little. He reaches like he might put an arm around her, but decides against it. He looks around as if he doesn't know what to do, then gets a thought. KRISTOFF Wait. Come here. He takes her hand and pulls her around a bend into a rock- lined pass. Steam vents, powered by the volcanic activity, dot the path. He holds her hands over one of them. ANNA Oooh.... That's nice. They continue on the path, walking from vent to vent. KRISTOFF (taking a deep breath) So, about my friends...well, I say friends, they're more like family.... Anyway, when I was a kid, it was just me and Sven...until they took me in. ANNA (moved) They did? KRISTOFF (nervous ramble) Yeah. I don't want to scare you, they can be a little bit inappropriate...and loud...very loud...they're also stubborn at times, and a little overbearing. And heavy. Really, really heavy. (MORE) 81 FROZEN - J. Lee KRISTOFF (CONT'D) But they're fine.. You'll get it. They mean well. Anna touches Kristoff's arm, reassuringly. ANNA Kristoff, they sound wonderful. Kristoff smiles, appreciating her sincerity. KRISTOFF Okay then.... Mustering the courage, Kristoff steps forward and with a wave of the arms announces-- KRISTOFF (CONT'D) Meet my family. REVEAL: he's surrounded by rocks. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) (to the rocks) Hey, guys! As Kristoff and Sven move through the rocks, waving and greeting, Olaf and Anna stand frozen, dumbfounded. ANNA (to herself) ...They're rocks. OLAF (realizing) He's crazy. (covertly, to Anna) I'll distract them while you run. (Loud and slow to a rock) Hi, Sven's family! It's nice to meet you! (quietly to Anna) Anna, because I love you, I insist you run. (to the rock) I understand you're love experts! (to Anna) Why aren't you running? Anna snaps out of her shock and starts backing away. ANNA Okay. Um...I'm gonna go-- Just then the rocks around her start rolling. 82 FROZEN - J. Lee ANNA (CONT'D) (panicking) Kristoff! Olaf lights up and chases the rocks, who surround Kristoff and unfold as trolls. BULDA KRISTOFF'S HOME! TROLLS (VARIOUS) Kristoff! Kristoff's home! It's been too long! Kristoff's home! Olaf jumps around all excitedly. OLAF (excitedly) Kristoff's home. He then stops, confused, and looks to one of the trolls. OLAF (CONT'D) Wait? Kristoff? Anna watches, shocked and confused. The trolls all want Kristoff's attention. One troll yanks him down with a boulder's strength. TROLL ONE Oh, lemme look at you! Another troll tries to pull off his clothes. TROLL TWO Oh, take off your clothes, Kristoff; I wash them. KRISTOFF (holding up his pants) Ah! No. I'm gonna keep my clothes on, thank you. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) Great to see you all. Where's grandpa? MUSHROOM KID TROLL He's napping. But look, I grew a mushroom. TROLL SCOUT KID And I earned my fire crystal. 83 FROZEN - J. Lee KIDNEY STONE TROLL I passed a kidney stone. PICK ME UP TROLL Pick me up. The kid troll jumps up on Kristoff's arm. Kristoff sinks under the weight of him. Anna still stares, confused, then realizes... ANNA Trolls? They're trolls. Silence. All troll eyes turn to Anna. Blink. Blink. BULDA ...He's brought a girl! TROLLS (TOGETHER) He's brought a girl! Suddenly Anna is surrounded by trolls. They body-surf/roll Anna over to Kristoff. She falls into his arms. ANNA What's going on? KRISTOFF I've learned to just roll with it. Bulda climbs on top of her husband, Cliff, to get a good look at Anna. She studies her like she's a piece of cattle. BULDA Let me see. Bright eyes. Working nose. Strong teeth. Yes, yes, yes. She'll do nicely for our Kristoff. ANNA Wait. Oh. Um. No. KRISTOFF You've got the wrong idea. That's not why I brought her here. ANNA Right. We're not. I'm not-- Anna laughs, uncomfortable, not knowing what to say. 84 FROZEN - J. Lee BULDA (to Anna) What's the issue, dear? Why are you holding back from such a man? Bulda SINGS. "Fixer-Upper" TROLLS (VARIOUS) IS IT THE CLUMPY WAY HE WALKS? OR THE GRUMPY WAY HE TALKS? OR THE PEAR-SHAPED, SQUARE-SHAPED WEIRDNESS OF HIS FEET? AND THOUGH WE KNOW HE WASHES WELL HE ALWAYS ENDS UP SORTA SMELLY. BUT YOU'LL NEVER MEET A FELLA WHO'S AS SENSITIVE AND SWEET. TROLLS (CHORUS) (CONT'D) SO HE'S A BIT OF A FIXER UPPER, SO HE'S GOT A FEW FLAWS- HIS PECULIAR BRAIN, DEAR. HIS THING FOR THE REINDEER THAT OUTSIDE A FEW OF NATURE'S LAWS. SO HE'S A BIT OF A FIXER UPPER, BUT THIS WE'RE CERTAIN OF- YOU CAN FIX THIS FIXER UPPER UP WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LOVE. KRISTOFF Can we just stop talking about this?! We've got a real, actual problem here. BULDA I'll say-- (To Anna) IS IT THE WAY THAT HE RUNS SCARED? TROLLS (VARIOUS) OR THAT HE'S SOCIALLY IMPAIRED? KID TROLL OR THAT HE ONLY LIKES TO TINKLE IN THE WOODS? TROLLS (VARIOUS) ARE YOU HOLDING BACK YOUR FONDNESS DUE TO HIS UNMANLY BLONDENESS? OR THE WAY HE COVERS UP THAT HE'S THE HONEST GOODS? 85 FROZEN - J. Lee TROLLS (CHORUS) (CONT'D) HE'S JUST A BIT OF A FIXER UPPER- HE'S GOT A COUPLE A' BUGS. KRISTOFF No, I don't. TROLLS HIS ISOLATION IS CONFIRMATION OF HIS DESPERATION FOR HEALING HUGS. SO HE'S A BIT OF A FIXER UPPER, BUT WE KNOW WHAT TO DO. THE WAY TO FIX UP THIS FIXER UPPER IS TO FIX HIM UP WITH YOU. The girl trolls sweep Anna away. The boys take Kristoff. KRISTOFF (to the male trolls) Enough! She's engaged to someone else. Okay?! TROLLS beat. Blink. Blink. The boy trolls turn, huddle... TROLLS (VARIOUS) SO SHE'S A BIT OF A FIXER UPPER, THAT'S A MINOR THING. THIS QUOTE "ENGAGEMENT" IS A FLEX ARRANGEMENT. KID TROLL AND BY THE WAY, I DON'T SEE NO RING. TROLLS (VARIOUS) SO SHE'S A BIT OF A FIXER UPPER, HER BRAIN'S A BIT BETWIXT. GET THE FIANCE OUT OF THE WAY AND THE WHOLE THING WILL BE FIXED! GIRL TROLLS WE AREN'T SAYING YOU CAN CHANGE HIM TROLLS (VARIOUS) 'CAUSE PEOPLE DON'T REALLY CHANGE. WE'RE ONLY SAYING THAT LOVE'S A FORCE THAT'S POWERFUL AND STRANGE. PEOPLE MAKE BAD CHOICES IF THEY'RE MAD OR SCARED OR STRESSED. (MORE) 86 FROZEN - J. Lee TROLLS (VARIOUS) (CONT'D) BUT THROW A LITTLE LOVE THEIR WAY (THROW A LITTLE LOVE THEIR WAY) AND YOU'LL BRING OUT THEIR BEST! TRUE LOVE BRINGS OUT THE BEST! Kristoff looks over at Anna. She actually looks shockingly beautiful dressed in moss, lit by shimmering crystals. ALL TROLLS EVERYONE'S A BIT OF A FIXER UPPER, THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT FATHER, SISTER, BROTHER WE NEED EACH OTHER TO RAISE US UP AND ROUND US OUT By this time Kristoff and Anna are being ushered into a pit by the sheer force of numbers. TROLLS EVERYONE'S A BIT OF A FIXER UPPER, BUT WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE- THE ONLY FIXER UPPER FIXER THAT CAN FIX A FIXER UPPER IS TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE LOVE During this last bit Anna and Kristoff are looking at each other differently. Hmmm. Maybe those trolls are right? Sparks! Chemistry! TROLL PRIEST Do you, Anna, take Kristoff to be your trollfully wedded-- ANNA Wait, what?! TROLL PRIEST You're getting married. TROLLS LOVE! Just then, Anna collapses. Kristoff catches her. She's shivering something fierce. KRISTOFF Anna? He pulls off her cape and hat. 87 FROZEN - J. Lee KRISTOFF (CONT'D) She's as cold as ice. Just then Grand Pabbie pushes his way through the crowd. Trolls clear the way for Pabbie. He stops at the edge of the pit. GRAND PABBIE There's strange magic here! KRISTOFF Grand Pabbie! GRAND PABBIE Bring her to me, Kristoff. Kristoff helps Anna over. Pabbie looks into her weak eyes. GRAND PABBIE (CONT'D) Anna, your life is in danger. There is ice in your heart, put there by your sister. If not removed, to solid ice will you freeze, forever. ANNA What...? No. KRISTOFF So remove it, Grand Pabbie. GRAND PABBIE I can't. If it was her head, that would be easy. But only an act of true love can thaw a frozen heart. ANNA An act of true love? BULDA (googley, to her hubby) A true love's kiss, perhaps? A bunch of trolls give each other kisses. Anna shivers again, collapsing into Kristoff's arms. More of her hair turns white. KRISTOFF Anna, we've got to get you back to Hans. ANNA (still weak) ...Hans. 88 FROZEN - J. Lee KRISTOFF Help us out, Sven. Kristoff grabs Sven's antlers. Sven pulls them out. Kristoff helps Anna onto Sven and hops up behind her. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) Come on, Olaf! Sven takes off. Olaf grabs Sven's tail, rides with them. OLAF I'm coming! Let's go kiss Hans! Who is this Hans?! CUT TO: EXT. ELSA'S PALACE - DAWN Hans and the men tread cautiously towards the castle. HANS We are here to find Princess Anna. Be on guard, but no harm is to come to the Queen. Do you understand? The Duke's thugs exchange a look. Suddenly, a mass of snow rises from the ground behind Hans. It's Marshmallow, Elsa's snow guard. MARSHMALLOW Go away! He slams a fist inches from Hans. Hans deftly dodges out of the way. All of the guards take up arms against Marshmallow, who quickly knocks them over. Marshmallow throws down a guard and his horse, who topple over Hans. Marshmallow raises his foot to stomp on Hans, but Hans barrel-rolls himself to safety. He sees his sword, leaps, and grabs it. Just then, Elsa peeks out the front doors. The Duke's two thugs see her. DUKE'S THUG The Queen. The thugs charge up the stairs. 89 FROZEN - J. Lee INT. ELSA'S PALACE -- DAY They guards burst through the ice doors. Elsa flees to the top floor of her palace. The guards pursue. They trap her on the top floor, raise their crossbows. ELSA (scared) No. Please. One of the thugs shoots an arrow right at Elsa. At the last moment she creates an ice wall. It stops the arrow, inches from her face. The thugs reposition to take another shot. ELSA (CONT'D) Stay away! Elsa shoots ice at the thugs. They duck out of the way and continue the attack. THUG Get her! Get her! Elsa fights for her life. BACK OUTSIDE: Hans is nearly crushed by Marshmallow. He rolls away. Jumps to his feet. And with agile might, he slices Marshmallow's leg off with his sword. Marshmallow stumbles back, off balance. And falls off over the cliff, but not before striking Hans. Hans goes over the edge. REVEAL: Hans clings to the ice steps. His men help him up and they rush into the ice palace. INT. ICE PALACE -- DAY Elsa is surrounded. It's do or die. In two swift moves, Elsa traps one thug in a cage of spikes that threaten his neck. The other she pushes back with a wall of ice....up against the balcony doors...which BURST and CRACK. OUT ONTO THE BALCONY.... The balcony doors shatter. The thug is pushed to the edge. He's inches away from falling to his death. BACK INSIDE: Hans and his men run in. See the destruction and the thugs near death. 90 FROZEN - J. Lee HANS Queen Elsa! Don't be the monster they fear you are. Elsa snaps out of her rage. She sees the men, frightened, moments from death. She stops. Elsa looks to Hans, overwhelmed, frightened. The wall retreats from the thug on the balcony. The ice spikes lower from the second thug's neck. He takes advantage and aims his crossbow at Elsa's back. Seeing it. Hans runs and pushes the crossbow up just as the arrow releases. The arrow hits the ice chandelier, hanging directly above Elsa. The chandelier comes CRASHING DOWN. Elsa dives out of the way but she falls in the blast. All we see is ice smashing like glass, and all we hear is the sound of it shattering as it rings out. CUT TO BLACK. FADE IN ON: Elsa's face as her eyes flutter open. She sits up. She's surrounded by stone. INT. ARENDELLE, DUNGEON -- DAY Elsa looks to the nearby window. Tries to rush to it. She's pulled taut by giant shackles that fit like iron gloves. She's chained to the wall. Elsa strains to looks out a window... INSET WINDOW: Arendelle is outside, frozen solid and getting further buried under the ice and snow that is falling. ELSA No....What have I done? Hans enters. He hangs a torch by the door. ELSA (CONT'D) Why did you bring me here? HANS I couldn't just let them kill you. 91 FROZEN - J. Lee ELSA But I'm a danger to Arendelle. Get Anna. HANS Anna has not returned.... Elsa looks to the storm with worry. HANS (CONT'D) If you would just stop the winter, bring back summer...please. Elsa meets his eyes, desperate. ELSA Don't you see...I can't. Hans sees the sincerity in her eyes. ELSA (CONT'D) You have to tell them to let me go. Hans walks to the door. He takes the torch. HANS I will do what I can. He opens the door and leaves. Elsa, distraught, hears cracking. She looks down as her shackles begin to freeze over. The storm outside picks up. CUT TO: EXT. THE FJORDS -- DAY Sven charges down the mountain with Kristoff and Anna on his back. Olaf slides along beside them, penguin-style. Anna shivers in Kristoff's arms. She's weakening. Kristoff takes off his hat and puts it on her head. KRISTOFF Just hang in there. (to Sven) Come on, buddy, faster! They arrive at the walls of Arendelle. Olaf slides past them, out of control. OLAF I'll meet you guys at the castle! 92 FROZEN - J. Lee KRISTOFF Stay out of sight, Olaf! OLAF I will! He disappears into the village streets. OLAF (O.S.) (CONT'D) Hello! TOWNSWOMAN (O.S.) Ah! It's alive! CUT TO: EXT. CASTLE COURTYARD -- DAY Guards see Kristoff and Anna approaching. GUARD It's Princess Anna! Sven skids to a stop outside the gates. Kristoff slides off, holding Anna, and carries her to the gate. KRISTOFF I've got you. Anna looks up at him, gratefully. ANNA ...Are you g-gonna be okay? KRISTOFF (touched, reassuring) Don't worry about me. Just then the castle gates open. Gerda, Kai, and a handmaid rush to help Anna. GERDA Anna! Oh, you had us worried sick. KAI My Lady. You are freezing. GERDA You poor girl, you're freezing. Let's get you inside. 93 FROZEN - J. Lee KRISTOFF Get her warm and find Prince Hans, immediately. KAI We will. Thank you. Anna is swept away from Kristoff and into the palace grounds. KRISTOFF Make sure she's safe! Kristoff is shut out as the castle gates close on him. Kristoff stands there with Sven for a beat, staring with worry at the closed gates. Finally, he sighs, turns and walks off. Sven reluctantly follows. CUT TO: INT. LIBRARY -- DAY Hans stands with the dignitaries and guards. HANS I'm going back out to look for Princess Anna. FRENCH DIGNITARY You cannot risk going out there again. HANS If anything happens to her-- SPANISH DIGNITARY If anything happens to the Princess, you are all Arendelle has left. Hans hesitates, realizing how much this kingdom has come to depend on him. Is he really all they have left? Just then the door opens and Gerda and Kai bring in Anna. KAI He's in here. Prince Hans. HANS Anna. 94 FROZEN - J. Lee Hans rushes to Anna. She falls into his arms. HANS (CONT'D) You're so cold. ANNA (weak, but desperate) Hans, you have to kiss me. HANS What? ANNA Now. Here we go. She tries to kiss him, but is too weak to pull herself up in his arms. GERDA We'll give you two some privacy. Everyone shuffles out, leaving Hans and Anna alone. HANS What happened out there? ANNA Elsa struck me with her powers. HANS You said she'd never hurt you. ANNA I was wrong. Anna crumbles, weak. HANS Anna. Hans carries her to a couch, sets her down. ANNA (shivering more) She froze my heart and only an act of true love can save me. HANS (understanding) A true love's kiss. He takes her chin in his hand and gives her a tender smile. He leans in slowly...gently... 95 FROZEN - J. Lee Then he stops. HANS (CONT'D) Oh, Anna. If only there was someone out there who loved you. ANNA What? Hans gets up, leaving her there. ANNA (CONT'D) ...You said you did. He goes to the window and shuts the curtains. HANS As thirteenth in line in my own kingdom, I didn't stand a chance. I knew I'd have to marry into the throne somewhere-- ANNA What are you talking about? HANS (putting out the candles) As heir, Elsa was preferable, of course. But no one was getting anywhere with her. But you- ANNA Hans? HANS You were so desperate for love you were willing to marry me, just like that. Hans crosses the room, grabs a pitcher of water from a table and goes to the fireplace. HANS (CONT'D) I figured, after we married, I'd have to stage a little accident for Elsa. Hans pours the water on the fireplace, putting out the fire. Anna tries to stop him. She falls to the floor, weak. ANNA Hans. No, stop. 96 FROZEN - J. Lee HANS But then she doomed herself, and you were dumb enough to go after her. ANNA Please. HANS (chuckles) All that's left now is to kill Elsa and bring back summer. Hans approaches Anna. ANNA ...You're no match for Elsa. He bends down, takes her chin in his hand again, this time not so gently. HANS No, you're no match for Elsa. I, on the other hand, am the hero who is going to save Arendelle from destruction. She wrenches her face out of his hands. ANNA (anger) You won't get away with this. Hans rises and crosses to the door. HANS Oh, I already have. Hans leaves and shuts her in, locking the door. Anna struggles to the door, yanks on the locked handle. ANNA (hoarse and weak) Please, somebody help. The rest of her hair turns white and she crumbles to the floor. CUT TO: 97 FROZEN - J. Lee INT. COUNCIL CHAMBER -- NIGHT The Duke looks out the window at the growing snowstorm. He rubs his arms and shivers. DUKE It's getting colder by the minute. If we don't do something soon, we'll all freeze to death. Hans comes in, putting on his most distraught face. SPANISH DIGNITARY Prince Hans. HANS Princess Anna is...dead. VARIOUS DIGNITARIES What...? No.... Mon dieu. Hans stumbles, weak with grief. The men help him to a chair. DUKE What happened to her? HANS She was killed by Queen Elsa. DUKE Her own sister. HANS (really putting it on) At least we got to say our marriage vows...before she died in my arms. He bows his head in a brilliant display of teary grief. DUKE There can be no doubt now; Queen Elsa is a monster and we are all in grave danger. SPANISH DIGNITARY Prince Hans, Arendelle looks to you. Hans nods; he knows what he's being asked to do, and he'll do it with the perfect amount of authority and gravitas. 98 FROZEN - J. Lee HANS With a heavy heart, I charge Queen Elsa of Arendelle with treason and sentence her to death. INT. ELSA'S DUNGEON -- DAY The cell ices over. Elsa looks out at the storm that is devastating Arendelle, then hears the guards approaching. GUARD (O.S.) She's dangerous. Move quickly and with resolve. Elsa pulls at her shackles. They crack. Just as the door busts open, the weight of the ice crumbles the walls. The men duck out of the way. Hans pushes his way into the room...sees... The back wall is blown open. Broken shackles rest on the floor. Elsa is gone. CUT TO: EXT. MOUNTAIN SLOPE -- DAY Kristoff heads into the mountains. Sven lags behind, not wanting to follow. He looks back at the kingdom, then shakes his head. Enough. He runs past Kristoff. Stops and turns to face him. He snorts and grunts. KRISTOFF What is it, buddy? Sven nudges Kristoff with his antlers. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) Hey, watch it. What's wrong with you? Sven snorts with more conviction, moos, brays. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) (avoiding) ...I don't understand you when you talk like that. 99 FROZEN - J. Lee Kristoff tries to walk on ahead, but Sven uses his antlers to lift Kristoff off the ground. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) Ah! Stop it! Put me down! Sven drops him hard then "yells" at him once more. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) No, Sven! We're not going back! Sven shakes his head, angrily. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) She's with her true love. Sven makes an "of-course-she-isn't" face. Kristoff gets it; he's made his point. Just then the wind picks up. Kristoff looks back at the kingdom. Sees a violent winter storm swirling over the castle. Sharp ice claws its way up the castle, encasing it. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) Anna. Without hesitating, he dashes back down the mountain. Sven runs after him, catches up. Kristoff grabs Sven's harness and jumps onto his back. CUT TO: INT. LIBRARY -- NIGHT Anna shivers by the door. She looks up to see ice overtaking the ceiling. The door handle suddenly jiggles. Stops. Jiggles again. ANNA (barely a whisper) Help. CLICK. The door swings open. We see a carrot in the lock and hear a giggle of victory. Olaf takes the carrot, puts it back on his face. Then he sees Anna lying there. OLAF Anna. Oh no. He runs to the fireplace. Throws in some fresh wood, including one of his own arms, which he quickly rescues, before striking a match and relighting the fire. 100 FROZEN - J. Lee ANNA Olaf? Olaf. Get away from there. OLAF Whoa! So this is heat.... (considering) I love it. He reaches a twig finger toward the flames. It catches on fire. OLAF (CONT'D) Ooh! But don't touch it! He shakes the flame out, as he rushes over to help Anna to the fire. OLAF (CONT'D) So, where's Hans? What happened to your kiss? ANNA I was wrong about him. It wasn't true love. OLAF (confused innocence) Huh. But we ran all the way here? ANNA Please Olaf, you can't stay here; you'll melt. OLAF I am not leaving here until we find some other act of true love to save you. He sits down behind her, stubbornly. Leans his back against hers and thinks. OLAF (CONT'D) ...Do you happen to have any ideas? ANNA I don't even know what love is. OLAF (confident) That's okay, I do.... Olaf hops back up and puts a soothing hand on her shoulder. 101 FROZEN - J. Lee OLAF (CONT'D) Love is...putting someone else's needs before yours, like, you know, how Kristoff brought you back here to Hans and left you forever. ANNA ...Kristoff loves me? OLAF Wow, you really don't know anything about love, do you? His face starts to melt. ANNA Olaf, you're melting. OLAF (sweet and reassuring) Some people are worth melting for. But then...his face REALLY melts. He panics, pushes the snow back in place. OLAF (CONT'D) Just maybe not right this second. Suddenly, the window blows open, cold wind sweeps in. OLAF (CONT'D) Don't worry, I've got it! Olaf flitters to the window. He pulls one panel of it shut but struggles with the second panel. OLAF (CONT'D) (determined) We're going to get through-- (distracted) Oh, wait. Hang on. I'm getting something. He breaks an icicle off the window, uses it as a telescope and sees... Kristoff and Sven running back down the mountain. OLAF (CONT'D) It's Kristoff and Sven! They're coming back this way. ANNA ...They-they are? 102 FROZEN - J. Lee OLAF Wow, he's really moving fast. Huh.... I guess I was wrong. I guess Kristoff doesn't love you enough to leave you behind. Anna tries to get to her feet. ANNA Help me up, Olaf. Please. He hurries over, tumbling over the couch, knocking over the chess set and water jugs. OLAF No, no, no, no, no. You need to stay by the fire and keep warm. ANNA I need to get to Kristoff. OLAF (clueless) Why...? (realizing) Oh, oh, oh, I know why. He hops around in an excited display of hope. OLAF (CONT'D) There's your act of true love, right there, riding across the fjords like a valiant, pungent reindeer king! Come on! The walls crack under the ice pressure. OLAF (CONT'D) Look out! They rush out the room just as the ceiling collapses. INT. CASTLE HALLWAY -- DAY Anna and Olaf struggle down the hall. Ice spikes grow and block their path. OLAF We're trapped. Anna looks around desperately for a way out. 103 FROZEN - J. Lee EXT. FJORD -- DAY Elsa runs, but is nearly blinded by the snow and wind. EXT. CASTLE -- DAY Anna and Olaf bust open a window. The storm is so strong it sweeps the window panes away. OLAF Slide, Anna. It's a long, snowy way down. But what choice do they have? They slide down the iced-covered building. Anna arrives at the bottom, weak but uninjured. Olaf gathers snow along the way. He arrives at the bottom as a giant snowball. OLAF (CONT'D) We made it! He shakes off the extra snow as Anna struggles to her feet. EXT. FJORD -- DAY Kristoff and Sven bound off the mountain and sprint across the frozen fjord waters and right into the heart of the storm. Its white-out wind pushes them back. But they fight through. KRISTOFF Come on, buddy, faster. CUT TO: Anna and Olaf reach the shore of the fjords. ANNA Kristoff! The wind lifts Olaf up and pulls him apart. He goes swirling off into the storm. OLAF Keep going, Anna! Anna struggles on. 104 FROZEN - J. Lee ANNA Kristoff! PAN TO: Kristoff rides Sven past cracking, frozen ships. Sven struggles over the uneven surface. KRISTOFF Come on! Come on! Suddenly, a mangled ship, risen by ice, capsizes over them. They give it all they've got as debris falls all around them and the mast shatters. They make it past just as the entire ship slams down and cracks the thick ice beneath their feet. The ice opens up. Sven bravely jumps over a gap. But it's too wide. He bucks Kristoff to safety, but lands in the freezing water and disappears below. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) Sven? Sven! At first there's nothing but the wind and the tumbling icy water. But suddenly, Sven surfaces and claws his way to a floating ice chunk. He calls out, signalling for Kristoff to go on. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) Good boy. CUT TO: Anna moves blindly across the fjord. Anna's hands frost over an icy blue. She stumbles on, determined. But she's running out of time. She clutches her chest. The color in her eyes fades, the inevitable is coming. CUT TO: Kristoff, lost in the white-out, doesn't know which way to turn. But then he hears a faint-- ANNA (O.S.) Kristoff. KRISTOFF Anna...? Anna! WHITE OUT TO: 105 FROZEN - J. Lee Elsa struggles through her own storm, but the fear is consuming her. A dark shadow approaches. It's Hans. HANS Elsa. You can't run from this! Elsa backs away from him. ELSA ...Just take care of my sister. HANS Your sister? She returned from the mountain weak and cold. She said you froze her heart. ELSA What? No. HANS I tried to save her, but it was too late. Her skin was ice. Her hair turned white... Elsa's face sinks as she realizes what she has done. HANS (CONT'D) Your sister is dead... because of you. Elsa drops to her knees, emotionally broken. And with that, the swirling storm suddenly stops. The snow freezes mid-air, hangs suspended, trapped in grief. Citizens and dignitaries rush to the wall's edge and look out to see... Anna, barely able to move but now able to see across the fjords to... ANNA (a whisper) Kristoff. KRISTOFF Anna. Anna pushes on towards Kristoff. He runs top speed towards her. There's still a lot of fjord to cross, but Kristoff is giving it all he's got. He's going to make it. But then, Anna hears the sound of a sword being drawn from its scabbard. She turns and sees Hans, behind Elsa, as he raises his sword over his head. 106 FROZEN - J. Lee ANNA Elsa. Anna looks back at Kristoff as he runs for her. She gives him a longing look, but then turns away from him and then... Using all of her remaining strength, as Hans brings his sword down, Anna throws herself in front of Elsa. ANNA (CONT'D) No! In that instant, Anna freezes to solid ice. The sword hits her instead of Elsa. The sword shatters completely. The force of it sends Hans flying back and knocks him out. ELSA Anna! Elsa rushes to Anna and touches her sister's frozen face. ELSA (CONT'D) Oh, Anna...no...no, please no. Olaf walks up and sees Anna, frozen. OLAF (confused, sad) Anna? Elsa hugs Anna and cries. Kristoff watches in shocked despair. Sven steps up to his side. Citizens and dignitaries on the castle walls bow their heads. All of Arendelle is joined in somber silence. But then, Anna warms. She begins to thaw. Olaf looks up and gasps. Kristoff and Sven notice, light up. Anna bends her arm and embraces Elsa. ELSA Wha-? Anna? Anna opens her eyes. She smiles at Elsa, relieved. ANNA Oh, Elsa. They embrace. 107 FROZEN - J. Lee ELSA ...You sacrificed yourself for me? ANNA (weak) ...I love you. Olaf realizes what's happened. He's so excited about it, he lifts his head right off his body and exclaims-- OLAF An act of true love will thaw a frozen heart. ELSA (processing) Love...will thaw... (realizing) Love.... Of course. Elsa looks at Anna with confidence. ANNA Elsa? ELSA Love. Elsa lifts her arms, and the ground shakes and cracks. The ice and snow breaks away and rises high into the air. Beneath their feet the bow of a ship thaws. The entire fjord melts and other boats right themselves. The villagers come out to see the warmth returning. In one final wave, Elsa draws all of the snow into a giant snowflake in the sky, then waves it away, leaving only a warm summer day. ANNA I knew you could do it. OLAF (melting, good-naturedly) Hands down, this is the best day of my life...and quite possibly the last. ELSA Oh, Olaf. Hang on, little guy. 108 FROZEN - J. Lee Elsa waves her hand and surrounds Olaf with a swirl of cold air. He refreezes. Above his head she leaves a little, perpetually-snowing storm cloud. Olaf loves it. OLAF Hey, my own personal flurry. Kristoff sees Hans trying to get to his feet. He marches toward him, prepared for a fight. But Anna puts up a hand and stops him. ANNA Uh. Uh. Uh. She'll handle this. She goes over to Hans. HANS (confused) Anna? But she froze your heart. ANNA The only frozen heart around here is yours. She turns away from him, proud of her words. But not yet satisfied, she turns back and punches him right in the face. HANS Ah! Whoa, whoa, whoa! He falls overboard. Elsa comes over to Anna and hugs her. Over her shoulder, Kristoff meets Anna's eyes. She smiles brighter, happy. DISSOLVE TO: EXT. ARENDELLE -- DAY It's a beautiful summer day. The mighty ships have been repaired and are sailing away. On one of the ships, HANS is thrown into a brig. FRENCH DIGNITARY (to Kai) I will return this scoundrel to his country. We shall see what his twelve big brothers think of his behavior. KAI Arendelle thanks you, my Lord. 109 FROZEN - J. Lee Down on the dock, Arendelle guards lead the Duke and his two thugs to their ship. DUKE This is unacceptable. I am innocent. I'm a victim of fear. I've been traumatized. (bad acting) Ow! My neck hurts. Is there a doctor I could...No? And I demand to see the Queen! Kai steps down from the gangplank to the dock. KAI I have a message from the Queen. (reading a scroll) Arendelle will henceforth and forever no longer do business of any sort with Weaseltown. DUKE Weselton. It's Weselton! The guards usher him and his thugs onto their ship. EXT. VILLAGE SQUARE -- DAY Anna runs through the crowd, pulling a blindfolded Kristoff along behind her. She's so excited she can't stand it. ANNA Come on. Come on. Come on. Come on! She runs him right into a pole. KRISTOFF Pole. ANNA Oops. Sorry. EXT. ARENDELLE DOCKS -- DAY Anna skips to the perfect spot and stops. ANNA (stopping) Okay. Okay. Here we are. 110 FROZEN - J. Lee She takes off the blindfold. Kristoff opens his eyes. Before him sits the most beautiful, suped-up sled. Sven poses in front of it -- Vanna White-style. ANNA (CONT'D) I owe you a sled. KRISTOFF (blown away) Are you serious? ANNA Yes. And it's the latest model. KRISTOFF No. I can't accept this... ANNA You have to. No returns. No exchanges. Queen's orders. She's named you the official Arendelle Ice Master and Deliverer. Sven shows off the Ice-Master-and-Deliverer medal like he's king of the bucks. KRISTOFF What? That's not a thing. But he can't help but admire her enthusiasm. ANNA Sure it is. And it even has a cup holder.... Do you like it? KRISTOFF Like it? He sweeps her up high overhead and spins her around. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) I love it.... I could kiss you! He drops her, suddenly embarrassed. KRISTOFF (CONT'D) ...I could. I mean I'd like to. I'd... may I? We me....I mean, may we? Wait, what? She gives him a quick kiss on the cheek. ANNA We may. 111 FROZEN - J. Lee He smiles and goes for it. It's a true love's kiss, alright. We move past them to find Olaf enjoying the summer. With his snow cloud safely overhead, he's free to smell the flowers, which he does. Then sneezes his carrot nose off. Sven catches it between his teeth. Olaf gasps as Sven sucks the whole carrot into his mouth. It's gone. Olaf's face sinks in sadness. But not to fear, Sven spits the carrot back out and jams it into Olaf's face where it belongs. It's completely covered in reindeer spit, but Olaf doesn't seem to mind. He hugs Sven happily. CUT TO: EXT. CASTLE COURTYARD -- DAY The gates to the castle are wide open. In the courtyard, stands Elsa. ELSA Are you ready? Villagers cheer. Elsa stops and creates an ice rink. The people, skates at the ready, hope onto it and twirl about. Elsa then freezes the fountain in a beautiful design and adds some snow flurries for atmosphere. Anna comes slipping in. Elsa catches her. ANNA I like the open gates. ELSA We are never closing them again. Elsa then waves her hand and magical ice skates (literally made of ice) form on Anna's boots. ANNA What? Oh, Elsa, they're beautiful, but you know I don't ska-- Elsa grabs Anna's hands and pulls her along on the ice. Anna slips and slides, but laughs in delight. Sven goes slipping past. Kristoff runs after him. KRISTOFF Look out. Reindeer coming through! 112 FROZEN - J. Lee Olaf skates and helps Elsa coach Anna. OLAF That's it. Glide and pivot and glide and pivot. We pull away slowly, into the sky. We arrive at a bird's-eye view to see that where the castle had crumbled has been repaired with a ice. All is right in Arendelle. FINAL FADE OUT.