Hand drawn animation is no longer the way of things at Disney, but there is still quite a bit of concept art for Frozen that shows how the film might have looked had it come to fruition years ago. The adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s 1845 fairytale The Snow Queen was first contemplated back when Walt was still alive. It was finally attempted just before The Princess and The Frog, but the lackluster performance of that film put the nail in the coffin of hand drawn animation.
However, that doesn’t mean that hand drawn animation doesn’t happen in the course of a film’s development, like these beautiful pieces of concept art that were used to develop Frozen. You can see even more behind-the-scenes of Frozen in The Art of Frozen hardcover book.
Take a look at what could have been, after the break.