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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.)
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.)
Kristoff: Come on, Sven.

(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.) Wake up. Wake up. Wake up.
Young Elsa: (grumbling) Anna, go back to sleep.
Young Anna: (Anna rolls onto her back and spreads all her weight on Elsa.) (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
Young Anna: (Anna, now wearing snow boots, pulls Elsa by the hand.) 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.) 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. PLAY MONTAGE: Anna and Elsa roll giant snowballs and build a snowman together. Elsa moves his stick arms around.) (goofy voice) Hi, I’m Olaf and I like warm hugs.
Young Anna: (Anna jumps up and hugs him.) 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.) 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.) ANNA! (Elsa runs to Anna and takes her in her arms. A streak of Anna’s hair, where struck, turns white.) MAMA! PAPA! (The room around them fills with frightening ice spikes.)
(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?

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.] 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.]
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.] 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.] There is beauty in your magic…. But also great danger. [The snowflakes turn to sharp spikes.] You must learn to control it. [In the Northern Lights display, the sharp spikes cause human figures to panic and attack Elsa.] Fear will be your enemy.

[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] [The Arendelle castle gates shutting.] (offscreen) 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.] I never see you anymore.Come out the door.It’s like you’ve gone away.

INT. ANNA’S ROOM -- [Anna plays with two dolls, gives up, sad.]
Young Anna: ♪ 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: ♪ Do you want to build a snowman? ♪ [Anna calls through the keyhole.] It doesn’t have to be a snowman.
Young Elsa: (offscreen) 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.] See? (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.]
Anna (9): ♪ 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): ♪ 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.] Hang in there, Joan.

INT. EMPTY LIBRARY -- DAY. [Looks like no one’s around.]
Anna (9): ♪ 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.] Just watching the hours tick by. ♪ [Anna’s eyes follow the grandfather clock’s pendulum.] [mimicking ticking]

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.]

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: Elsa? (singing) ♪ 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.] 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.]

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FADE OUT.
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.
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                           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.
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  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.
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                           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.
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                           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.
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           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.
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                           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)
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                           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…
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  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.
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                              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.
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                           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.
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                           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.
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  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:
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  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)
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                           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?
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                           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-
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                           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.
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  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?
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                           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.
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                           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!
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  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!
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  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.
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                           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!
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                           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.
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  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.] ♪ 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.] ♪ 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.] ♪ 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.] 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.] ♪ 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.] 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.] 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.] 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.] 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.
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                           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?
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                           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.
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                           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.
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                           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?
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  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.
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                           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.
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                           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?!
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                           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?
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                           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.
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  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!
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  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.
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                           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.
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  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?
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                           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?
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  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.
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                           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.
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                           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?
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                           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.
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  -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.
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                          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:
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  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--
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                           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.
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  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?
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  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.
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                           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.
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                           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.
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                              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.
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                           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.
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                           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.
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  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?
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                           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.
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                           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?
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                           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.
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                           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.
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  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.
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                           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.
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  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!
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  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!
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  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.
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                             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.
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  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:
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  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)
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                           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.
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                           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.
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                           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.
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                           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?
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                           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)
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                           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.
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                           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.
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                           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?!
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  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.
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  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.
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                           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.
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                           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!
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                           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.
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                           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.
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  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…
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  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.
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                           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:
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  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.
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                           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.
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  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.
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                           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.
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                           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?
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                           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.
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  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.
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                             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:
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  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.
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                             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.
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                           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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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!
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  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.

THE END

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