Elsa's ice isn't waterIt doesn't thaw and the only way for her to remove it is to send it way, not to mention that it oftens has weird colours. Maybe she uses frozen oxygen or nitrogen, or maybe it is hell ice.
Elsa's powers are like Rapunzel'sShe didn't necessarily acquire them through the ice/sea/whatever crying and accidently consuming a tear or anything (though it would be a clever nod to The Snow Queen), but they're part of the same set, and probably make them the physical manifestations of Yin and Yang in that planet.
Alternatively....Elsa's powers are satanic. The King and Queen made a deal with the Devil- I mean Chernabog to acquire something, and Elsa was blessed by the hell ice powers. This means she is inherently damned to an eternity of suffering.
Elsa is a human incarnation of a Physical GodI mean she is powerful enough to be a physical god as is. So the incarnation of the goddess of ice or something similar isn't unreasonable.
Elsa's powers are fueled by her stress.Trying to keep them concealed only heightens the stress, making her power more uncontrollable.
Frozen is the Snow Queen’s Origin StoryThat both stories have the Snow Queen in them really IS all that connects the original tale to this movie. This movie will show her rise to power and eventually become the Snow Queen of the original. Gerda and Kay haven't been altered or replaced; their story happens later.
Alternatively, Frozen is set after the events of The Snow QueenIn the script, a pair of characters named Gerda and Kai are prominent members of the royal court. It could very well be they decided to live with their friends the Princess and Prince (now the rulers of Arendelle) of the original story at some point, only for history to repeat itself in a new generation.
Sven will be a Cute Mute.A lot of animal sidekicks in Disney films have been following this trend. From the description of being "mangy" with only one antler, he'll probably fall under Ugly Cute, but will be oddly endearing. (Pardon the pun.) It goes without saying that Sven plushies will be all the rage in Christmas 2013
Guesses based on this image:
Frozen will be a commercial failure that will convince Disney to go back to traditional animation
Elsa will get a kick-ass Villain Song.Two words: Idina Menzel
Elsa's curse on Anna will turn her into a literal Ice Person.
Alternatively, Elsa's curse is Disney's way of sneaking in the mirror shard from the original story
Anna and Kristoff will be rivals before they hook up.
Anna and Elsa are twins.They look almost identical, hair aside.
Anna has ice powers too.
Anna will marry Hans instead of Kristoff.Just to mix things up, the two adventurers trying to save the kingdom won't fall in love on their journey but will become good friends. Hans will be a Victorious Childhood Friend and will be the stand-in for Kai. Not only is Anna trying to save her sister and her kingdom, she'll be trying to save her man-sel in distress.
At the start of the movie, the Disney castle........will look like an ice castle.
This movie will be more like the original story than thoughtapparently one of the first guys Anna's going to meet is a handsome and kind noblemen named Hans. My guess is that Elsa kidnaps Hans, Anna hire's forest guide Kristoff to help her get to her sisters castle to rescue him.
Frozen will subvert several Tangled plot lines and tropes.
The platinum streak in Anna's hair is a result of the childhood accident with Elsa's powers
Prince Hans and the Duke of Weselton are related.It has been revealed that Hans has twelve older brothers. The Duke has two bodyguards◊ that somewhat resemble Hans, albeit much older. The Duke could be Hans's father, uncle, grandfather, or even an older but authoritative cousin. In addition, Hans grew up "feeling practically invisible", which could suggest that the Duke forgot Hans existed, and therefore never bothered using Hans as his yes-man.
Elsa is being manipulated into cursing her sister and kingdomIn the trailers, after Elsa runs away to the mountain, the person who is probably manipulating her says:
Anna will take a hit to the heart with Elsa's Ice powersIn the leaked storybook pages, the Trolls specifically say how lucky it was she wasn't hit in the heart, and hint that vaguely horrible things would have happened if she did...Why say something like that if it isn't foreshadowing?
The movie will recieve similar reviews to that of Pixar's BraveBased on the various and dubious previews, it will be the first in Disney's line of fairytale movies to not be considered a masterpiece, but will be to the franchise the same thing Brave was to Pixar a.k.a mild disappointment/average. (Though I sincerely hope I'm wrong.)
Olaf will die in the end
Olaf is Elsa's only friend after the country gets frozen.
The main villain will fall to their death.
The reason behind Olaf's dream to experience summer is because of Elsa.
This movie takes place in the same universe as The Incredibles.
Elsa is gay.
Hans has a couple of those mirror shards from the Original story in his eye and heart.And if and when he ever gets those shards out, his guilt is going to hit him like a freight train.
Tangled and Frozen take place in the same universeApparently Rapunzel can be spotted in the crowd in when people are visiting for Elsa's coronation. It makes sense for a princess from another country like Rapunzel to be visiting for a coronation, and as many have pointed out, the art style is pretty much identical.
The imperial future of Arendelle
Arendelle is in Westeros and Elsa and Anna are descendants of Night's King and his Other bride.Thus, Elsa's ice powers are genetic.
Elsa's powers were inherited from her fatherHer parents tell the trolls that Elsa was born with her powers, and her father seemed to know a lot about how to control them.
Elsa's power came from a magic shard of iceTo draw the "snow queen" angle in a little more, When Elsa was still a baby, she had a magic ice shard enter her heart, freezing part of it. Ala Dreamworks/Turbo, now her blood is partially ice powered, hence the ice manipulation, but also drawing on the traditional fairy tale where that was an instigator of that plot.
Oaken, the trading post owner, and the guy we see with his kids in the sauna are married.Hoo-hoo! Family!
Elsa's situation, if her sister hadn't intervened, would have led to her becoming a wicked witch for real.She's already convinced she can't undo what she's done to Arendelle, she gets a lot of innocent pleasure out of creating her palace/making over her wardrobe and feeling like she can let her powers flow freely, but she's already begun creating sentient life, both by accident (Olaf) and on purpose (Marshmallow). She's already under the impression at least (though it doesn't seem to be the case) that the townspeople are horrified by her powers (rather than just surprised/astounded). If not for her sister, she wouldn't have gone back, and after so long having to keep her feelings tightly bottled up and under cover, it's easy to imagine those negative emotions bubbling up in isolation and souring her entirely.
Kristoff was robbed by Flynn and his gang, explaining why he hates people."People will beat you and curse you and cheat you!"
Hans originally was supposed to dieDuring the climax where Hans was about to kill Elsa and Anna's Heroic Sacrifice shattered Hans' sword, Hans was originally meant to turn to ice as well and shattered upon impact. But the writers changed possibly because it will cause a Plot Hole when one of the Princes of the Southern Isles is dead.
Oaken told Olaf about SummerOaken was making a huge fuss about his "Big Summer Blowout", and just absolutely needed to sell the idea to anybody. It could be possible that before meeting up with Anna and Kristoff, Olaf came across Oaken's trading post and Oaken told him all about the joys of Summer, but not about what heat does to snow. He was hoping to finally sell away his summer items, but couldn't since Olaf obviously doesn't have any money.
Elsa's descendant will be Bobby Drake. AKA IcemanHey, mutants are born with the gene. Who's to say that Bobby didn't inherit it from his frost wielding ancestor?
Elsa only appointed Kristoff "Official Ice Master and Deliverer" to give him a good reason to stay in Arendelle aside from Anna and so that he wouldn't feel useless until he and Anna can confirm that yes, they are truly in love.After all, a job that involves delivering ice is kind of redundant and unnecessary in a kingdom where its queen can quite literally produce all the ice they could ever actually need. Once Kristoff and Anna presumably get married, he'll inevitably get some other, less redundant position and title.
Anna is not the first princess Hans tried to marry. Since Frozen is in the same universe as Tangled, it's not hard to imagine the Prince of the Southern Isles wanting to marry the recently returned Princess of Corona. He went to the kingdom celebration (that lasted two weeks) with the hopes of wooing her. However, he had no way of knowing that Rapunzel was already in love with Flynn, ruining his chances. Then he hears that there's a coronation for two isolated sisters in Arendelle...
Elsa's powers are an allegory for mental disorders.Several people believe that disorders must be concealed and not let anyone see, also the people who suffer from them are told to fear it, (at least around where this troper lives.) seeing it as a destructive force to your career, your reputation, and everything. And several of the people who suffer from it are extremely talented. They are also told to be a 'normal person'. Sometimes they reveal their disorders in times of fear or stress. Can't this be more obvious?
Elsa's powers aren't limited to being An Ice Person, they're theoretically limitless Reality Warping with emotional triggersHence why she can create clothing like the dress and the skates, create sentient life, turn people into ice instead of just coating them with it, and make her ice glow. When she accidentally discovered her powers, she may have been outside in the snow or otherwise thinking of cold things, (Which is not unlikely, considering that the movie is set in Fantasy Sweden) and a combination of assuming she could only control snow and ice and her cold and isolated personality lead to her not trying to use her powers to do anything else.
Fred Best is the lost heir to Weaselton.The man we know as Fred was misplaced as a child (or deliberately pilfered by one of his father's trading rivals?) and left in a basket on the front steps of a printshop; he grew up an ink-streaked urchin unaware of his true birthright. Pointy features, slight stature, devious and resourceful nature, and magnificent mustache — how clearly he bears these signs of his heritage!
Oaken is gay.When he waves to his family in the spa, we get a quick shot of them waving back. Oaken's family seems to be comprised of a big blond guy who's a match for Oaken in size and assorted children and teenagers.
Elsa is a Jotun/Frost Giant.Which is the source of her ice powers. Either she was glamoured and switched for an infant princess, or she's a descendant of Loki.
Elsa's powers are a metaphor for everything.Yes, even that.
Hans is gayIt would explain why he's so adamant in gaining power, to be in a position where he can feel safe from persecution, and to make up for being an "embarrassment" to the Southern Isles royal family. Besides, his shared hidden identity motif with Elsa has to run deeper than simply being a duplicitous jerk. There's also the whole theory regarding fraternal birth order and homosexuality. The more brothers a man has that are older than him, the more likely he supposedly is to be gay. Hans has 12 older brothers.
Hans believed that Elsa intentionally froze Anna's heart.Anna only vaguely says that she was wrong about Elsa not ever hurting her and doesn't explain it was a stress-induced accident, if I recall correctly. Hans, being a big jerk who isn't familiar with loving sibling relationships, interpreted this to mean Elsa attacked her sister on purpose, though she now regrets either her actions or the extent of the damage. This theory's truth or falsehood doesn't really have any impact on anything else, but I think the idea makes sense and is kind of interesting.
Everyone is gay
The King and Queen survived the storm and are Tarzan's parents.