We’ve mentioned how Disney tried to adapt the story of The Snow Queen both during Walt’s lifetime as well as during the Disney Renaissance. This was attempted once more in 2008, right before the era known by some as the Disney Revival. What if this attempt had been successful? What would the voice cast have looked like? Here are my thoughts!
ANNA: ANNA KENDRICK
And no, it’s not just because they share the same name, but we all know how adorably awkward Anna Kendrick can be as well as how perfectly she can sing! So it just makes sense for her to voice the awkward musical Anna!
ELSA: LAURA OSNES
So many people have wanted Broadway sensation, Laura Osnes, to voice a Disney Princess, and I personally would love her to voice Elsa herself! Her masterful singing skills are what’s needed for Let It Go and her Broadway experience will give her an advantage with her voice performances.
KRISTOFF: ELIJAH WOOD
It wouldn’t take much for Elijah Wood to leave The Shire and head to the northern frozen landscapes of Arendelle. Of all the characters in the film, I feel Kristoff is the one that best fits his voice and personality.
HANS: JAKE GYLLENHAAL
We have seen how convincingly Jake Gyllenhaal can play a villain posing as a good guy (*coughs* Spider-Man: Far From Home *coughs) and we know how well he can sing from his live theater performances. Hans, it is!
OLAF: KEVIN HART
Imagine if this were the breakout role for Kevin Hart! I feel his comedy skills would mold the character into something more than just comic relief. He would make Olaf a supporting character in the same veins of Mushu or Donkey.
DUKE OF WESELTON: NICOLAS CAGE
Can’t you just hear Nicolas Cage sputter about as an offended Duke of Weselton?
OAKEN: JACK BLACK
Jack Black’s comedy skills would already have been prevalent by this time as well as his voice acting career have been started. Why not give him the brief role as the Scandinavian Oaken then?
SVEN: DEE BRADLEY BAKER
Again, Sven would remain silent, but his animal sounds would be provided by a voice actor of masterful skill: Dee Bradley Baker, this time!
GRAND PABBIE (THE TROLL KING): MICHAEL CAINE
Going away from the traditionally deep, regal voices I’ve cast previously, I feel Michael Caine’s Cockney voice would provide a distinctive, yet still commanding and sympathetic voice to the Troll King.
KING OF ARENDELLE: RUSSELL CROWE
If you’re complaining about this casting choice, look at it this way. At least we wouldn’t have to hear him sing (*coughs* Les Miserables *coughs*)!
QUEEN OF ARENDELLE: DIANE LANE
Possessing the kind, yet firm, voice needed for a Queen, I think Diane Lane would do a fine job voicing the female leader of Arendelle.