We all know the cultural phenomenon that Disney’s Frozen has become. Interestingly enough, Walt Disney himself tried bringing the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, The Snow Queen, to life, but it never came to fruition. But what if it had? What if Walt Disney made the film during his lifetime, say 1954-ish? Who would the voice cast have consisted of? We may never know, but read on to see whom I would have cast during that era!
ANNA: HAYLEY MILLS
If Disney made the characters of Anna and Elsa a tad younger, I feel Hayley Mills would have been perfect as Anna. Having been a Disney child star, it would make sense for her to eventually voice a Disney Princess. (She was previously cast as Princess Eilonwy in The Black Cauldron, but that’s another story.)
ELSA: ANNETTE FUNICELLO
And we couldn’t have Hayley Mills voicing a Frozen character without having Annette Funicello voicing one as well! Being older than Hayley as well as a gifted singer, it would make perfect sense to have her belt out Let It Go as Elsa in proper Funicello fashion!
KRISTOFF: TOMMY KIRK
Lovingly lanky and goofy in some of his Disney film roles, it would be a cinch for Tommy Kirk to evoke the same characteristics with Anna’s love interest, Kristoff.
HANS: RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN
I mean, could it possibly be any more perfect? Richard Chamberlain has the charm, the voice, the singing capabilities, and he’ll have the entire Arendelle kingdom duped for most of the film! Hans, it is!
OLAF: JACKIE VERNON
I mean, he would eventually voice a snowman later on in his career, so why not have it start with Disney’s Olaf?
DUKE OF WESELTON: HANS CONRIED
That commanding, yet buffoon-like voice of Hans Conried would fit the Duke of Weselton like a glove!
OAKEN: ART CARNEY
The brief comedic relief provided by the Scandinavian Oaken would best befit a comedian adept at voices and character humor. Enter Art Carney!
SVEN: MEL BLANC
While I do believe Sven should remain voiceless, I feel his animal sound effects would best be provided by the Man of 1000 Voices himself, Mel Blanc!
GRAND PABBIE (THE TROLL KING): GREGORY PECK
Gregory Peck always wanted to act in a Disney film (almost getting a voice role in Pocahontas, as a matter of fact), but never did. So why not use his commanding voice for the regal Troll King himself?
KING OF ARENDELLE: SEBASTIAN CABOT
Although not a role with many lines, I feel we could do justice to the King of Arendelle by having the soothing, yet commanding, voice of Sebastian Cabot for him.
QUEEN OF ARENDELLE: VERNA FELTON
You knew she had to be in this film somewhere! And she already has experience voicing Disney queens!
What do you think of my voice cast choices? If you disagree with some, whom would you have cast instead? Let us know in the comments below!