The original plan for Flynn Rider in Tangled would have meant a very different future for Frozen‘s Kristoff. Much like their princesses, male leads in Disney’s fairytale films have fortunately started to be characterized with a lot more personality, with Flynn and Kristoff being notable favorites. The two are also oddly linked through the original character design for Flynn, which would have likely changed Frozen‘s male lead.
Tangled went through many changes during its production, with the film overall being worked on for over 10 years. The plot was changed, the characters altered, and the production team switched around multiple times. The film was still a huge success, with fans wondering about a possible Tangled 2, but as a result, Flynn wasn’t always the character known today.