How Old Are the Frozen Characters? Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, Sven & Others
Frozen took over the world nine years ago and is considered one of last decade’s best Disney animated feature movies. The story follows a young woman trying to embrace her true self while also realizing that she has unconditional support from her sister, who would do anything for her. Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, and others became iconic characters, and the first movie’s success procured the sequel Frozen 2, which was released in 2019. The sequel had a timeskip, and in this article, we will discuss how old are the Frozen characters.
According to the Frozen executives, specifically writer Jennifer Lee, Anna was 18 years old in the original movie, while Elsa and Kristoff were 21. Olaf was 13 years of age and the movie’s main antagonist, Hans, was 23 years old in the original Frozen. Sven, the reindeer and Kristoff’s close friend, which was also adopted by the trolls, is the same age as Kristoff. Frozen 2 takes place three years after the original movie, so now Anna is 21, Elsa, Kristoff, and Sven are 24 years of age.
We will discuss all the important characters’ ages and discuss the timeline of Frozen and Frozen 2.
How old is Anna in Frozen?
The first Frozen was released in 2013, and since then, the animated film has become one of the most successful Disney movies of all time. The fans were impressed by the plot, animation, great songs, and particular characters. The sister dynamic between Anna and Elsa was the film’s best part, and supporting characters like Kristoff, Sven and Olaf enriched the already great Frozen story.
What is interesting in this story is the story between sisters. Anna is younger, more easygoing, and cheerful than her older, more serious sister Elsa, and she tries her best to reconnect with Elsa after the incident with her powers. The movie decided to include a few time skips in the story, and they were effective and put more emphasis on the importance of the story of Anna and Elsa.
In this particular case, and the first flashback, Anna is established as being five years old, and her sister Elsa is eight years old. The famous “Do you wanna build a snowman” song appeared in the movie for the first time. In that flashback and movie timeline, Anna suffered a life-threatening injury, in which Elsa coincidentally attacked her with her ice powers. The older sister became cold and distanced herself from her younger sister to not hurt her with her powers.
Moreover, another time skip happens in the film – three years later, a nine-year-old Anna tries to rouse her sister with the song but fails. Ten years after the incident, Anna is 15 years old when her and Elsa’s parents die in the accident, and the two of them end up alone. Finally, three years later, which marks the present for the movie’s timeline, Anna is 18 years of age.
Frozen Fever is also part of the Frozen franchise and is a short movie released in 2015. The story revolves around Anna’s 19th birthday, which sets the short film exactly one year after the first Frozen movie.
How old is Anna in Frozen 2?
Frozen 2 established that the movie’s plot continues the story from the first movie, but three years later, where Elsa is now the Queen of Arendelle. With that being said, considering Anna’s age in the first movie, which was 18 years in Frozen 2, Anna is 21 years old. In Frozen 2, the sisters are again at the story’s center.
How old is Elsa in Frozen?
When it comes to Elsa, her age is already established at the beginning of the first Frozen. In the first flashback and the incident almost killing Anna with her powers, Elsa is seen as a serious eight-year-old girl who wants to be a normal child. Of course, Elsa distances herself from her sister, backed by the decision that she cannot hurt Anna anymore.
Another flashback shows Elsa being twelve years of age. Anna tries to reach out to her again, but Elsa refuses. Ten years after the accident, their parents die in the accident – in that flashback, Elsa is 18 years of age and is now the rightful heiress to the Arendelle throne. In the Frozen timeline, Elsa is about to be coronated as the Queen of the Arendelle at 21.
In Frozen Fever short film, Elsa is 22 years old.
How old is Elsa in Frozen 2?
Now, in Frozen 2, Elsa is already an established Queen of Arendelle, who goes on a mission to save the kingdom of Arendelle. Since we know Elsa’s age in the first Frozen movie and there has been a three-year time skip, we can safely say that Elsa is 24 years old in the Frozen 2 movie.
How old is Kristoff in Frozen?
Kristoff had a really tough childhood. He and his loyal companion Sven, the reindeer, were raised by the trolls. Kristoff is a great supporting character who mostly prefers the company of Sven, which fully understands him. The reluctant young man only helps Anna when she asks him for help finding Elsa, and during the journey, Kristoff falls in love with the younger sister.
Conveniently, Kristoff is the same age as Elsa, 21 years old. In the Frozen Fever and Anna’s 19th birthday, Kristoff is 22.
How old is Kristoff in Frozen 2?
Three years after the events of the first Frozen movie, Kristoff is in a romantic relationship with Anna and is seen contemplating how to propose to her. He accompanies the sisters on the journey to the Enhanced Forest, and since Kristoff is the same age as Elsa, he is also 24s years old in Frozen 2.
How old is Sven in Frozen?
Sven is a loyal companion and closest friend to Kristoff, and both of them were raised by the trolls from an early age. Sven has developed a human-like personality for a reindeer and always calls out or nudges Kristoff when his friend is in the wrong. Sven, with Olaf, is the biggest supporter of Anna’s and Kristoff’s relationship.
Since the reindeer is the same age as Kristoff, Sven is 21 years old in the first Frozen. In Frozen Fever, the reindeer is 22 years of age.
How old is Sven in Frozen 2?
As his friend, Sven also accompanied the sisters on the journey to the Enhanced Forest, and in Frozen 2, their origin story was explored and revealed to the fans. In this movie, three years after the first one, Sven is 24 years old.
How old is Olaf in Frozen?
Most viewers would say that Elsa and Anna are the main protagonists of the Frozen franchise, but in my mind, Olaf was a so-called “shadow protagonist” of the Frozen story. He is probably one of the “strongest” supporting characters we witnessed in Disney movies, a snowman that steals the show every time he is on the screen.
Olaf reminds us of Mushu, another famous Disney supporting character from the notable animated film Mulan. Anyway, Olaf’s story is quite interesting. He appears in the first flashback when Elsa and Anna are playing in the snow right before the accident. Elsa made him from her magic, but Olaf crumbled after the accident that distanced Elsa from her sister Anna.
Elsa recreates Olaf during her exile from the kingdom of Arendelle, now with enhanced abilities that let him have a mind of his own. Because the snowman does not have memories of his first encounter with Anna and Elsa, Olaf is technically just born, and we cannot realistically measure his age. If he had been alive during the years of Elsa’s isolation, the snowman would be 13 years old.
In Frozen Fever, the charismatic Olaf is one year old.
How old is Olaf in Frozen 2?
Olaf is also part of the traveling crew in Frozen 2 and steals the show from the other characters with his charisma. In the movie, Olaf is technically three years old. Elsa keeps him alive during summer with the magical cloud that keeps him cold.
How old is Hans in Frozen?
Hans is the antagonist of the first Frozen movie, and his good looks and charm make Anna fall for him pretty easily. Hans is the youngest of thirteen sons and is burdened with the inability to ascend his family’s throne in the Southern Isles. Jennifer Lee, the writer, and co-creator of the movie confirmed the age of the villain, saying he was 23 years old in the original Frozen movie.
Hans makes a cameo in the Frozen Fever, cleaning the horse stables, which makes him 24 years old, and is mentioned a few times in Frozen 2. Hans is imprisoned in Frozen 2, which makes him 26 years old.