6. New Software Had To Be Developed For Elsa's Hair
Yeah, Tangled cant even have one thing over Frozen, apparently, not even what its named for. Rapunzel, for all shes worth, had twenty times less hair than Elsa: Rapunzel's head contained about 27,000 strands of (very long) hair, whereas Elsa took it to a whole different level, requiring upwards of 400,000 computer-generated threads. Elsas ice magic apparently extends to her superhuman hair, because the average person has only about 100,000 (Anna, by contrast, had roughly 140,000). Because of this, animators had to create a whole new program called Tonic to animate Elsas hair and its intricate, braided styles. The software and the volume allowed Elsas and Annas hair to have more realistic form and movement, allowing it to act more like a moving sculpture than as individual strands. The developers called it a kind of barber-shop style of hair animation, useful for the princesses Scandinavian dos. Even more new software was created for other aspects of the animation as well, including the aforementioned creation of snow. A program called Flourish was also created for realistic clothing movement, as the wintry setting required the characters to don many layers of thick clothing.