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The Snow Queen (1957)

Snezhnaya koroleva (original title)
Unrated | | Animation, Fantasy, Family | 1957 (Soviet Union)
When the Snow Queen, a lonely and powerful fairy, kidnaps the human boy Kay, his best friend Gerda must overcome many obstacles on her journey to rescue him..

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(as L. Atamanov)

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(story), (screenplay) (as L. Atamanov) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vladimir Gribkov ...
Ole Lukoje (voice)
Yanina Zhejmo ...
Gerda (voice)
Anna Komolova ...
Kay (voice)
Mariya Babanova ...
The Snow Queen (voice)
Sergei Martinson ...
Karraks (voice)
Galina Kozhakina ...
The Robber Girl (voice)
...
English prologue
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English prologue
Rickey Busch ...
English prologue
Jennie Lynn ...
English prologue
Tammy Marihugh ...
English prologue
Paul Frees ...
Ol Dreamy / the Raven (voice)
...
Gerda (voice)
...
Kay (voice)
Lillian Buyeff ...
Granny (voice)
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Storyline

Gerda and Kay are best friends; however, the depth of their bond is tested when the beautiful Snow Queen strike's Kay's eyes and heart with shards of ice that make him cruel. After breaking Gerda's heart with his bullying, Kay is kidnapped by the Snow Queen, who takes him to her palace in the north, where she hopes to erase all memories and emotions from the child. Gerda's love for Kay motivates her to leave home and find Kay. She encounters a variety of strange and sometimes sinister characters during her quest. But can she rescue Kay in time, or will the Snow Queen succeed in turning his heart to ice? Written by cupcakes

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When this movie was released in the U.S. it contained a tacked-on live-action prologue featuring TV personality Art Linkletter. He introduced the movie and recited a rhyme: "One snowflake, two / three snowflakes, four / now you'll see the Snow Queen / if you count a million more." When he finished the rhyme, the movie began. See more »

Connections

Remade as Snow Queen (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

The Jolly Robbers
(english version)
Words and Music by Diane Lampert and Richard Loring
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Soyuzmultfilm's wonderful adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy story
11 May 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Like I said animation is an art form, and in a few countries in the world there are some excellent animation; especially in Japan and The Soviet. My first glimpse of animation from Russia are shorts that were dubbed in English in a TV show from Film Roman called "Animated Classic Showcase."

I now confess that Russia's Soyuzmultfilm Studios make excellent animated shorts and films like this wonderful adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy story "The Snow Queen," which is another favorite of mine. In 1960, the film had been dubbed in English along with a live-action prologue to go with it and a top-notch voice cast like : · Sandra Dee...Gerda, · Tommy Kirk...Kay, · Louise Arthur...The Snow Queen, · June Foray...Henrietta the Court Raven/the Finnish woman, · Paul Frees...Ol' Dreamy/Mr. Corax the Raven, and... · Patricia McCormack...Angel the robber girl.


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