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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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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
Billy Booth ...
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 »

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Version of The Snow Queen (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Do It While You're Young
(english version)
Words and Music by Diane Lampert and Richard Loring
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Wisdom of Youth
24 February 2004 | by (Royal Oak, Michigan) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this "Snow Queen" at the theatre, I was 10 years old, and even then, I suspected Art Linkletter had no business being on the screen. Boy, was I right. "The Snow Queen" is now on a DVD along with two other Russian animated films, "The Wild Swans" & "Alice and the Mystery of the Third Planet". English, French & Spanish are the DVD language options. The absence of a Russian track is a bit puzzling. Catherine Deneuve voices the Snow Queen in French, Kathleen Turner in English. Kristen Dunst, Mickey Rooney & Laura San Giacomo also perform on the English track. "The Snow Queen" is wonderful. Even my 12 year old son, who much prefers Japanese anime, thought it was pretty good, though he did remind me, he was too adult for such hokey stuff. Nine out of Ten.


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