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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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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
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Ol Dreamy / the Raven (voice)
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Gerda (voice)
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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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Miracle...Magical...Musical Entertainment For All Ages of the Heart!!!


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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

Version of The Secret of the Snow Queen (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Do It While You're Young
(english version)
Words and Music by Diane Lampert and Richard Loring
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A Treasured Childhood Memory
5 May 2002 | by (Norfolk Virgina USA) – See all my reviews

This movie has been a delight to me all of my life. I saw it originally in the theater, and my father bought the soundtrack album for me, which I still have. The animation is unique and beautiful down to articulate movements of hands and feet. You get the feeling that you are making the journey with Gerda, the heroine in the story. Also, one of the most delightful things about this story, is that the girl is the hero, for a change. I highly recommend it, if you can find it. The English dubbed version is the one I have seen, but it isn't obvious that it has been dubbed. This is truly an animated work of art.


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