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The Snow Queen -- The story is influenced by Hans Christian Andersen's story.
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Writers:
James Andrew Hall (written by) and
Hans Christian Andersen (story)
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Release Date:
24 December 2005 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
Gerda sets out on a magical journey to find her best friend, Kay who has been taken by the Snow Queen. | Add synopsis »
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A Low Budget TV Adaptation (and it shows) See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Pax Baldwin ... Kay

Sydney White ... Gerda

Juliet Stevenson ... Gerda's Mother
Tiffany Amber Knight ... The Snow Queen
Colleen Williams ... Mrs. Neilson
Brian Akins ... Pieter
Benjamin Head ... Stefan
Peter Schoelier ... Old Man
Joyce Gordon ... Old Woman
Tom Shean ... Sentinel

Leah Renee ... Princess (as Leah Cudmore)
Bradie Whetham ... Prince

Kenneth Welsh ... King
Pascale Audrey ... Robber Woman

Sasha Clements ... Robber Girl
Santino Buda ... Robber Man
Maja Ardal ... Finland Woman

Dana Ishiura ... Lapland Woman

Patrick Stewart ... The Raven (voice)
Lydia Marshall ... The Flowers (voice)
Rose Davis ... The Flowers (voice)
Nathaniel Cox ... The Flowers (voice)
Eliza Cox ... The Flowers (voice)
Ben Crawley ... Boy Soprano (voice)
Claire Guy ... The Snow Queen (voice)
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Directed by
Julian Gibbs 
 
Writing credits
James Andrew Hall  written by and
Hans Christian Andersen  story

Produced by
Val Ames .... producer
Cherylyn Brooks .... producer
Paul K. Joyce .... executive producer
Chantal Ling .... producer
David Mercer .... executive producer
Katy Richardson .... producer
Ruth Walsh .... line producer
Sheldon S. Wiseman .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Paul K. Joyce 
 
Cinematography by
Rhett Morita 
 
Film Editing by
Adam Telford 
 
Casting by
Marsha Chesley 
 
Production Design by
Russell Chick 
 
Costume Design by
Lea Carlson 
 
Makeup Department
Rachel Affolter .... makeup department head
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bruce Speyer .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
John Gosler .... key background artist
Jason Herriott .... key scenic
 
Sound Department
David K. Grant .... production sound recordist mixer
Simon Keep .... sound designer
Benje Noble .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Tom Bryant .... effects animator
Paul Cheshire .... effects animator
Pete Circuitt .... effects animator
Kate Dawkins .... titles design
Stuart Fortune .... effects animator
Iesza Jessica Jordan .... on set puppeteer (as Iesza Snowdon)
Pete Mellor .... effects animator
Jesse Richards .... effects animator
Nicol Scott .... effects animator
Joe White .... effects animator
 
Visual Effects by
Phil Brough .... CGI animator
Tom Collier .... digital compositor
Christian Jelen .... digital artist
Chris Sayer .... animation director
 
Animation Department
Richard Nye .... storyboard artist
Chris Sayer .... animation director
 
Editorial Department
Mick Hitchman .... re-versioning editor
 
Music Department
Toby Wood .... score recording engineer
 

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UK:56 min
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Version of "The Snow Queen" (1955)See more »

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8 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
A Low Budget TV Adaptation (and it shows), 21 December 2005
Author: Daniel Walden from Canada

The Snow Queen is one of Hans Christian Andersen's best fairy tales. However, there has only been a few adaptations of it, and most are mediocre and childish. This is no exception.

The best thing about this TV special is the musical score; which is so beautiful and mystical it could have come from a classical music piece. I can't say the same for the rest.

This made-for-TV special looks like it was made by a group of college film students. I'm not too sure how much of this is 'real', because it looks like every shot has been superimposed over an Adobe photo edit. Even worse, the motion capture has a weird, jerky style of action that really detracts from any 'magic'. This is proof that CGI can give authentic looking dinosaurs, and encourage some of the shoddiest special effects ever shot.

The character development is so weak that neither sympathy, nor an understanding of personalities is felt. The story mainly skims and summarizes the plot of Andersen's fairy tale, giving the feel of headline news when compared to the original book.

I would normally give an adaptation like this a three, but considering that this is a one hour TV special, a 'major motion picture' style cannot be expected. This gets a four.

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