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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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Snow Queen for the Graphic Novel generation. 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)

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 re-recording 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
Dave Jewerén Moore .... score mix assistant engineer
Toby Wood .... score recording engineer
 

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UK:56 min
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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Snow Queen for the Graphic Novel generation., 3 January 2006
Author: carino risagallo from United Kingdom

Every generation of directors and children's TV programmers seems destined to try their hand at Hans Christian Anderson's Snow Queen, this version is one of the best.

Filmed with a mixture of animation and live acting, it manages to capture the spirit of early eastern-European animations and graphic novels, the unreal backdrops suggest a stage performance, and the jerky motion, marionettes. Combined with a wonderful score written by Paul K. Joyce (and performed by the Royal Philharmonic), this is certainly an adaptation children will love, and continue to be entertained by for years to come.

Although some parts of the story which are skimmed over could have had more time spent on them (and it's possible some adults will be expecting Disney and fail to see past the computer imagery), it's good to remember that this is a story to be enjoyed, not studied, and its for kids who probably wouldn't want it to drag on.

All in all this is a very worthy production, there are far worse ways to spend an hour of the holiday period.

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