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Snow Queen (2012)
"Snezhnaya koroleva" (original title)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Family  |  11 October 2013 (USA)
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The Snow Queen created the world of eternal winter where the polar wind cools human souls and clearness of lines obscure emotions. A girl named Gerda, her pet ferret Luta, and Orm the troll must save her brother Kai and the world.


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Credited cast:
Anna Shurochkina ...
Gerda (voice) (as Nyusha)
Ivan Okhlobystin ...
Orm (voice)
Galina Tyunina ...
Snezhnaya koroleva (voice)
Dmitriy Nagiev ...
Vospitatel (voice)
Elizaveta Arzamasova ...
Doch atamanshi (voice) (as Liza Arzamasova)
Lyudmila Artemeva ...
Tsvetochnitsa (voice)
Yuriy Stoyanov ...
Korol (voice)
Anna Ardova ...
Atamansha (voice)
Ramilya Iskander ...
Kay (voice)
Olga Shorokhova ...
Mikhail Tikhonov ...
Master Vegard / Prints / Sluga (voice)
Olga Zubkova ...
Erin Fitzgerald ...
Luta (voice) (as Erin Fittszherald)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Doug Erholtz ...
Orm / King / Robbers (voice)
Wendee Lee ...
Shopkeeper / Flower Lady / Lapp Woman (voice)


The Snow Queen created the world of eternal winter where the polar wind cools human souls and clearness of lines obscure emotions. A girl named Gerda, her pet ferret Luta, and Orm the troll must save her brother Kai and the world.

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The Snow Queen was first presented for international buyers at the AFM (American Film Market) in November 2011. Olga Sinelshchikova, Business Development Director, explained, "At the AFM, we received very positive feedback from buyers from over 20 territories, including USA, Canada, Germany, Italy, South Korea and China, among others. Due to this fact, we decided to produce a version for international distribution, so this past January we successfully completed the English dubbing with Los Angeles-based production company Verité Films. The dubbing was recorded at Salami Studios with established, veteran animation actors - Cindy Robinson, Doug Erholtz, Kirk Thornton and Wendy Lee - who have more than 200 animated projects in their portfolio. The Snow Queen is now more than ever an international project. We are convinced that this kind of story as well as the stereoscopic 3D technologies have high commercial potential and will attract an extensive audience not only in Russia but worldwide. So we expect to close first deals for this project at the EFM." See more »


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Good take on the classic story
23 April 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Not great by all means(the animated adaptation of the story from the 50s is much better), but a more than acceptable version of one of Hans Christian Andersen's best stories. In detail it sticks much more faithfully to the story than Disney's Frozen did, though that film had more polish and magic from personal opinion, and it has that mysterious and poignant spirit of the original story if not its darkness, understandably. Some of the story here did have a slightly rushed nature to it pace-wise, maybe part of the reason for some skim-the-surface character development, the characters are very recognisable and have personality but lack dimension(rather archetypal in a way)in places. The dialogue also can sound cheesy and not as flowing as it could have done. However, much of the story does work, the latter parts of the film do pack a powerful punch, it always did engage me at least and there is some nice messaging. The heart-warming and tense parts are done well as well. The animation is very well done, it doesn't try to do too much and it looks completely natural from the smallest details to bigger effects like snow fall and the lake reflections. Everything moves smoothly and the colours are very lavish and atmospheric, the characters look good and match their personalities fine. The music added a lot to what was going on, the scoring was beautifully melancholic, hauntingly powerful and any tense parts to the music were done very rousingly and enough to make you bite the nails. The voice acting is more than serviceable with everybody playing with heart and commitment, with only Gerda's voice actress having occasional unevenness, big emphasis on occasional because she did do a good job. Overall, not a definitive version, though it never intended to be and I wasn't expecting to be either, but a good one. The original story is a classic and while with some obvious foibles The Snow Queen(2012) does very little to disgrace it. 7/10 Bethany Cox

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