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Snow Queen (2012)

Snezhnaya koroleva (original title)
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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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(as Vlad Barbe),

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(as Vlad Barbe), (english adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anna Shurochkina ...
Gerda (voice) (as Nyusha)
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Orm (voice)
Galina Tyunina ...
Snezhnaya koroleva (voice)
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Vospitatel (voice)
Elizaveta Arzamasova ...
Doch atamanshi (voice) (as Liza Arzamasova)
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Tsvetochnitsa (voice)
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Korol (voice)
Anna Ardova ...
Atamansha (voice)
Ramilya Iskander ...
Kay (voice)
Olga Shorokhova ...
(voice)
Mikhail Tikhonov ...
Master Vegard / Prints / Sluga (voice)
Olga Zubkova ...
(voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Doug Erholtz ...
Orm / King / Robbers (voice)
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Luta / Una / Princess (voice)
Wendee Lee ...
Shopkeeper / Flower Lady / Lapp Woman (voice)
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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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Rated PG for mild action, rude humor and brief language. | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

11 October 2013 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Wizart's "The Snow Queen" will be released in U.S. theaters on Friday, October 11, 2013; and U.S. DVD on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 under Vertical Entertainment. See more »

Quotes

Robber Hag: Defeating a queen and trusting a talking dog?
Orm: Lady, I'm not a dog!
Robber Hag: Hmmm?
Orm: Uh, wolf!
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Connections

Followed by Snezhnaya koroleva 2. Perezamorozka (2014) See more »

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Performed by Brainstorm
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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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