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The Snow Queen (1957)

Snezhnaya koroleva (original title)
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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vladimir Gribkov ... Ole Lukoje (voice)
... Gerda (voice)
... Kay (voice)
... The Snow Queen (voice)
... Karraks (voice) (as Sergei Martinson)
Galina Kozhakina ... The Robber Girl (voice)
... English Prologue
... English prologue
Rickey Busch ... English prologue
Jennie Lynn ... English prologue
... English prologue
... Ol Dreamy / the Raven (voice)
... Gerda (voice)
... Kay (voice)
Lillian Buyeff ... Granny (voice)
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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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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 »

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Featured in All Through the Night (2008) See more »

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Do It While You're Young
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Words and Music by Diane Lampert and Richard Loring
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"Fly splinters of ice! Fly!"
1 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is such a beautiful film. Seeing this as a child really spoiled me! As an adult, I searched high-and-low for it for years, then, one day, found it in a bargain-basement-bin for $1.50 at a no-name video store--isn't that irony? I just wish it would be restored and re-released--without the Art Linkletter prologue!


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