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The Snow Queen (1995)

Tom and his sister Ellie live in an ordinary town leading ordinary lives but not for long - far away, in her vast ice palace, the Snow Queen plots to rule the world! A fast-moving, funny ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Ellie Beaven Ellie Beaven ... Ellie (voice)
David Jason ... Eric (voice)
Hugh Laurie ... Peeps (voice)
Helen Mirren ... Snow Queen (voice)
Rik Mayall ... Robber King (voice)
Julia McKenzie ... The Old Lady / Freda (voice)
Imelda Staunton ... Ivy / Angorra (voice)
Damian Hunt Damian Hunt ... Tom (voice)
Zizi Strallen ... Polly (voice) (as Sylphide Strallen)
Russell Floyd Russell Floyd ... Wardrobe (voice)
Colin Marsh Colin Marsh ... Baggy (voice)
Richard Tate Richard Tate ... Les (voice)
Rowan D'Albert Rowan D'Albert ... Prince (voice)
Scarlett Strallen ... Princess (voice)
Gary Martin ... Dimly (voice)
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Tom and his sister Ellie live in an ordinary town leading ordinary lives but not for long - far away, in her vast ice palace, the Snow Queen plots to rule the world! A fast-moving, funny and beautifully animated musical adventure based on Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rainha da Neve See more »

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Color
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Version of Snezhnaya koroleva (1988) See more »

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Recommended By Me
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Performed by Richard Tate and Imelda Staunton
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Timeless story brought to life in an animated film that is worth watching
7 March 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

The Snow Queen is a good underrated film. By all means it isn't perfect, the amusing parts are a tad overdone and the film is too short. But I liked the style of the animation with its lovely backgrounds and bright luscious colours. And the music, while not something to completely rave about, was pleasant and worth listening to. The story is a timeless one, I have cherished it for many years and even at 17 I still like to read it. This film changes a few things here and there, but forms the basics of the story pretty well and the characters are at least interesting. The voice acting is very well done, Hugh Laurie is amusing as Peeps and David Jason is great as Eric. But I have to say Helen Mirren is superb as the voice of the Snow Queen, who looks as imperiously chilling as she sounds. Overall, good movie and worth watching. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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