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The Snow Queen (2005)

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Gerda sets out on a magical journey to find her best friend, Kay who has been taken by the Snow Queen.

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Julian Gibbs
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Pax Baldwin ... Kay
Sydney White ... Gerda
Juliet Stevenson ... Gerda's Mother
Tiffany Amber Knight Tiffany Amber Knight ... The Snow Queen
Colleen Williams Colleen Williams ... Mrs. Neilson
Brian Akins Brian Akins ... Pieter
Benjamin Head Benjamin Head ... Stefan
Peter Schoelier ... Old Man
Joyce Gordon ... Old Woman
Tom Shean Tom Shean ... Sentinel
Leah Renee ... Princess (as Leah Cudmore)
Bradie Whetham Bradie Whetham ... Prince
Kenneth Welsh ... King
Pascale Audrey Pascale Audrey ... Robber Woman
Sasha Clements ... Robber Girl
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Gerda sets out on a magical journey to find her best friend, Kay who has been taken by the Snow Queen.

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Family | Fantasy

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Version of The Snow Queen (1957) See more »

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On the level of a (really) bad Saturday morning cartoon.
27 December 2008 | by escolesSee all my reviews

This is a confused and confusing adaptation, wherein stylish minimalism substitutes for story and meaningless special effects replace plot elements until the story is more or less completely gone.

A key plot event, for example, entails utterly unexplained and un-anticipatable magical powers being deployed, where Andersen's original invokes more poignant and symbolically instructive natural cycles.

The writers of this adaptation transform a story with powerful symbolic resonance into a bad Saturday morning cartoon.

Instead of this I strongly recommend you seek out some version of the 1959 Lev Atmotov / Nikolai Fyodorov adaptation, which preserves the symbolic power of Andersen's material.


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Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rainha da Neve See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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