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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pax Baldwin 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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Genres:

Family | Fantasy

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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Version of The Snow Queen (1967) See more »

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Diverting to children, disappointing to adults
13 February 2007 | by sunnysusan12See all my reviews

I really wanted to like this movie, especially when I saw that Patrick Stewart was in the cast as the voice of the raven since I'm a long-time Patrick Stewart fan. I realize I'm a snob when it comes to "The Snow Queen." This was one of my all-time favorite children's stories. I also realize that anytime you read a story and create your own image of things, a movie will have a hard time living up to your creation. That being said, I really enjoyed "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe" but, alas, I cannot say the same for this movie.

The CG effects were cool but distractingly obvious. It was sort of like watching somebody's first attempt at a video production using CG. Gerda's mother was played by an actress (Juliet Stevenson) I had seen before but couldn't remember where. To give a gauge as to how emotionally engaging the movie was, I spent most of the movie trying to figure out where I had seen her before.

I would say that, for young children not familiar with the original story, this would be a good 'pop it in the VCR for an hour so I can get some cleaning done' movie. But if it wins any awards, I'd be shocked.


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