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Disney's new toon "Frozen"

Writer: Naseem Randhawa


Hans Christian Andersen's novel depiction of "The Snow Queen"

29 Dec – Walt Disney's upcoming animation is revealed to be titled "Frozen", which is based on the story of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen", slated for release on November 2013, according to a report on IGN movies.

Touted to be a CG-animation film rather than the traditional hand-drawn animation seen in "The Princess And The Frog" (2009), Andersen's classic tale follows two poor kids, a boy named Kai and a girl named Gerda, who are best friends. Gerda then undertakes a grand journey to save Kay after he's abducted by the Snow Queen and his heart is turned to ice. The story also has a devil, a magic mirror that distorts reality and deals with the theme of true love.

"The Snow Queen" has been adapted for film and TV several times already, most notably as the 1957 Russian toon "Snezhnaya Koroleva", the 2002 Hallmark TV movie starring Bridget Fonda and a 1995 British animated film featuring the voices of Helen Mirren and Hugh Laurie.

"Frozen" has been in the works at the Disney studios for over a decade and was initially scrapped in 2002. However the project was picked up again soon afterwards, only to be put on ice in 2010 again.


Cinema Online, 29 December 2011

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