The Snow Queen 3D
The Snow Queen is a CGI animated feature produced by Wizart Animation (Moscow, Russia) and released in stereoscopic 3D format in Russia in December 2012. The Snow Queen is opening this week in Korea and other markets; A Blu-ray 3D version is expected later in 2013. The movie was produced on a budget of $7 million (US$). Details and trailer here under.
The Snow Queen is successful enough to inspire a sequel scheduled for 2014. Note that Disney is also working on an unrelated "Snow Queen" animated feature to be released in November 2013 under the "Frozen" title.
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The Snow Queen Facts
- Russian Title: Snezhnaya koroleva
- Release Date: 31 December 2012 (Russia); February 8, 2013 (Korea);
- Genre: Animation, Fantasy;
- Country: Russia; Language: Russian;
- Runtime: 76 min;
- Director: Vlad Barbe, Maksim Sveshnikov;
- Writers: Vlad Barbe, Maksim Sveshnikov;
- Production Co: Wizart Animation, Inlay Film;
- Cast: Erin Fitzgerald, Wendee Lee, Cindy Robinson, Kirk Thornton, Ivan Okhlobystin, Jessica Straus, Doug Erholtz, Dmitriy Nagiev, Lyudmila Artemeva, Marianne Miller.
A Success Story
Released in theaters across Russia and the CIS territories over the New Year 2013 holiday, The Snow Queen has grossed $8.8 million US (as of February 1, 2013) in those markets, recording more than 1.3 million admissions in Russia and Ukraine.
“We’re thrilled to see international buyers responding so well to this iconic fairy tale which is already so beloved by Russian movie-goers,” said Yuri Moskvin, Wizart Animation general producer. “With its cutting-edge story-telling and remarkable stereoscopic 3D effects, The Snow Queen highlights the capabilities of a new generation of Russian filmmakers and animators to create first-class family entertainment for a global audience. Following the success of The Snow Queen, Wizart Animation has started to produce the sequel, which is preliminary scheduled for 2014.“
The Snow Queen created the world of eternal winter where the polar wind cools human souls and clearness of lines obscures emotions. Young girl Gerda, her pet ferret Luta, and Orme the troll went to save her brother Kai and the world.
The Snow Queen is on IMDB.
More information and artwork can be found on the official Snow Queen web site.