The Snow Queen

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Stu­dio: Wizart An­i­ma­tion (Rus­sia) Di­rec­tors: Vladlen Barbe, Maxim Svesh­nikov Dis­trib­u­tor: Ver­ti­cal En­ter­tain­ment Re­lease Date: Oc­to­ber 11 Box Of­fice: $14 mil­lion Synop­sis: When the venge­ful Snow Queen dis­cov­ers she hasn’t de­stroyed ev­ery­thing with her icy curse—namely the glass­maker’s or­phaned chil­dren Gerda and Kai—she kid­naps the young boy, forc­ing Gerda to em­bark on a per­ilous jour­ney across the win­tery wastes to res­cue her brother and re­move the Snow Queen’s en­chant­ment once and for all. The Odds: While Rus­sian au­di­ences cel­e­brated the film (which has also found dis­tri­bu­tion in many for­eign ter­ri­to­ries), most U.S. crit­ics were unim­pressed with the less-than-cut­ting-edge CG an­i­ma­tion from a coun­try that has graced us with such an­i­ma­tion au­teurs as Yuriy Nors­theyn, Fy­o­dor Khitruk and Alek­sandr Petrov.

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