Monday, December 14, 2009

SNOW QUEEN AS DISNEY'S NEW HAND-DRAWN ANIMATED PROJECT


After the audience has warmly accepted "The Princess and the Frog" and with "Rapunzel" and "Winnie the Pooh" in preparations, it seems that Disney is really sticking to its plan to release a new hand-drawn animated movie every two years. What after that? It seems that Disney wants to dust off an old project that was previously started and then stopped: "The Snow Queen". It is a well known fairy tale from famous Hans Christian Andersen that basically tells the story of the power of love with little girl Gerda who will fight to bring her friend Kai back home after he goes to the Snow Queen enchanted by her powers. "SlashFilm" has published the first concept art image of the Snow Queen (in the picture left, looks like a cook to me :))) and has also learned that Alan Manken, the composer who made musical miracles in "The Little Mermaid" and "Beauty and the Beast", is working on the music for "The Snow Queen".

6 comments:

  1. This sounds very interesting. Menken is a great composer so at least that part will be great.

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  2. I remember a Snow Queen movie...Maybe it wasn't animated...Masterpiece Theatre? Hmmm...

    Michele

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  3. I will be interested to see how The Snow Queen is developed. The rough adaptation shared by the animators back then barely resembled Andersen's original tale.

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  4. She doesn't look like a cook. :) Except for the hat. :) Those sleeves would be too impractical for cooking. Or any other job for that matter. :))

    I've seen/read several versions of the "Snow Queen", but all of them long time ago. So I'm interested to see this new Disney animated version.

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  5. I was thinking of the hat, Marko :)) And I must say she looks a bit to "teenagerish" in this concept art picture, while in the fairy tale she's a breathtaking (or breathfreezing) lady of great elegance.

    If I remember correctly there was a TV mini series with Bridget Fonda playing the queen.

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)