Before Disney’s Frozen, A Russian Snow Queen

Seeing as the budget was only around $7 million, this trailer for an animated version of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen looks surprisingly well-detailed and nicely lit. The character design is fair too, if rather derivative, but the animation is, shall we say, variable.

And the voice work? Shocking.

The film has been produced in Russia and will be released in both 2D and 3D later this year, beating Disney to the punch by way over a year. Because it is a race, obviously.

Thanks to Cartoon Brew for the embed.

Footnote: There was a 1957 Snow Queen made in Russia too, and that one was not only more faithful to the story and better looking, it is regularly cited by Hayao Miyazaki as an influence. Here’s a bit of that one.

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