Saturday, January 7, 2012

Thaw and Freeze Again

Ever since I found out Disney was making a version of Andersen's "The Snow Queen," my favorite fairy tale, I've been trying to find out what I could about it.

At the end of last year, some new articles were posted about it.

This project was picked up in 2002, but got shelved.  It was shelved again in 2010.  Now, it's been picked up again.

Release date:  November 2013

Title:  Frozen.  (They're doing the same thing they did with Tangled: changing the title to attract both little girls and boys.)

Format:  Probably CGI instead of hand-drawn.

Wonder how Disney's going to ruin it?  Best guesses?

Name changes.

What about the devil's mirror in the beginning?  Are they going to keep that?

Taken from the Haugaard translation:

Disney has shown that they're not averse to having demons in their stories.  The Princess and the Frog proved that.  But it also makes me wonder, how Disney's going to deal with this?  Some translations say "goblin" or "sprite" rather than "troll."  Not all translations say it was the devil.

What about the Prince and Princess?  The Finnish Woman and the Lapp Woman?

I'm really excited that there's going to be another movie of "The Snow Queen," but, when any story's turned into a movie, you have your worries.


  1. Now this could be interesting... I haven't gotten around to reading all of the story, but what I have read is cool (no pun intended). I'm glad Disney is choosing a fairytale that not everyone's heard over and over... just hope they don't ruin it.

  2. It's one of Andersen's longest, but critics and readers alike will say it's one of their favorites.


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