Releasing Date: 27 November 2013 (USA)
Director: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Writers: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Stars: Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel and Alan Tudyk
The traditional Disney Christmas comeback. The Snow Queen, very free adaptation of the story by Hans Christian Andersen, is the result of an old project of a decade failed, before being reborn under the leadership of John Lasseter. A project finally treated too quickly, in an apparent attempt to capitalize to take advantage of the new derivative in vogue: a musical on Broadway. This is about the only reason for this fairy tale domesticated, who dreams up to the great Disney classics but merely observe the bottom of the bottom.
It was shortly after the release of The Little Mermaid, another brilliant adaptation of Andersen’s tale, is in the midst of the “Disney Renaissance” that the animation studio began to seriously consider an adaptation of The Snow Queen . A complex project given the darkness of the original story, a time worn by the great Glen Keane, before falling into the abyss of development hell. A project finally emerged cartons end of 2011, for release on screens two years later. A relatively short period of production for an animated film, which probably explains the unfinished impression that emerges from the final result. Indeed, not only the Snow Queenbrings nothing really new in the world of Disney Princesses, if not a slight refusal to assume his legacy, but the film is worth a look at purely technical. Difficult to challenge the animation itself rather successful with the notable exception of the expressions of the characters, but the overall design is a poverty that is painful to see.