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November 15, 2013

The Snow Queen DVD Review

*I received a free DVD for review purpose. I did not receive any other form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.

The Snow Queen

Based on the Beloved Hans Christian Anderson Fairytale,
Animated Film Will Warm the Entire Family’s Hearts!

More Than $14 Million Grossed to Date in Worldwide Box Office
On DVD & VOD Nov. 26th

LOS ANGELES Nov. 1, 2013 For Immediate Release From award-winning producer Timur Bekmambetov (Universal Picture’s Wanted and Fox’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), comes The Snow Queen, an animated tale that will warm the hearts of the entire family! On DVD and VOD Nov. 26 from Vertical Entertainment.
Based on the beloved fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson – author of such other memorable classics such as The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Ugly Duckling and The Princess and the PeaThe Snow Queen has grossed more than $14 million to date in worldwide box office and a sequel is already in the works, with plans for a winter 2014 release.
In a land far, far away, the wicked Snow Queen has blanketed the kingdom in ice, plotting to turn it into a frozen landscape and imprison its people in a never-ending winter sleep, with no light, joy or happiness and no free will. The only remaining obstacle to her evil plan is Vegard, a master glassmaker whose mirrors reflect not only appearances but reveal a person’s soul … So one day, the Queen’s cruel polar wind comes and takes him and his wife away forever.
But when the Snow Queen’s servant stumbles across an orphanage and a young boy named
Kai – rumored to be the glassmaker’s son and to bear his father’s powers as a wizard – the boy is abducted and held captive in the palace.

Now it is up to his sister, Gerda, to rescue him before it’s too late! The determined girl treks across the forbidding and frigid land, battling daunting obstacles and encountering new friends who help in her quest to set Kai free, defeat the Snow Queen and save the world from eternal frost.
Featuring an original soundtrack from Emmy-nominated composer Mark Willott.

About Vertical Entertainment
Based in Santa Monica, Calif., Vertical Entertainment was founded in 2013 by entertainment industry veterans Rich Goldberg and Mitch Budin and has quickly become a notable force in indie film distribution for theatrical, television, DVD, VOD and digital platforms. With a focus on family fare and theatrical genre films with A-list casts in the $5-10 million budget range, the company plans to release up to 24 films a year.  High-profile titles acquired to date  include The Hot Flashes, starring Brooke Shields, Wanda Sykes, Virginia Madsen, Daryl Hannah, and Camryn Manheim; Scenic Route, starring Josh Duhamel and Dan Fogler; Rushlights with Josh Henderson, Beau Bridges and Aidan Quinn; the animated Freedom Force, voiced by Sarah Michelle Gellar and Christopher Lloyd; and the 3-D animated film The Snow Queen, based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale and produced by Timur Bekmambetov.

The Snow Queen
Vertical Entertainment
Genre:  Animation/Family
Rated:  PG
Format:  DVD & VOD
Running Time:  Approx. 80 Minutes
Suggested Retail Price:  $20.99
Pre-Order Date:  October 29, 2013
Street Date:  November 26, 013
Catalog #:  08323
UPC Code:  #037117083237

Our Review:
Our kids share our love for animation. My husband and I grew up watching Japanese and American animation. As adults, we found ourselves loving them just as much our kids do. Whenever we get a new animation DVD, we always sit down to watch it with the kids. We have not heard of The Snow Queen before, but we were offered the chance to check out, we happily agreed. We sat down to watch it on our weekly family movie night, and the kids just loved it. The story is very interesting and the whole family was thoroughly entertained. The kids had no complains, they actually watched the DVD several times in a row. My only complain is that I wish the voice acting was better. However, I also thought that the characters were well developed and very likable. Ultimately, I was happy that it is now a part of our video library collection.

This DVD will be be available for purchase starting Nov 26, 2013. Please visit your local stores where DVD are sold to purchase it. You may also pre-order it online through Walmart.com.


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