The Timur Bekmambetov-produced Wizart Animation animated film Snow Queen: Journey Continues is back with a 3D sequel, a star voice cast and a December release in more than 10 countries. The voice cast: Sharlto Copley, Bella Thorne, Isabelle Fuhrman and Sean Bean. Thorne will also sing an original song for the film.
Just like Frozen, this is inspired by the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Co-produced by Bekmambetov, Snow Queen: Journey Continues focuses on the exploits of Gerda and Orm, the troll whose victory over the Snow Queen has given his fellow trolls a taste for freedom. Comically exaggerating his exploits, Orm spins a web of lies and claims that he is destined to marry the princess and inherit her riches, only to find himself on another perilous adventure as he tries to protect the world from eternal winter.
It sounds ambitious for a Russia-based animation studio. The first film played in 35 countries and the sequel is directed by Alexey Tsitsilin. It will have a day-and-date release in the UK, Poland, Israel, South Korea, the former Yugoslavia countries, Baltic States, the Middle East, Turkey, Malaysia and Thailand in December. It will be released in China in 2015.
“We are so pleased to see that huge demand for this film in the biggest markets,” Bekmambetov said. “Like the Andersen fairy tale, which was the start pointing for our original film, Snow Queen: Journey Continues has a sensational plot that will captivate audiences all over the world.”