(Well, they were rather distracted by other issues at the time; it sort of slipped their notice, and nobody bothered to correct the memos afterwards...That's generally how Mass-Manias work.)James wrote:My god! How could the 99.99999999999999999999999999999999999999999% of the rest of the world have missed this!
She's fairly ambiguous in the story, more of a Threat than a Villain, but without overtly evil motives--Snow is her job, whether human beings can handle it or not.Hewylewis wrote:God, PATF hasn't been released yet, and already I'm looking forward to The Snow Queen. I used to watch the Russian animated film all the time as a kid. But now that I'm older, I've always wondered...why did they make her a villain, whereas in the book, she wanted to save Kay, and said she'd let him go once he was cured. Were they copying the evil queen from Disney's Snow White?
More like a sympathetic version of Narnia's White Witch, back when Edmund thought she was being nice.
(And like most fairytales that Shelley Duvall got to first in the 80's, there was a respectable "Faerie Tale Theater" version that kept the SQ as dangerous-but-comforting, who just wanted to help Kay either way.)
(Since you asked: "B&B must be good because it was NOMINATED!" is probably the second most frustrating, brick-wall-bashing, anal-retentively stubborn, unkillable-cockroaches of Urban Legend that the more balanced animation fans are still trying to hammer with the bedroom slipper of History--Ben wrote:But...I am intrigued...what's this "Ben and The Lion King" thing?
If it weren't for the dedication that some fans still have for the myth that unlike about two-thirds of his own generation, that not only had Jeffrey K. had never, ever seen a pop-nostalgic Tezuka series in his life--and wanted to spend his tenure at Disney edifying us with the Immortal Bard, 'cause, there's like an evil brother in it--but that it must logically follow that Timon & Pumbaa sequels were actually based on Tom Stoppard plays...
Sometimes, we wonder if the longtimers knew the truth all the time anyway, and are still doing either of them just to Annoy the Rest of Us.)