Frozen: A Heartwarming Reimagining of “The Snow Queen”

By Alyssa Smith

It is safe to say, Disney’s Frozen is a worldwide hit. After all, it is a newly minted Golden Globe winner and currently in the works to become a Broadway musical. But, like many of Disney's masterpieces, Frozen was inspired by a fairy tale -- this time Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen." In the original story (also known as Snedronningen), a kind-hearted and innocent girl named Gerda sets out to find her best friend Kai, who is abducted by the Snow Queen after getting his eye pierced with a sliver from a broken magical mirror. Even after the project was plagued with...

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