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Things We Saw Today: A New Poster For Disney’s Frozen


In the words of our own Rebecca, “Do we need to have an intervention about this snowman?” A new trailer for Frozen is supposed to premiere September 26th. Let’s hope it’s better than the last one

  • The Only Thing Missing From Patrick Stewart’s Wedding Photo Is My Mom (via The Frisky)
  • [No spoilers] After watching the recent episode of Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin felt the need to blog these words: “Walter White is a bigger monster than anyone in Westeros. (I need to do something about that).” Dear god help us. (via Hypable)

Speaking of Game of Thrones, one fan decided to track their heartbeat during the Red Wedding bonanza. This is what it looked like. Read more about it and see a larger image here. Spoilers of course. (via Blastr)

  • Director Peter Jackson has just been awarded New Zealand’s highest honor - Additional Member of the Order of New Zealand, for services to the country. (via The One Ring)
  • Women In The Military Speak Out About Their Portrayals (Or Lack Thereof) In Video Games (via The Jace Hall Show)

Dynamite is putting out an Army of Darkness comic! It’s being written by Steve Niles with art by Dennis Calero and will be ongoing starting in November. (via Alter Ego Comics)

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  • Craig Oxbrow

    Congratulations to Peter Jackson!

    And yeah, that Snow-Donkey-From-Shrek is a bit unnerving.

  • Stephanie Hull

    Surprised the article about Patrick Stewart not marrying the author’s mom was not written by Wesley Crusher.

  • Robert Vary

    Man, you know, I was SO excited when I heard that Disney’s next movie was going to be based on “The Snow Queen.” It’s dark, atmospheric, and is a rare story all about a girl saving a boy, with an absolutely chilling villain (er… so to speak.) And then… the doofy anthropomorphic snowman? And she can’t save the boy, the boy has to also be a hero? I just… I don’t know, man. I don’t know.

    I mean, that goddamn snowman.

  • Anonymous

    My Jar-Jar sense is tingling.

  • Ashe

    …DAMN that snowman.

  • not-so-small-mercies

    Frozen? I think you mean Tangled 2: The Secret of the Hair

  • http://whiterosebrian.tumblr.com/ White Rose Brian

    I still wish that dorky-looking snowman would blow his own head off in the actual movie.

  • Octochan

    Speaking of Army of Darkness, Evil Dead: The Musical! is coming back to Toronto!! squee!

  • Liz Watson

    “Frozen” is now so completely different from the original Snow Queen story that I’m not even considering them to be related. They have no characters in common and no plot elements, only the idea of a woman who controls snow and ice. There isn’t even the cursed mirror–instead she curses the land with eternal winter.

    So rather than freaking out about my favorite fairy tale being ruined, I’m planning on just enjoying it as an original story with a Nordic twist.

  • Robert Vary

    Fair enough. For me, though, I guess it’s really less about them ruining a favorite fairy tale and more about the missed opportunity that a more faithful adaptation presented. I mean, how awesome could that movie have been, right? It’s like they dangled the promise of something really cool in front of us, but it was just a bait-and-switch. It’s like we thought we were going to a five-star restaurant and were instead taken to a decent ribs joint.* It’s not that you won’t get a good dinner, it’s just not what we thought we were getting, and what we’re getting just seems a little more… ordinary. I guess this is disappointing more for what-could-have-been rather than what-is, if that makes any sense.

    Although, even taking the movie on its own merits and divorcing it from “The Snow Queen,” that goddamn snowman looks just… just AWFUL.

    *Yes, yes, in real life I’d probably rather go to the ribs place too. I’ve been to some FANTASTIC rib joints.

  • Liz Watson

    There is already an interesting Russian animated version of the Snow Queen from the 1950s if you’re interested! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39PH16vpyXE