Monday, June 23, 2014

Through the Frosted Mirror





"Queen Elsa receives an unexpected gift from some far off kingdom, an ornately crafted mirror of frosted glass.

"When she brings it into her Ice Palace to view it closer though, the surface shimmers like water, an an imposing figure steps through, clad in cold-themed jewelry and clothing muchlike her own, but wearing a queenly crown upon her brow also made of shimmering ice!

"Greetings Elsa, my dear.  We have so much to discuss, you and I."

An impossible meeting between Elsa from Disney's "Frozen" and Jadis, the White Witch from "Chronicles of Narnia".

Again, I'm using a celebrity face morph for Jadis, meant to look like  Tilda Swinton, who played the character in the movie.  The face is pretty accurate, but you can only really tell so in close ups, and when using the skin texture that comes with the morph.

I did two versions; one with the 'standard' skin (with a 'wet' look applied to suggest frost on her skin), and another 'Snow Queen' skin,very pale with 'actual' frost on the limbs.

I still count "Frozen" as probably one of my all time favorite movies, and probably the first disney film I've really enjoyed this much since "Beauty and the Beast".

When it comes to the "Disney Renaissance" films, I missed out on the first one (Little Mermaid), but did go to see "Beauty.." and "Aladdin", and finally "Pocahontas".  This last one, while well drawn, was pretty 'by the numbers', and didn't seem as special as "Beauty.." (While "Aladdin" was special because of the music and Robin Williams,if not for the story).

I don't know if I'll ever get as much into another Disney 'Fairy Tale' movie in the future (although I did enjoy "Maleficent"), but if this is an example of what is to come, it looks promising.

BTW: an on line reviewer by the name of Confused Matthew has a extensive review/analysis of Frozen which I find I totally agree with: Confused Matther's "Frozen" review

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