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YMMV / The Snow Queen (1995)

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  • Author's Saving Throw: The trolls' role follows almost the exact same beats as the Urpneys and the Sleazians from Martin Gates Productions' previous works The Dreamstone and Bimble's Bucket respectively. Compared to the Villain Ball Magnet tendencies of the aforementioned shows however, the trolls' dynamic with their respective heroes is more developed, with the second film Deconstructing their Dirty Coward impulses when they sell everyone out to stay in the Snow Queen's good graces.
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  • Designated Villain: The trolls borrow the same premise as the Urpneys from Gates' The Dreamstone, being Trapped in Villainy by an Evil Overlord that threatens an eccentric death if they fail. Lessened in the sequel, where they go Dirty Coward after the heroes befriended them, though suffer a Heel Realisation and remain adorably pathetic.
  • Funny Moments:
    • The Snow Queen's mirror defies physics by rolling down a ramp edgewise, then flying horizontally and up to smash into the trolls' blimp.
    • Peeps cheeping, mainly due to his voice.
  • The Woobie: Dimly the reindeer, especially in the sequel. He's a sweet, timid, clumsy Nervous Wreck who is constantly apologizing. In the sequel, he is sold out to the Snow Queen by what he thought were his friends (the trolls) and locked in a cage next to vicious monster reindeer. Most of the time he appears, you'll want to give the poor guy a big hug.


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