A heart-warming story of friendship and the triumph of love over evil. When Gerda and her mother take in penniless street urchin Kay, powerful forces come into play that will take both children on a magical journey and test their friendship to the extreme. One cold winter night when a splinter of ice pierces Kay's heart making him angry and unhappy, he is enchanted by the Snow Queen and taken to her palace in the frozen north. Gerda decides that she must do whatever she can to rescue her friend. Faith, love and courage lead Gerda on a perilous quest through many strange lands. Will the little girl in the red velvet cloak be able to match the power of the Snow Queen?