The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands, the fourth installment in the popular Russian animation franchise, is due to open in Russian theaters on January 1, 2019.

Directed by Aleksei Tsitsilin and Robert Lence, the film is described as “a collision of science and magic, progress and fairytale.” A new trailer was released last week:

The official studio synopsis:

This installment will return all the main characters, including Rollan. Of course, the Snow Queen will appear too – this time she’ll transform into a ghost lady, visible only to Gerda. The heroes – and the audience with them – will be traveling by zeppelin and steam cart, they will also visit a flying City of Pirates. According to the plot, the characters, headed by the Snow Queen, have to unite their forces against mighty King Harald.

Wizart Animation Studio produced The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands in a co-production with Central Partnership (a subsidiary of Gazprom Media) and Soyuzmultfilm. The film is produced by Yuri Moskvin, Vladimir Nikolaev, Boris Mashkovtsev, Pavel Stepanov, and Vadim Vereshchagin.

The first movie in the cg franchise, The Snow Queen, was released in 2012. Since then, the series has been sold to 150 countries and translated into 30 languages, generating nearly $100 million in global box office revenue.