Something I didn't get...
Disclaimer: I was first acquainted with this film through the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode which featured it. I think the episode is hilarious. However, I don't think this is a bad film. It looks like a very entertaining family movie that is just a little bizarre to American viewers. We are not used to our live-action movies being so exaggerated, even those made for children.
So please know that I am asking this question honestly and without sarcasm.
I didn't quite get what *exactly* it was that awoke Nastynka (sp?) from her frozen sleep. Was it Ivanushka's fervent wishing for her to forgive him? Was it the "awakened by her one true love" idea? (EDIT: Did they cut out a shot in which he kissed her?) Jack Frost never put forth any exceptions to the eternal sleep that would happen if someone touched the scepter. This puzzles me.