“John Lasseter’s directive for the ice palace was to make it a celebration of the hexagon motif found in all snowflakes. Brittney Lee beautifully exploited this conceit with all the interior architectural elements.” -Michael Giaimo, art director
With a terrible cry the Balrog fell forward, and its shadow plunged down and vanished. But even as it fell it swung its whip, and the thongs lashed and curled about the wizard’s knees, dragging him to the brink. He staggered and fell, grasped vainly at the stone, and slid into the abyss. ‘Fly, you fools!' he cried, and was gone.