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Release Date:
1989 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The beloved fairy tale that will awaken your dreams. See more »
Plot:
Dame Diana Rigg (TV's "The Avengers") and Billy Barty ("Willow") star in this feature-length, live-action, musical version of the classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Diana Rigg ... Evil Queen

Billy Barty ... Iddy

Sarah Patterson ... Snow White
Nicola Stapleton ... Snow White as a child

Mike Edmonds ... Biddy (as Mike Edmunds)

Ricardo Gil ... Kiddy

Malcolm Dixon ... Diddy
Gary Friedkin ... Fiddy

Arturo Gil ... Giddy
Tony Cooper ... Liddy
Douglas Sheldon ... The King (as Tony Sheldon)
Dorit Adi ... Good Queen
James Ian Wright ... Prince
Chana Eden ... 1st Lady in Waiting
Angela Levinson ... 2nd Lady in Waiting

Linda Kaye ... 3rd Lady in Waiting
Julian Chagrin ... Magic Mirror Head (as Julian Joy Chagrin)
Azara Rapoport ... Prince's Father
Amnon Meskin ... Hunter
Michael Schneider ... Dressmaker
Jeff Guerner ... Prince's Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ofera Ariav ... Nurse (uncredited)
Amiram Atias ... Mask Magic Mirror #4 (uncredited)
Smadar Brener ... (uncredited)
Rolanda Chagrin ... Mask Magic Mirror #1 (uncredited)
Martine Friedman ... Mask Magic Mirror #2 (uncredited)
Liora Grossman ... (uncredited)
Elki Jacobs ... (uncredited)

Caroline Langford ... 4th Lady in Waiting (uncredited)
Dorit Peled ... (uncredited)
Danny Segev ... Courtier (uncredited)
Uri Tennbaum ... Mask Magic Mirror #3 (uncredited)
Idit Teperson ... (uncredited)
Oriella White ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Berz 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Berz 
Jacob Grimm  story
Wilhelm Grimm  story

Produced by
Yoram Globus .... producer
Menahem Golan .... producer
Patricia Ruben .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Arik Rudich (music and score)
 
Cinematography by
Amnon Salomon 
 
Film Editing by
Moshe Avni 
John S. Smith 
 
Production Design by
Marek Dobrowolski 
 
Art Direction by
Eitan Levi  (as Eytan Levy)
 
Costume Design by
Rakefet Levy 
 
Production Management
Stephen Barker .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steven Echtman .... special assistant director
 
Sound Department
Greg P. Russell .... sound re-recording mixer
Eli Yarkoni .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nimi Getter .... gaffer
Yoni Hamenachem .... still photographer
Gerard Jakubowicz .... assistant camera
 
Animation Department
Mauro Maressa .... animator
 
Music Department
Jan Horvath .... singing voice: Sarah Patterson (as Jan Harvash)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Cannon Movie Tales: Snow White" - USA (series title)
"Snow White: A Cannon Movie Tale" - USA (closing credits title)
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Runtime:
85 min
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In 2008, composer Arik Rudich sued MGM for $1.9 million, claiming that they ignored his copyright and failed to negotiate any royalties for the use of his score on the 2005 DVD. The case was dismissed in 2009 when Rudich and MGM failed to conduct a court-ordered settlement conference.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Snow White begins walking through the forest after being spared by the huntsman, she is seen wearing a ribbon in her hair. In one shot, it is seen falling out, and in the next it re-appears.See more »
Quotes:
Snow White as a child:I just wanted to look.
Magic Mirror Head:Well... look!
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Soundtrack:
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Childhood Favorite, 23 September 2006
Author: danic (danic@saw.net) from The States

Let's get down to the meat of the review, shall we? I think we all know the story of Snow White well enough to skip the summary.

First, let's get the negative over with. Here are the movies bad points: 1: The King's fate. Snow White and her father were extremely close. The movie made an effort to point it out. Then Snow White begs the huntsman not to kill her, and she'll run away in the forest and never come back. The king is told his beloved daughter is dead, and is so heartbroken, he goes into battle, and dies. How unfair! Snow White should have come back and told her father of the queen's scheme, regardless of what she told the huntsman.

2: The 'extraordinary band of tiny little men', with the exception of Billy Barty. They weren't endearing, they just sort of all blended together into one dirty, annoying mass. They seemed more concerned about Snow White as a servant than a family member, and I never could remember who was who, due to the rhyming names. Plus, most of them had the personality of rocks.

3: The Queen's costumes! I only saw one that I half-way liked, and the rest were either blah or hideous. Don't even get me started on some of the headdresses! There were so many costume changes, I can't believe they couldn't impress me just once.

4: Some scenes dragged on too long, and some weren't even needed. Take for instance, Snow White's flight through the woods as a child. It just kept going and going, with no real action, except a confusing encounter with a wild dog, and could have been cut into half, at least. Even as a child, at the height of my fascination with fairy tales, I found the scene boring. There are a few others, but I think you get the idea.

On the plus side: 1: The adult Snow White, played by Sarah Patterson. Not only could I easily believe she was the fairest in the land, she had the character of Snow White down as well. Kind and innocent to a fault, as well as dignified and graceful, not to mention industrious and cheerful. There was a subtle sensual quality to her, a young woman on the verge of blooming.

2: The Prince. He didn't have a lot of air time, but the actor did a lot with it. Handsome and Verile, with a strong singing voice and a soulful quality, it's not hard to see why Snow White went off with him so quickly. Most of the time, I'm rolling my eyes when the prince declares his love, (even as a kid) but in this case, I just go: 'Awww.' 3: Snow White's parents. There was a natural, sweet chemistry between them, both of them fine actors. The king's grief upon her passing was heart wrenching. Usually, in fairy tales, life and death is a light matter, but the movie managed to convey the importance of such a final event without getting depressing.

4: The sets! From Snow White's lavish childhood bedroom, to the drawn's rustic, cozy cottage, there is nothing but top-notch quality. You believe you have been transported to this fairy tale world, and not once are you jarred from story moment.

Everything that I have not mentioned, falls into the average category.

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