Dame Diana Rigg (TV's "The Avengers"), Billy Barty ("Willow") and Sarah Patterson ("The Company of Wolves") as Snow White star in this feature-length, live-action, musical version of the classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.
Hated by her jealous and bloodthirsty stepmother, Snow White flees a murder attempt and seeks shelter in the woods with seven kindly dwarfs. Feeling she is safe from harm, Snow White ... See full summary »
Marianne Christina Schilling,
The classic tale of a loveable, outcast hunchback and the gypsy girl he adores is transformed into a musical, warmhearted animated classic in this delightfully updated version of a stirring... See full summary »
I do like Jetlag's output in general, they are cute, entertaining animations that may have limitations(some same, some different) but even at their worst they are watchable. As far as Jetlag animations go I do prefer Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Magic Gift of the Snowman and Heidi but found myself disappointed for example in Alice in Wonderland. But this Snow White is still a nice version. Though it does have a couple of debits, for example I never could stand the Prince, definitely the most embarrassingly ridiculous male heroic character of the Jetlag canon and his corny dialogue provides some unintentional humour. The animation is a mixed bag for me, the facial expressions are much better than in Alice in Wonderland and there are some vibrant moments, but there are also instances where the colours could be seen as too warm and occasionally perhaps a little crude. However, the story is closer to the fairytale than Disney's(which is one of my all time favourites and I do admit I prefer it), including all of the Queen's attempts to kill Snow White, and is very charming. There is some lovely messaging such as to do with love and dreams, and the songs are sweet and catchy, my favourites being A Little Bit of Magic. The dwarfs are adorable and zany, Snow White in a way is kinder and more sympathetic than Disney's and the Queen is beautiful and imposing, even scary in her three guises. The voice acting is solid enough. Overall, I like this version, not my favourite by all means but a worthy entry in an entertaining series of low-budget animations. 7/10 Bethany Cox
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