A queen is so vain she needs the magical mirror the Black Knight forged to tell her daily she's the belle of the realm. When it adds Snowwhite, the king's heiress, has grown even more ... See full summary »
Thought to have been murdered by her evil stepmother, Snow White lives happily in the woods with the Seven Dwarfs. The Queen, discovering Snow White is still alive, plots to destroy the ... See full summary »
Mary Jo Salerno,
Two students dissect the dead body of a pregnant woman to turn her unborn baby into a dark magic charm which they believe can grant their wishes. Not only does the magic not work, but they are also haunted by the ghost of the dead woman.
This Snow White is not up there with Golden Films' finest with Thumbelina, Little Mermaid and Pinocchio. However, it is better than their versions of Anastasia and Jungle Book, and is still a charming version regardless. Although the character designs have moments of stiffness, the backgrounds and colours are vibrant enough and smooth, while the music right from the beautiful title song to the use of classical music like the New World Symphony, Peer Gynt, Polotsvian Dances and Ride of the Valkyries is just great(even if I am not the biggest fan of the Dwarfs' song). The story has a lot of charm and is a little more faithful and not as dark as Disney's(if not as timeless), while the writing is simple but not overly so. The characters engage, the dwarfs are adorable and have good personalities, Snow White is both beautiful and likable and while not as subtly chilling as Disney's version the Wicked Queen makes for an effective villainess, with her voice actress sounding as though she's relishing the role. Overall, a charming version. 8/10 Bethany Cox
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