As important as it is to remember that there were fairytales before “The Disney Version,” there’s little else to recommend the German animated take on Snow White, “The Seventh Dwarf.”
For starters, it’s not about Snow White. She’s just a short-skirted tart who is the real heroine’s BFF. That would be Princess Rose (Peyton List), about the celebrate her 18th birthday.
But as Red Riding Hood TV covers the big party, Rose pricks her finger and dozes off, becoming Sleeping Beauty.
She needs a “Kiss of True Love” to rescue her. And the clumsy dwarfs –Speedy, et al, different names from the Disney take on the tale — have to save her, since Bobo, the youngest, pretty much caused this calamity.
Norm MacDonald voices a dragon — yeah, there’s a dragon in this one. And there are songs — forgettable ditties about how “It’s a Pretty Good Day for Cake.”
The computer animation is of the Pixar 1.0 variety — the message, “We’re small, but that means nothing at all.”
Which you could say about the movie, as well, a time-filler for bored 5 year-olds, nothing more.
MPAA Rating: unrated, G-worthy
Cast: The voices of Peyton List, Norm MacDonald, Cameron Elvin, others
Credits: Directed by Boris Aljinovic, Harald Siepermann, script by Harald Siepermann, Daniel Welbat and Douglas Welbat. A Shout Factory release.
Running time: 1:27