Snow White (1995 film)
|Directed by||Toshiyuki Hiruma
|Produced by||Mark Taylor|
|Written by||Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm (authors)|
|Based on||Snow White by The Brothers Grimm|
|Distributed by||GoodTimes Entertainment|
|April 27, 1995 (USA)|
Originally released directly to video in 1995, Snow White is a 46-minute animated film based on the classic story, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by the Brothers Grimm. The movie was produced by Jetlag Productions and was distributed to DVD in 2002 by GoodTimes Entertainment as part of their "Collectible Classics" line.
In a faraway kingdom live a handsome and courageous king and his lovely and gentle queen. They are the joy of the kingdom and their love brings happiness to the land and all its people. They have a beautiful daughter with lips as red as blood, hair as black as ebony, and skin as white as snow. They name her "Snow White." Sadly, shortly after Snow White was born, her mother, the queen, dies, and the king remarries.
Although the new queen is truly beautiful, she is a vain and evil woman. When the king dies while fighting in a war in a faraway land, the new queen does not shed a single tear and uses the opportunity to tax the people heavily in order to buy new beauty potions for herself. She has dozens of mirrors in which to see her beautiful face. But her favorite one is a magic mirror which always speaks the absolute truth. Whenever the vain queen asks the mirror who the loveliest in the land is, she always expects to be told that it is her.
One day, however, the Evil Queen is shocked to hear a new answer, that Snow White is the loveliest in the land. Angered, the Evil Queen sends for her royal huntsman and orders him to murder Snow White so that she can again be the loveliest in the land. The huntsman, unable to harm Snow White, tells her to run deep into the dark forest and never return. Snow White, frightened, obeys and runs through the scary woods. While running, she bumps into a handsome young prince hunting in the forest. He immediately falls in love with her, but she is more concerned about getting as far away from her stepmother as possible. The prince vows to see her again and hopes to marry her.
Snow White continues to run until she finds a small cottage in the midst of the forest. Tired by the shock and after such a long run, Snow White decides to enter the cottage, have something to eat and take some rest on the small beds. Shortly after Snow White falls asleep, the owners of the cottage, seven little dwarfs appear and are surprised by their visitor. Snow White convinces them to allow her to stay in their cottage.
Unfortunately, the vain queen soon learns from her magic mirror about the huntsman's betrayal and that Snow White is still alive, so she decides to take it upon herself to kill the princess. The Evil Queen goes to the dwarfs' cottage in disguise to kill Snow White. The first time she goes as an old beggar woman and ties laces around Snow White's neck, which makes her unable to breathe. However, the Dwarfs come home and untie the laces, saving Snow White's life. The second time the Evil Queen goes disguised as old man and puts a poison comb in Snow White's hair, but the Dwarfs come to Snow White's rescue once again. The third time the Evil Queen is disguised as a little village girl selling apples. She offers Snow White half of a poisoned apple, and when Snow White bites into it, she falls to the ground, seemingly dead. This time, the dwarfs are unable to save Snow White.
Heartbroken, they place her in a glass coffin. The prince finds the coffin and asks the dwarfs if Snow White could be taken to his castle, for he hopes to find someone to revive her. When his servants lift Snow White out of the coffin, the piece of poisoned apple lodged in Snow White's throat falls from her mouth and she awakens. Upon learning that Snow White is alive, the Evil Queen flies into a terrible rage and begins smashing all her mirrors. When she tries to smash her magic mirror, it comes to life and traps her in its realm forever, and she is never seen again. Snow White and the prince are married and they live happily ever after.
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- Scott Swanson
- Venus Terzo
- Louise Vallance
- Wanda Wilkinson
- Dale Wilson
- Frank Welker
- "The Power of Love"
- "Hip, Hip Hooray!"
- "A Little Bit of Magic" (sung by Wendy K. Hamilton)
- List of animated feature films
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the original fairy tale
- Brothers Grimm
- Jetlag Productions
- Snow White at the Internet Movie Database
- Snow White at AllMovie
- Snow White at the Big Cartoon Database