I am hoping to be pleasantly surprised…
If you know me I love a good fairy tale story. Even better if the movie is animated and safe enough for my whole family to watch. That’s why when I saw this trailer for Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs I got a little excited. You can read the movie synopsis and watch the trailer below. I am a little unsure about Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs though after watching the trailer. Haha!
The movie seems like a mix of shallow Hal and Shrek to me. In this story, the red apple that is supposed to poison Snow White is actually a pair of shoes that turns her into a beautiful princess. (It looks like she loses a couple of sizes when she puts the shoes on…) Also, 7 Princes are turned into green dwarfs and think they need to be kissed by a Princess so they can be changed back. Per the synopsis, the movie is supposed to promote body positivity, but I am not getting that vibe from the trailer. So now I am interested in the movie to see how they actually incorporate that message into the movie.
What do you think? Watch the trailer below and let me know your thoughts!
A classic fairy tale gets a modern twist in the action-packed animated adventure Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs, premiering on Digital and On Demand September 18 and available to own on Blu-ray™ and DVD September 22 from Lionsgate. Chloë Grace Moretz (Bolt, Inside Out), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games series), Gina Gershon (TV’s “Riverdale”), Patrick Warburton (TV’s “Family Guy,” The Emperor’s New Groove), and Jim Rash (TV’s “Community”) lend their vocal talents to this humorous and heartwarming retelling of the Snow White fable, only this time it’s the princess who must save the prince(s) – all seven of them! This family-friendly film has “a strong body-positive theme that emphasizes the beauty of characters of all shapes and sizes” (Common Sense Media), and received the Dove Seal of Approval for All Ages.
This outrageous fairy tale spoof starts as Snow White steals a pair of red shoes that transform her into a princess. Meanwhile, a witch’s curse turns seven brave princes into dwarfs, forcing them to seek out the princess, hoping for a kiss to break their spell. Together, they must face Snow White’s wicked stepmother – who will stop at nothing to get her precious shoes back – and, along the way, learn that true beauty lies within!
Premiering on Digital and On-Demand in Homes and Castles Far, Far Away September 18 on Blu-ray™, and DVD September 22
BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES
Go behind the scenes of this must-own animated adventure with enchanting Blu-ray and DVD bonus features, including two “making-of” featurettes and two music videos featuring the all-new original songs! The Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.
- “The Making of Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs” Featurette
- “From Storyboard to Animation: Creating Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs” Featurette
- “Start of Something Right” Music Video
- “Something So Beautiful” Music Video
Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs was directed by Sung-ho Hong, and features character design and animation direction from Jin Kim, who worked on Disney’s animated classics Fantasia 2000, Frozen II, and Tangled. Music is by Primetime Emmy® award-winning composer Geoff Zanelli (2006, Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, “Into the West”; Emmy® nomination: 2010, Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, “The Pacific”), whose theatrical work includes Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Voice direction is from Tony Bancroft, the director of Disney’s Mulan. It was produced by Locus Animation Studio.