red shoes and the seven dwarfs

★★★

DIRECTOR: SungHo Hong (debut)
STARRING voice talent of: chloe grace moretz, sam claflin, gina gershon and patrick warburton

 

REVIEWER: lyall carter

Princes who have been turned into Dwarfs seek the red shoes of a lady in order to break the spell, although it will not be easy. A parody with a twist.

One of the first Disney films that I remember was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; seven funny dwarves, one really, creepy old lady queen. Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs is a colourful, fun filled reimaging of an old classic.

 

On the Fairytale Island, seven princes are transformed into dwarfs after embarrassing an angry princess, and they must set out on an impossible mission to undo the spell with a kiss from the most beautiful girl in the kingdom.

 

Meanwhile, Snow White, whose appearance is far from the perfect beauty that the Dwarfs are searching for, stumbles upon a pair of magical Red Shoes which transforms her into a beautiful girl who she never thought she could be. She escapes from the wicked Queen and somehow finds her way into the Dwarfs’ house seeking help to find her missing father.

 

Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs contains everything you and your children will love in a kids animated film and more: a great tale, hilarious characters, a cracking adventure and some pretty top notch animation to boot. 

 

Even though this Brother’s Grimm tale has become very much embedded in our culture, Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs is a new and inventive take on the story - think a blend of Snow White, Tangled and Shrek and you’re kinda on the right path.

 

I’ve gotta admit that when I saw the poster for Red Shoes I thought the animation was going to be a little sub par. But it's not. It may not have the nuanced detail of a big studio animated film, but it more than cuts the mustard with beautifully rendered 3D characters and backdrops.

 

A fun filled, animated fairy tale ride, Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs will transport you and your children on an entertaining tale of wonder.

★★★

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