So, in my last post I shared that we didn’t get to watch Red Shoes and The Seven Dwarfs the night we originally planned but that doesn’t mean that we didn’t sit and watch it in time to deliver this review to you! In fact, JustaBXgirl has watched the movie numerous times.
There are so many messages in this film. My favorite being that everyone is walking around with their own curses. I’m big on breaking generational curses and this reminded me that we don’t always know the curses that others are carrying. This fairy tale isn’t the normal princess needs saving type. This is a we all can use help and when we find our village we each have a role in the saving!
The message that JustaBXgirl got out of the movie was “Do Not Give Up.” Either way, you watch it, the messages of this movie are great lessons for 2020. A lot of times this year, we are feeling isolated and alone. When we find our squad, things get easier even if we are still carrying our curses!
Other than being filled with messages, the movie was filled with action and laughter. The colors were vibrant, the characters were special and felt multifaceted. Arthur was one of my favorites. I really liked seeing his ego and insecurities each find their ways to shine.
You already know that I enjoy being able to have teachable moments in all that JustaBXgirl and I do. This film is filled with those. It’s the type that you can watch over and over again and find different things to discuss each time.
Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs, premiered on Digital and On Demand September
18th and became 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.
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.
The Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the price of $21.99
and $19.98, respectively.
BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES
“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