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Snow White is an upcoming live-action musical/fantasy adaptation of Walt Disney's 1937 animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which was based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. Production in the film began on March 1, 2022 in London, England and ended on July 8, 2022. The film is scheduled to be released on March 21, 2025.


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Production[]

According to the press release, the film will expand upon the 1937 film's story and music, and will feature new songs by songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land and The Greatest Showman).

On May 30, 2019, Marc Webb was in talks to direct this film.

On June 22, 2021, Rachel Zegler was cast as Snow White. In November 3, 2021, Gal Gadot was cast as The Evil Queen. In January 12, 2022, Andrew Burnap was cast as a new character named Jonathan who is described as a "Robin Hood-like" person who serves as Snow White's love interest and "[follows] her into battle".

Following criticism from actor Peter Dinklage over the "stereotypical portrayal of dwarfs", Disney announced that the film will replace the titular characters with "magical creatures" and that casting for them will begin shortly. Apparently, according to to the following backlash, Dinklage ignored the difference between real life humans suffering from dwarfism and the dwarfs as mythical and fantastical creatures from European fantasy, folklore and mythology. Dinklage even wrongly stated that the dwarfs of Snow White live in a "cavern" instead of a cottage in the forest. This move has been criticized by people and fans (like professional dwarf wrestler Dylan Postl, better known by his ring persona "Hornswoggle") accusing Dinklage of hypocritically virtue signaling and ignoring the source material, and criticizing his words and the resulting response from Disney for being harmful to the dwarfism community, including the potential actors for roles of the dwarfs in a film based on an established property who denounced him as "hypocritical" and "selfish" and blamed him for making them lose job possibilities. Comedian Brad Williams also expressed a similar sentiment, in that while he partly agreed with Dinklage, he stated that there are ways to work around the issue by depicting the Dwarfs as a potential love interest for Snow White and de-emphasizing the prince's role in the story, also complimenting the positive aspects of the characters: "I mean, they have jobs, you know? They got good friends. They got a house. They like to protect her. They're diamond miners, so they're rich. They're self-made, wealthy."

Despite the criticism made by Dinklage, actor Martin Klebba shared that he would be playing Grumpy, thus implying that the seven dwarfs are still going to be in the film.

On February 22, 2022, it was announced by The Disinsider that Sandy Powell, costume designer for the live-action Cinderella, has joined the crew for the film.

Production & Filming[]

Production of the film began on March 1, 2022 in London, England and ended on July 8, 2022.

Promotion[]

On September 9, 2022, a first look of the film was exclusively shown at the 2022 D23 Expo. On that same day, the official logo of the film was revealed publicly as well. Both Rachel Zegler and Gal Gadot were in attendance to represent the film.

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Trivia[]

  • Before the announcement of a straightforward, live-action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, there were reports of another live-action Disney film based on the animated feature, centered on Snow White's sister, Rose Red. However, the project appears to have been scrapped by May 29, 2021.
  • This will be the seventh Disney Princess remake, after Maleficent, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Mulan, and The Little Mermaid.
    • This is also the third Disney Princess remake to be released in the 2020's decade, after Mulan in 2020 and The Little Mermaid in 2023.
  • This is the third live-action remake to have an alternate title different from the original's title, after Maleficent for Sleeping Beauty and Peter Pan & Wendy for Peter Pan.

References[]

  1. "'Snow White' to Replace the Seven Dwarfs with Magical Creatures". The DisInsider (January 25, 2022).
  2. Moviebuff1219 (January 19, 2022). Snow White and the Seven Dwarves will start filming for Disney on March 1-July 8 in London.. Twitter. Archived from the original on January 19, 2022.
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  4. "‘West Side Story’s Rachel Zegler To Play Title Role In Disney’s Live-Action Adaptation Of Animated Classic". Deadline (June 22, 2021).
  5. "Casting Search Underway for young Snow White in Upcoming Live-Action Remake". The DisInsider(January 7, 2022).
  6. "Gal Gadot To Play Evil Queen In Disney’s Live-Action ‘Snow White’". Deadline (November 3, 2021).
  7. "Andrew Burnap Joins Rachel Zegler, Gal Gadot in Disney’s Live-Action ‘Snow White’ Remake (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter (January 12, 2022).
  8. Andrew Burnap joins Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". What's On Disney Plus(January 12, 2022). Archived from the original on January 12, 2022.
  9. "Martin Klebba Casually Confirms Role In Disney’s Live Action ‘Snow White’". The DisInsider (July 3, 2022).
  10. "‘Wicked’ Adaptation At Universal Rounds Out Inclusive All-Star Cast With Marissa Bode, Bowen Yang and Bronwyn James". Deadline (December 9, 2022).
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  13. "Marc Webb Eyed to Direct Disney's 'Snow White' Remake (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety (May 30, 2019).
  14. "Disney Assures Peter Dinklage on ‘Snow White’ Reboot: ‘We Are Taking a Different Approach’ on Dwarf Characters". The Wrap (January 25, 2022).
  15. "Peter Dinklage's Snow White Criticism Draws Ire from Actors with Dwarfism". MovieWeb (January 31, 2022).
  16. Disney Ditches Potential Dwarfism Community Actors After Peter Dinklage’s Woke Rant Over ‘Snow White’ Remake. The Alteran (January 27, 2022). Archived from the original on January 27, 2022.
  17. "I Think Folks Are Jumping The Gun Regarding Peter Dinklage's Disney Remark". Dana Loesch (January 25, 2022).
  18. "Peter Dinklage slams Disney over Snow White remake". NPR (January 26, 2022).
  19. "Peter Dinklage’s Snow White Complaint Blasted By Dwarf Performers: “He’s Trying To Take Roles Away”". Bounding Into Comics (January 31, 2022).
  20. "Disney Instantly Caves To Woke Criticism Of Live Action Snow White Film From Peter Dinklage". Bounding Into Comics (January 25, 2022).
  21. "Dwarf Actors Label Peter Dinklage's 'Snow White' Criticism as 'Selfish'". Newsweek (February 1, 2022).
  22. "Dwarf actors slam Peter Dinklage for canceling seven dwarves". Daily Mail (January 28, 2022).
  23. "Brad Williams Pitches His Fix for Controversial Snow White Remake". MovieWeb (January 27, 2022).
  24. "Brad Williams Weighs in on Peter Dinklage's Snow White Dwarf Concerns". ComicBook.com (January 26, 2022).
  25. "‘Cinderella’ Costume Designer Sandy Powell Joins ’Snow White’". The DisInsider (February 22, 2022).
  26. "Upcoming Disney Live-Action Remakes/Adaptations". The DisInsider (May 29, 2021).


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