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Snow White[2] is an upcoming live-action musical/fantasy adaptation of Walt Disney's 1937 animated feature film of the same name, based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. Production in the film began on March 1, 2022 in London, England and is scheduled to end on July 8, 2022.[3] The film is expected to be released sometime in 2023.[1][4]

Cast

Development

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).[4]

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

On June 22, 2021, Rachel Zegler was cast as Snow White.[8] In November 3, 2021, Gal Gadot was cast as The Evil Queen.[9] 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".[10]

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.[11] 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 signalling 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 loose job possibilities.[12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19] 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."[20][21]

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

Production & Filming

Production in the film began on March 1, 2022 in London, England and is scheduled to end on July 8, 2022.[3]

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.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Snow White - IMDb
  2. "Snow White to Replace the Seven Dwarfs with Magical Creatures". DisInsider (January 25, 2022). Retrieved on March 17, 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Filming dates
  4. 4.0 4.1 Disney Developing Live-Action 'Snow White' (Exclusive)
  5. Casting Search Underway for young Snow White in Upcoming Live-Action Remake
  6. Andrew Burnap Joins Rachel Zegler, Gal Gadot in Disney’s Live-Action ‘Snow White’ Remake (Exclusive)
  7. Martin Klebba Casually Confirms Role In Disney’s Live Action ‘Snow White’
  8. ‘West Side Story’s Rachel Zegler To Play Title Role In Disney’s Live-Action Adaptation Of Animated Classic
  9. Gal Gadot To Play Evil Queen In Disney’s Live-Action ‘Snow White’
  10. Andrew Burnap joins Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"
  11. Taylor, Drew (January 25, 2022). "Disney Assures Peter Dinklage on ‘Snow White’ Reboot: ‘We Are Taking a Different Approach’ on Dwarf Characters". The Wrap.
  12. https://movieweb.com/dwarf-actors-peter-dinklage-refute-comments/
  13. https://thealteran.com/disney-ditches-potential-dwarfism-community-actors-after-peter-dinklages-woke-rant-over-snow-white-remake/
  14. https://danaloesch.substack.com/p/i-think-folks-are-jumping-the-gun
  15. https://www.npr.org/2022/01/26/1075761231/peter-dinklage-disney
  16. https://boundingintocomics.com/2022/01/31/peter-dinklages-snow-white-complaint-blasted-by-dwarf-performers-hes-trying-to-take-roles-away/
  17. https://boundingintocomics.com/2022/01/25/disney-instantly-caves-to-woke-criticism-of-live-action-snow-white-film-from-peter-dinklage/
  18. https://www.newsweek.com/peter-dinklage-called-selfish-dwarf-actors-over-snow-white-criticism-1674923#aoh=16456773827861&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=Da%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.newsweek.com%2Fpeter-dinklage-called-selfish-dwarf-actors-over-snow-white-criticism-1674923
  19. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10449549/Dwarf-actors-slam-Peter-Dinklage-canceling-seven-dwarves.html
  20. "Brad Williams Pitches His Fix for Controversial Snow White Remake" (en-US). MovieWeb (2022-01-27).
  21. "Brad Williams Weighs in on Peter Dinklage's Snow White Dwarf Concerns" (en). Movies.


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Media
Film: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Video/Soundtrack) • Snow White

Television: A Poem Is...
Video games: Game Boy Color gameKingdom Hearts Birth by SleepKingdom Hearts χKingdom Hearts Unchained χ/Union χDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Books: Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked QueenRoyal WeddingsDisney Princess Beginnings
Cancelled projects: Snow White ReturnsAtari 2600 video gameThe Seven DwarfsRose Red

Disney Parks
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Entertainment: Cinderella's Surprise CelebrationCinderellabration: Lights of RomanceDisney Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicDream Along with MickeyFantasmic!Golden Fairytale FanfareMickey and the Wondrous BookMickey's Magical Music WorldMickey's Gift of DreamsMickey's Magical CelebrationOnce Upon a MouseOne Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On!Royal Princess Music CelebrationSingin', Dancin', Heigh Ho!Snow White: An Enchanting MusicalThe Golden MickeysThe Starlit Princess WaltzVillains Tonight!
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Summer: Club Mouse BeatMickey's WaterWorks
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Christmas: Disney Christmas StoriesMickey's Most Merriest CelebrationRoyal Christmas Wishes

Characters
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Snow WhiteThe Evil QueenThe PrinceThe HuntsmanDocGrumpyHappyBashfulSleepySneezyDopeyForest AnimalsRavenVultures

Deleted: The First KingThe First Queen

Objects
Magic MirrorPoisoned AppleHeart Box
Locations
The Queen's CastleCottage of the Seven DwarfsDwarfs' MineThe ForestThe Prince's Castle
Songs
Original: I'm WishingOne SongWith a Smile and a SongWhistle While You WorkHeigh HoBluddle-Uddle-Um-DumThe Silly SongSomeday My Prince Will Come

Deleted: Music in Your SoupYou're Never Too Old
Other Songs: Welcome to the KingdomWill I Ever See Her Again?

See Also
Unused DwarfsMerchandiseLegacyMusical (Soundtrack) • Disney Sing Along Songs: Heigh-HoSnow White ReturnsOne Hour in WonderlandThe Walt Disney Christmas ShowThe 7D
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