KIDS FIRST! Movie Review – The Seventh Dwarf

Posted by Dani Gurrie in Blog, Mid Week Minute, Picks of the Week, Picks of the Week, Things to do on Mon, Aug 31, 2015

THeSeventhDwarfThe Seventh Dwarf – A Delightful New Twist on an Old Story

This hilarious mash-up of the best classic fairy tales will delight both young and old. With a winged dragon, a brave little dwarf and toe-tapping songs, it’s a film you can share with your younger kids as well as your older ones. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Michelle C. comments, “I watched this movie along with my little sister and she loved it.” Morgan B., age 10, adds, “There are cute and funny dwarfs in this all new adventure. This new story line is adorable and fun for the whole family.” Brook S., age 9 also commented, “The Seventh Dwarf is an outstanding movie. It is full of comedy, adventure, music and dancing. The actors have great comedic timing and they amazed me with their singing performances.”

The Seventh Dwarf
By Morgan B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 10

MorganBertschThere are cute and funny dwarfs in this all new adventure. This new story line is adorable and fun for the whole family.
BoBo, the smallest Dwarf, is played Joshua Graham and he is my favorite character. His clumsiness leads the story line through its many adventures. The message is “Hero’s come in all sizes” – which is a great message.

Peyton List voices the famous Sleeping Beauty and she has been updated. Although there are many plans in place to protect her, she still cannot escape pricking her finger and falling into a dead sleep.

Norman MacDonald portrays Burner, the dragon. He is fierce and quirky. His voice matches perfectly with his character. Then, of course, there is the dancing. This is one of my favorite scenes and we learn that Burner is great dancer.
The music is catchy and I found myself still singing the songs the next day. They are original songs with great uplifting lyrics. There are many belly laughing moments.

The graphics are classic animation style done in German 3D computer animation. It is bright and colorful. The backgrounds and castle scenes are very detailed. Each character is well thought out with each matching its own unique personalities. Every fairy tale needs a villain and her name is Dellamorta (Nina Hagen). The movie all flows beautifully but this charter is done in a completely different style which makes her seem oddly out of place.

The story line is easy to follow and full of surprises. Many different characters show up from various fairy tales. The story is based loosely on Sleeping Beauty with many twists and turns. The characters are much different from the original versions we all know and love. There are several new ones you will be adding to your favorites list.
The Dwarfs have all new names with different traits and personalities. Their differences help them as they try to rescue Princess Rose and everyone in the castle from the evil sleeping spell. They must go on a quest in search of her true love.

This movie has many messages including 1) Don’t be afraid to be who you are, 2) Believe in yourself and 3) Don’t judge people before you really get to know them.
I recommend this movie to ages 5 to 8. It is definitely most suitable for a younger audience.

This movie gets 4 ½ toe tapping stars. It is sure to put a smile on your face and many new songs in your heart. It has a limited release in local theaters beginning July 31, 2015 and will be available on DVD August 18.

The Seventh Dwarf
By Michelle C., KIDS FIRST! Critic, age 16

I watched this movie along with my little sister and she loved it! It’s a pretty basic story but the film makes it interesting and funny.

The Seventh Dwarf is a family film adventure in which cute little dwarves Bobo, Tschakko, Cloudy, Sunny, Cookie, Speedy and Ralfie embark on a journey to save the beautiful and fabulous Snow White. It’s the night before Princess Rose’s 18th birthday and everyone in the kingdom went to the Fantabularasa Castle to celebrate including Snow White, the Seven Dwarves, Cinderella and Red Riding Hood.

Everything is going swell until, just before the clock strikes midnight, Bobo, the youngest dwarf, accidentally pricks Princess Rose’s (a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty) finger with a cursed needle and sends the entire kingdom into a slumber that is a century long. Yikes! The dwarves fall into a huge complication where they must find Rose’s true love, Jack, to save her with a kiss! In this tricky and insane journey, they face a fierce and blazing dragon and even defeat the evil, ugly witch, Dellamorta.

In this tale, they combine all of our favorite kid fairy tales into one and do great job at it! The only cons are the songs that they sing. You’ll find it nearly impossible to get them out of your head afterwards! Pretty tedious if you ask me. What makes The Seventh Dwarf so enjoyable is the quality of it all. All of the colorful characters bring fascinating adventure and writing that directs both children and parents effortlessly.

The Seventh Dwarf is rated PG for its thematic elements and some suggestive material. I rate this film four out of five stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 12.

The Seventh Dwarf
By Brooke S. , KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Age 9


BrookeThe Seventh Dwarf is an outstanding movie. It is full of comedy, adventure, music and dancing. The actors have great comedic timing and they amazed me with their singing performances. I have to commend the directors for bringing these characters to life.

The Seventh Dwarf is an animated film directed by Boris Alijinovic and Harald Siepermann. I really enjoyed the movie. It is hysterical. The movie is about Princess Rose (Peyton List), who has an 18th birthday celebration and accidentally pricks her finger on a needle that is held by Bobo and cursed by the evil queen, Dellamorta. The needle puts her immediately into a deep sleep. After Princess Rose falls asleep, Bobo then accidentally puts the rest of the castle into a slumber. The only way to get Princess Rose to awaken is by a “true love’s kiss”.

The film takes place at a castle. There is a party thrown for Princess Rose and all of her fairytale friends attend: Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood, The Wolf, Cinderella, The Seven Dwarfs and others. The main characters are the Seven Dwarfs but, they have different names than we are used to. There is Cookie, Sunny, Cloudy, Ralphy, Speedy, Tschakko and Bobo. Bobo is the clumsy one of the group. Every time his shoelaces come undone, something bad happens. Even though the evil witch, Dellamorta and her dragon, Burner are not invited to the celebration, she makes a grand appearance anyway. The dwarfs are taken on an adventure when they set out to find Jack who is the only one who can wake up princess Rose with a “true love’s kiss”. The dwarfs get into so many sticky situations along their journey to find Jack. Finally, they find Jack and they hurry back to see if the “true love’s kiss” will save Princess Rose. You’ll have to watch the movie to find out.

My favorite part of this movie is when the dragon, Burner shows Bobo one of his favorite things he likes to do. He asks Bobo to promise not to laugh. After he shows Bobo his secret, their new friendship takes a bad turn. Soon afterwards, Bobo and the Dwarfs make Burner feel better and they end up being best friends. My favorite character is Bobo because he is always happy and is hilarious.

The message of the film is: As long as you have friends by your side, you can accomplish anything.

I rate this movie four out of five stars and recommend it for ages 4 to 18 as well as adults.

Credit: KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions

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Dani Gurrie is the founder of Tots2Tweens, a wife to Ashley and mom to Cooper and Brodie. She spends most of her days trying to find the ultimate kids-related thing that mom's will love...just to share it with her world.

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