ⓘ Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs


ⓘ Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs

Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs is a 2019 South Korean animated fantasy film produced by Fine cut. Based on the German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, it is a CGI film which attracted negative attention due to the perceived promtion of fat shaming as a main premise of the plot.


1. Plot

A curse turns 7 boastful princes into dwarfs until they find a beautiful princess who would restore their appearances with a kiss. At the same time Snow White, an overweight princess, finds a pair of magic shoes that transform her into a thin stereotypical looking princess.

Snow White flees from her stepmother and witch Regina, who wants to get them back so she would be young again, and eventually met the dwarfs. They decide to protect her, now under the alias of "Red Shoes", from the Stepmother’s minions and help her find her father, hoping that it would make them win her heart and a curse-breaking kiss. The princess grows specially closer with the leader of the group, Merlin, but cant break his curse.

Later Regina captures her. Back in the castle, she transforms her stepdaughter into a magical tree capable of producing a new pair of shoes. The 7 princes assault her castle to rescue Snow and Merlin is forced to sacrifice himself to defeat the witch. The kiss of the crying Snow White, now in her original form, breaks the curse and restores his life.


2. Controversy

The movie was criticized by critics and audiences for promoting fat shaming Chloe Grace Moretz, who portrayed Snow White, was mortified by the marketing that she felt did not reflect the actual films message.


3. Cast

  • Patrick Warburton as Magic Mirror
  • Gina Gershon as Regina
  • Chloe Grace Moretz as Snow White
  • Simon Kassianides as Arthur
  • Sam Claflin as Merlin
  • Jim Rash as Prince Average