Shout! Factory & kaboom! Entertainment Review & Giveaway
Get ready! An all new motion picture from Shout! Factory is being released this week.
The Seventh Dwarf is being released in stores everywhere on August 18, 2015.
It will be available on DVD and 2-Disc Blu-Ray™ 3D Combo pack (with 2D Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital Copy). It will also be available for download on iTunes.
This fairy tale mash-up of all the classics (Snow White, Rapunzel, and more) is sure to delight children of all ages…and some adults too!
This highly anticipated CG-Animated Motion Picture was directed by Harald Siepermann (Tarzan, Enchanted) and Boris Aljinovic.
The Seventh Dwarf also features an all-star voice cast:
Peyton List – who plays Princess Rose, is best known for her role on the hit Disney series Jessie (2011).
You can link to her facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/peyton.list
Norm MacDonald – who plays Burner the Dragon in this film, is best known for his role in The Middle and on Saturday Night Live.
He has an extensive list of movie appearances/ voice overs. you can find more info here: Norm’s Filmography
Nina Hagen – Nina plays Dellamorta in this movie, and in a few images I have found online, she sometimes even looks like her character.
Joshua Graham – plays Bobo in the movie. I could not find any other information about this actor.
The Seventh Dwarf is a German 3D computer animated film, created and released in 2014. The Seventh Dwarf is also considered to be a sequel to the films 7 Dwarves – Men Alone in the Wood (2004) and 7 Dwarves: The Forest Is Not Enough (2006).
The movie starts with the tale of Princess Rose (aka Rapunzel) and protecting her from the dreaded spell cast by Dellamorta (you know the spell, the one where she pricks her finger and falls into a deep sleep). She finally makes it to her 18th birthday and there is a HUGE celebration at Fantabularasa ( try saying that 3 times fast!) Castle where all the important fairy tale characters are sure to be in attendance.
(I loved the commentary by Red Riding Hood and the Wolf!)
Just before the clock strikes twelve, the accident prone and youngest dwarf Bobo, accidentally pricks the finger of Princess Rose and Dellamorta’s evil curse is unleashed, sending the kingdom into a century-long slumber!
It is up to Bobo and the other 6 unique and eccentric dwarves to set out on a journey to find Princess Rose’s one true love, Jack. Jack is the only one who can break the spell with true love’s kiss.
Movie Runtime is 88 minutes. MPAA Rating: PG.
I’ll admit that we are sometimes reluctant to watch movies that have not been made by Disney, Dreamworks, Pixar etc.
It’s not that I have anything against other companies, it’s just that we have seen movies in great packaging and then gotten the movie home and been thoroughly disappointed. Mainly because the kids get bored with the story or the movies themselves are just plain horrible, whether it be the animation, characters, etc.
I had heard mention of this movie online and even saw a preview for it. My first thought was “oh no” another movie with fairy tale creatures. But, as the preview continued, I found myself wanting to watch this movie with my kids.
I can honestly say, I was absolutely thrilled when I was approached to review it.
And be able to host a giveaway for my readers!
When the movie starts I was incredibly impressed with the animation, wonderful quality. I cannot wait to watch it in 3-D!
The story line is one we have not seen before and the characters are definitely unique. You easily get swept away in to the land of fairy tales where you keep rooting for Bobo all along the way.
There are many funny parts in this movie, a few lessons to be learned, and some new characters (like a purple walrus!).
We really enjoyed watching this movie as a family. Spending quality time with your kids is important. And while I try to limit screen time with my kids, I definitely enjoy watching a good movie with them.
(good = moral, good clean humour, no extremely sad parts)
I can admit that the songs are catchy and you’ll be finding yourself humming them the next day!
My son, who is 7, loved that the dragon started out as a bad guy but turned into a good guy. My daughter, who is 6, loved the part when the dwarves fell on top of each other.
My only negative comments on the movie are that I was not crazy about Dellamorta. The voice did not (IMHO) fit the animation….either the animation needed to look older or the voice needed to sound younger. Nothing against Nina Hagen as her voice is great for playing an evil witch, it’s just that it did not fit the animation in this case. She sounds like a cross between Ursula (from The Little Mermaid) and Yzma (The Emporer’s New Groove).
My only other unfavorable comment is that the dwarf characters could have had a bit more personality/better animation. I think a bit more time/effort into these characters and the movie would have been that much better. I do understand that Bobo is the main dwarf but, I just think the other 6 should have been given a bit more attention in detail.
Now it is time for you to have a chance to own the dvd for your family!
This giveaway runs from August 17th, 2015 to September 7th, 2015.
This giveaway is only open to Canadian residents.
My apologies to those of you following from other parts of the world! More giveaways will be coming soon!
Email has been sent to the winner.
Was it you?
You can learn more about Shout! Factory by visiting them online:
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/shoutfactoryofficial
Twitter page: https://twitter.com/ShoutFactory
You can learn more about kaboom! Entertainment by visiting them online:
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/kabooment
Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/kaboomkids
*Please note: While I received a free copy of this dvd, I did not receive further compensation for writing this review.
All opinions expressed in this blog post are that of myself and my family.
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