Over the past few years The Shout Factory has emerged as a player in U.S. distribution of foreign and indie animated features. Their latest theatrical release was announced today: The Seventh Dwarf – which they will open in limited engagements in New York and Los Angeles on July 31st.
Directed by Harald Siepermann and Boris Aljinovic, and featuring a voice cast including Peyton List (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Norm MacDonald (The Middle, Saturday Night Live), with international music artists Nina Hagen and Joshua Graham, the film is described as a mash-up of classic fairytales “packed with favorite storybook characters, a winged dragon, slapstick comedy and musical sequences”.
The Seventh Dwarf is a Shout! Factory Films release. The film is rated PG and has a running time of 88 minutes. Here’s the trailer:
Synopsis: Join all seven dwarfs for an adventure as big as they are small! It’s the eve of Princess Rose’s 18th birthday. Everyone in the kingdom has come to Fantabularasa Castle to celebrate, including Snow White, the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella and Red Riding Hood. But just before the stroke of midnight Bobo, the youngest dwarf, accidentally pricks the finger of Princess Rose (a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty) with a cursed needle and sends the kingdom into a century-long slumber! To find Rose’s true love Jack to save her with a kiss, Bobo and the other six dwarfs must go on a treacherous journey, face a fiery dragon and outwit the jealous, scheming and evil witch, Dellamorta.
Written by Harald Siepermann, Daniel & Douglas Welbat, based on the characters by Otto Waalkes and Bernd Eilert, THE SEVENTH DWARF was produced by 7 Dwarves Animation Company in co-production with Cinemendo, Erfttal Film- & Fernsehproduktion, CC Medienproduktion, TransWaal Film, VIP Medienfonds 2 / V