The Seventh Dwarf

The Seventh Dwarf (German: Der 7bte Zwerg), is a German 3D computer-animated film, created in 2014. The film is based upon the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty and characters from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It is a sequel to the films 7 Dwarves – Men Alone in the Wood (2004) and 7 Dwarves: The Forest Is Not Enough (2006). The film was released in cinemas on 25 September 2014 in Germany and on 31 July 2015 in the United States.

The Seventh Dwarf
German theatrical poster
Der 7bte Zwerg
Directed byBoris Aljinovic,
Harald Siepermann
Produced byDouglas Welbat,
Otto Waalkes,
Bernd Eilert,
Hans-Otto Mertens,
Tilo Seiffert,
Nikolaus Lohmann,
Klaus Dohle,
Matthias Triebel,
Thilo Kleine
Written byHarald Siepermann,
Daniel Welbat,
Douglas Welbat
Story byOtto Waalkes,
Bernd Eilert,
Sven Unterwaldt Jr.
Based onSleeping Beauty
by Brothers Grimm
StarringPeyton List
Norm MacDonald
Nina Hagen
Breckin Meyer
Music byDaniel Welbat,
Stephan Gade
CinematographyJo Heim
Edited byHolger Trautmann,
Sascha Wolff-Täger
Production
company
Zipfelmützen GmbH & Co. KG
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • 25 September 2014 (2014-09-25)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryGermany
LanguageGerman

Plot

In the castle Fantabularasa there is a big celebration because of the 18th birthday of Princess Rose, who has been cursed by the evil ice fairy, Dellamorta. If she gets pricked with a sharp object before midnight, the whole kingdom will sleep for one hundred years. Thus, the princess is required to wear armor. Everything goes according to plan until clumsy Bobo, the seventh dwarf, makes a big mistake and Dellamorta's curse is fulfilled. Only with a kiss of true love the curse can be stopped, but Dellamorta captures the Kitchen Boy, Jack, who loves Rose. With the help of a dragon named Burner, the dwarves search for the "Prince Charming".

Cast

Character Voice actor
(German)
Voice actor
(English dub)
Princess Rose Mia Diekow Peyton List
Burner, the Dragon Christian Brückner Norm MacDonald
Dellamorta Nina Hagen Nina Hagen
Ritesh Accajeea 6th Dwarf Breckin Meyer
Tschakko Mirco Nontschew Matt Gilbert
Cloudy Boris Aljinovic Al Parrish
Sunny Ralf Schmitz Geoff May
Cooky Gustav Peter Wöhler Joe Marth
Speedy Martin Schneider Cameron Elvin
Ralphy Norbert Heisterkamp Peter Karwowski
Jack, the Kitchen Boy Henning Nöhren James Frantowski
Snow White Cosma Shiva Hagen Lindsay Goodtimes
King Peter Weck Dave Pender

Reviews

Deutsche Zwerge-Fans dürften nach sieben Jahren Wartezeit enttäuscht sein, denn der animierte Film ist zwar kindgerechter als die ersten beiden Filme, bietet dabei allerdings (noch) weniger witzige Momente.
German ‘Dwarves fans’ are likely to be disappointed after seven years of waiting, because although the animated film is more aimed at children than the first two films, it has (even) less funny moments.

Filmstarts.de[1]

Die Fans der Realfilme sollten sich klar sein, dass Der 7bte Zwerg in seinem Humor gemäßigter ist. Nina Hagen spielt die Hexe mit herrlicher Bösartigkeit. Unterm Strich gilt: Flotte Unterhaltung für Kids.
The fans of Real Movies should be conscient that ‘The 7th Dwarf’ is more moderate in its humor. Nina Hagen plays the witch with great viciousness. The bottom line is: Fast entertainment for kids.

Kritiken.de[2]

Trivia

  • The film started on 25 September 2014 in the German cinemas.
  • The 7th Dwarf is in his three-part series the first film, which was animated. Almost all performers of the first two films gave their characters their voices.
  • The orthography of the German title of the film is wrong. The correctly written title would be "Der 7. Zwerg" or "Der 7te Zwerg".
  • The film brought with 406,000 viewers so far about 2,600,000 Euros.
  • The director Harald Siepermann died in February 2013 during the production of the film.

Soundtrack

Der 7bte Zwerg - Das Album
Soundtrack album by
Released26 September 2014 (2014-09-26)
GenreSoundtrack
LabelUniversal Music
Track list (Soundtrack)[3]
  1. ‘Hauptthema I’
  2. ‘Bakery Song’ (Kuchenback Lied)
  3. ‘Kuchenschlacht’
  4. ‘Hey, Dwarves ...’ (Hey Zwerge)
  5. ‘Ankunft im Schloss’
  6. ‘Happy Birthday’
  7. ‘Dellamorta's Tango’
  8. ‘Waffen!’
  9. ‘Merman Rap’ (Meermänner Rap)
  10. ‘Freundschaft’
  11. ‘Take a Chance’ (Gib dir ne Chance)
  12. ‘Pfeifen & Barbershop’
  13. ‘Fairy Tales’ (Manchmal werden Märchen wahr)
  14. ‘Size Doesn't Matter’
  15. ‘Burner entdeckt Bubi’
  16. ‘Schlittenfahrt’
  17. ‘Der Hoftüftler’
  18. ‘Das Drachentor’
  19. ‘Geh nicht weiter’
  20. ‘Schlosswalzer’
  21. ‘Der Fluch’
  22. ‘Eisriese’
  23. ‘Hauptthema II’

References

  1. Kritik von Björn Becher from Filmstarts.de. Retrieved 27 May 2015
  2. Kritik von Peter Osteried from Kritiken.de. Retrieved 27 May 2015
  3. Der 7bte Zwerg - Das Album (Amazon.com)
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