Disney Makes Changes to ‘Snow White’ After Facing Backlash

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Snow White and Prince Charming animated

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Disney is expected to make some major changes to its oldest princess.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) was one of the first major motion films produced by Walt Disney Pictures, and its popularity is still high today. After 85 years, the film is getting a live-action remake, but we shouldn’t expect the plot to be the same.

Snow White and Prince Charming in front of Castle
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Disney’s official description for the 1937 picture reads:

The beautiful and kindhearted princess Snow White charms every creature in the kingdom except one — her jealous stepmother, the Queen. When the Magic Mirror proclaims Snow White is the fairest one of all, she must flee into the forest, where she befriends the lovable seven dwarfs — Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy and Dopey. But when the Queen tricks Snow White with an enchanted apple, only the magic of true love’s kiss can save her!

Rachel Zegler, who has been cast as Snow White in the remake, shared in a recent interview with Buzzfeed that Disney is looking to make the princess “stronger.”

Snow White blowing kisses to Rachel Zegler
Credit: Screenshot via Rachel Zegler Twitter

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“There’s not much I can say about it besides the fact that Snow White has constantly been criticized,” Zegler said. “Even though she’s the original Disney princess and we love her so much, [she’s been] criticized for existing solely for a prince, existing solely to be rescued.

“And I think that our director, Marc Webb, and everyone who’s working on this film has really taken her narrative and turned it into something that’s a lot stronger and I’m very, very excited to be able to bring that to life.

Zegler is currently trending for her starring role in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story (2021), which was just recently released. She will join Gal Gadot (Evil Queen) in the movie that is expected to be released in 2023.

Snow White
Credit: Disney (left) @rachelzegler via Instagram (right)

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While we can expect some of the same Disney magic to be involved in the film, it seems the character development for Snow White will be much different this time around compared to the original.

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