CANNON MONTH 2: Cannon Movie Tales: Snow White (1987)

Look, if you have Diana Rigg play the evil stepmother in Snow White, there’s no way I’m going to be on the side of the heroes. Then again, how crazy is it that Sarah Patterson followed up playing Red Riding Hood in The Company of Wolves by playing Snow White*? And how amazing is it that Cannon had to rename all of the dwarves, so their names are Biddy, Kiddy, Diddy, Fiddy, Giddy, Liddy and Iddy, who is played by Billy Barty?

The King is played by Doug Sheldon, who charted with a cover of “Runaround Sue” and “Your Ma Said You Cried in Your Sleep Last Night” in 1963. He’s also in Some Girls Do and Cannon’s Appointment With Death. If you know the story of Snow White, you know that he remarries after the death of his wife and his daughter does not get along with her stepmother, who uses a poison apple to knock her out. Soon, a handsome stranger must head into the forest to bring her back to life. I mean, you know the story, right? Does Cannon? I say this because it is not a kiss that brings Snow White back from death, but her glass coffin getting knocked off a cart and the poisoned apple getting Heimlich maneuvered out of her mouth. Actually, that’s how it happens in the original book, so maybe — for once — Cannon does know more than Disney when it comes to making fairy tale movies.

This is the only Cannon Movie Tales to get a PG rating, so watch out parents! Director and writer Michael Berz also wrote Cannon’s version of Sleeping Beauty and appears in Hot Resort as Kenny, one of the many young adults trying to get laid, which one assumes is good training to be the creator of fairy tale movies.

*Nicola Stapleton from Cannon’s take on Hansel and Gretel is the young version of the heroine.

You can watch this on Tubi.

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