Disney’s Live-Action “Snow White” to Feature Altered Storyline and Characters

Disney’s trend of “destroying the original” in live-action film adaptations seems to continue.

The upcoming film “Snow White,” set to be released in 2024, will be adapted in a radical and modern way, just like the recently released “The Little Mermaid.”


Firstly, Colombian-American actress Rachel Zegler has been cast as the main character, Snow White. In the original, Snow White is depicted as a character with fair snow-like skin, red lips, and black hair. Rachel Zegler, a Latina, differs significantly from this visual representation. The public has been criticizing Disney for destroying the original.

However, that’s not all. Disney announced that in 2022, the seven dwarfs would also appear differently. This decision was made due to criticism from actor Peter Dinklage, who has dwarfism, arguing that portraying a character with dwarfism may cause discomfort to individuals with the condition.


In January 2022, Peter Dinklage expressed his surprise through various media outlets, saying, “I was quite surprised to learn that Disney is proud to cast a Latin actress as Snow White. However, they are still telling the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The story featuring the seven dwarfs is regressive in this day and age.”

Disney, considering Peter Dinklage’s opinion, later announced that they would redefine the seven dwarf characters and stated that they would not reinforce the stereotype from the original animation, in agreement with the dwarf community.


The essential elements of the original “Snow White,” such as the cottage in the forest, the magic mirror, and the poisoned apple, will still appear in the live-action. However, the public continues to criticize whether characters and stories that are completely different from the original can be said to be remakes.

Meanwhile, the Disney live-action musical film “The Little Mermaid” is being highly praised. African-American actress Halle Bailey portrays the main character, Ariel, and the storyline has also been modernized to some extent.

Source: Daum.

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