"With a charming story that already draws an audience through its cast of beloved characters"

The tradition of the fairy tale, an oral tradition, has meant that every narrator has reinvented the tale. From Brothers Grimm to Disney, the stories, which every child holds dear, have morphed with the times and bended to a purpose. Their characters and basic narrative structure survives but the lesson or tone changes -- in most cases from their extremely macabre origins to Disney’s Happily Ever After brand.

Fairytale: Story of The Seven Dwarves reinvents the story yet again, bringing together all who dwell in the pages of fairy tales in a bid to tell a new narrative. Here we see Sleeping Beauty’s tale of cursed youth meeting Snow White’s seven saviours in the form of the Dwarves.

In an unfortunate series of events, Bobo, the youngest of the dwarves, accidently pricks Sleeping Beauty’s finger and sends the kingdom into a century long sleep. It is up to the dwarves to band together and retrieve the only one who can break the curse, her one true love Jack, from the clutches of the Ice Queen.

It is a story of teamwork and courage that reiterates the fact that a hero can come in any shape or size. It also teaches children to never judge a book by its cover, and that the most unlikely of people can become friends: if you are kind, you might just make friends with a tap-dancing dragon.

With a charming story that already draws an audience through its cast of beloved characters, it is not quite on the same level as Disney (although it is unfair to even make the comparison). It lacks the pristine polish of the bigger studio pieces with character movement at times feeling robotic, with unnatural lulls in dialogue. However, these shortcomings do not spoil the fun and, overall, the kiddies will be entertained by this colourful fairy tale mash-up. Adults will, to an extent, be forgiving and somewhat grateful for moments of humour that keep them entertained – for one, there’s a subtle ‘that’s what she said’ joke in there.