Seventh Dwarf, The 3D

Featured In Issue 199, September 2015

3D Picture5+
WSR Score5
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The CG-animated The Seventh Dwarf is a comedic mash-up of the best classic fairytales, packed with beloved storybook characters and toe-tapping songs. Join all seven dwarfs on the eve of Princess Rose's 18th birthday. Everyone in the Kingdom has come to Fantabularasa Castle to celebrate, including Snow White, the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, and Red Riding Hood. But just before the stroke of midnight, Bobo, the youngest dwarf, accidentally pricks the finger of Princess Rose (Sleeping Beauty) with a cursed needle and sends the Kingdom into a century-long slumber. To find Rose's true love, Jack, to save her with a kiss, Bobo and the other six dwarfs must go on a treacherous journey, face a fiery dragon, and outwit the jealous, scheming and evil witch, Dellamorta. (Gary Reber)

Special features include character profiles (HD 05:00), fairytales with Peyton List and Norm Macdonald (HD 02:09), sing-alongs, a downloadable Royal Birthday Invitation, and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 1.84:1 1080p MVC 3D picture is absolutely enchanting! The CG-animated 3D is effectively dimensional, with wonderful visual perspectives. Depth is excellent, and there is the occasional but effective out-of-screen effects that add visual impact. Character weight is well rendered with realistic volume. The color palette is beautifully saturated with vibrant and rich hues and is warmly hued. Contrast is superb with deep, solid blacks and shadow definition. The animation exhibits incredible resolution with fine detail exhibited throughout in characters, foregrounds, and backgrounds. This is a magnificent animated 3D picture that is absolutely visually engaging. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is fabulous, with a dynamic presence and holosonic® soundfield with aggressive, directionalized surrounds. Atmospherics and sound effects are effectively defining of the soundfield for an animated movie. From nuanced low-level sounds to powerful sound effects, the storytelling progresses engagingly. Sound effects and music are punctuated with at times deep, powerful .1 LFE bass. As well, the dragon is often presented with rumbling bass, which is effective. The music score is wonderful and well recorded with a wide and deep soundstage that extends aggressively to the surrounds, fully enveloping the soundfield. The songs are enchanting and are sure to entertain the entire family. Dialogue is unusually well integrated spatially and always intelligible. This is a thoroughly fun soundtrack that is creative throughout. (Gary Reber)