The still cuts from Disney’s live-action film “Snow White” have been revealed, but many are expressing disappointment due to the low synchronization
On the 28th of last month, Disney Animation Promotion’s official social media account unveiled the first still cuts from Disney’s live-action film “Snow White.” This movie is a reinterpretation of the classic 1937 masterpiece “Snow White” as a live-action musical and is set to be released in theaters in 2025.
Actress Rachel Zegler plays the lead role, and the film is expected to be enriched by joyful OST songs and the performances of the seven dwarfs, as well as the evil queen.
In photos from the filming location that were previously released in July through foreign media, the image included a dwarf character who was not particularly short. Among the seven dwarfs, there was only one character of short stature, and the other dwarfs had a variety of races, genders, and heights.
However, in the photos released on the 28th, the appearance of the dwarfs is in sync with the original. While the synchronization has improved, criticism from the public is once again directed at the awkward-looking computer-generated imagery (CGI).
What is receiving even more criticism is the synchronization of actress Rachel Zegler and the lead character, Snow White. Overseas fans who have seen the revealed still cuts expressed negative reactions such as, “Is there anyone actually looking forward to this?” and “The dwarf CGI is a problem, but the overall synchronization of the lead character is too low.”
Previously, the casting of Latinx actress Rachel Zegler as the lead character in “Snow White” sparked controversy because she had a different image compared to the original Snow White, who had pale skin, red lips, and black hair. Additionally, it has been revealed that the live-action version of “Snow White” will have a different storyline than the original, further intensifying the controversy.
“Snow White” is scheduled to meet the audience on March 21, 2025, a year later than originally planned. With the delay in the release date, the increased quality is now a point of focus.
On a related note, Disney also faced criticism for the low synchronization in the live-action adaptation of “The Little Mermaid.” They cast the role of the protagonist with the bold choice of Black singer and actress Halle Bailey, leading to criticism of “damaging the original work.” The live-action “The Little Mermaid,” which was released in May, was chosen by only 640,000 viewers in South Korea.