Picks and Pans Review: Happily Ever After

updated 07/02/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/02/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Animated

Not only didn't RoboCop retire; Snow White, who's pushing 55, didn't move to Scarsdale and become PTA president.

In fact in this sequel she doesn't seem to have aged at all, and she and the prince haven't even gotten married yet. The brother of the late wicked queen, Lord Maliss, shows up, turns into a dragon from time to time and tries to prevent wedded bliss.

The Seven Dwarfs have gone off to run for Congress or something, leaving their cousins the Seven Dwarfelles to handle the cute-and-curmudgeonly parts.

This film was done by Filmation, the company that gave us He-Man. The animation is less sophisticated than the Disney standard. (Disney contested the making of the movie in court and ended up settling with Filmation.)

The story moves nicely, though, and a colorful cast provides the voices, including Malcolm McDowell, happily evil as Lord Maliss, Irene Cara as Snow, Dom DeLuise as the Looking Glass, Phyllis Diller as Mother Nature, and Carol Channing, Tracey Ullman, Sally Kellerman and Zsa Zsa Gabor as dwarfelles. As the voice of the owl Scowl, who sings a rap song called "The Baddest," Ed Asner bears little resemblance to Kool Moe Dee. (G)

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