Development Hell: The film was originally produced in 1988 as Snow White and the Realm of Doom, as part of a project to make unofficial Disney sequels to their fairy tale films. Disney got wise and filed a lawsuit against Filmation claiming that audiences would think it was an official sequel to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. As this was exactly what Filmation had intended to do, they were forced to change the story, and the final product was intended for a June 1990 release. Except there was another dispute (this time with the distributor), and the film failed at test screenings in 1990, so the film's release was held off until 1993. In the meantime, Filmation was shut down in 1989, so the film actually outlived its studio.