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Looks like Snow White got a tan and hair extension.
Happily Ever After was an unofficial sequel to Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, produced in 1988 and released in 1993 by Filmation. As the studio had actually gone under in 1989, the movie was also Filmation's last project. As with most Filmation productions, it featured low budget animation and a typical high fantasy/adventure setting, though to get away from the Disney setting, it took some serious plot detours.The movie opens literally as the previous story ends with Snow White and The Prince are off to go get married after the death of the wicked Queen. Unfortunately, just as this is taking place, the Wicked Queen's brother Lord Maliss pays a visit at his sister's home and gets caught up on the state of events. Naturally, he vows revenge on Snow White. He kidnaps the Prince but loses Snow White. She ends up back at the house of the seven Dwarfs, who are actually absent for the film as instead their cousins, the seven elementally powered dwarfelles have moved in. This leads to one big girl posse chasing down Lord Maliss to rescue The Prince. Along the way, they are followed by a hooded individual named the Shadow Man.As you might be able to tell from the plot summary, the film takes more than a few liberties with the fairy tale's setting.The movie was critically panned upon its release due to its rather cliche story and the low quality of the animation. Despite bombing hard at the box office, the film did manage to develop a cult following on VHS.
Action Girl: This Snow White has quite a bit more spine than other incarnations; many people regard this as one of the few good qualities of the movie.
Ultimately Thunderella too, in the climax, when Thunderella throws a lightning bolt at Lord Maliss and distracts him long enough for Snow White to finish him off.
Distressed Dude: The thrust of the film's plot is the heroes storming Lord Maliss' castle to rescue the Prince. Of course, since he's been turned into the Shadow Man, he's actually loose for most of the film.
Heel-Face Turn: Scowl and Batso, because Mother Nature helps him learn to "smell again" after clearing up the harmful effects of smoking, and Batso was only evil because Scowl was, so Batso heel face turns because Scowl does.
Literal Metaphor: The animals created by Mother Nature (catfish, bullfrog, do(o)rmouse).
The Load: Despite the elemental powers, the dwarfelles do very little to help Snow White. Doubly so when they enter the Realm of Doom, where Mother Nature has no influence, meaning the dwarfelles' powers are annulled. One dwarfelle is an exception, proving to be of great help to Snow White: Thunderella. Her powers eventually do work, "Realm of Doom" or no, and Thunderella is instrumental in Maliss's defeat.
Not just that but Ed Asner and Frank Welker seem to appear in that film and this film as henchmen who eventually switch sides. In "Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night" they voice Scalawag and Igor and in this film they voice Scowl and Batso.
Scowl gets in the way of Maliss chasing Snow White, thus letting her escape. The prince still gets screwed.
Then there's the scene near the end. Let's just say they unintentionally help the dwarfelles storm the castle.
Lord Maliss himself isn't immune, because he's only defeated in the end because instead of just killing Snow White outright when he has the chance, he insists on petrifying Snow White with a cloak, which gave Snow White an opportunity to beat him...with a little help from Thunderella of course.
Shapeshifter Swan Song: What happens when Maliss dies. First he turns into his dragon form and then, before he turns into stone underneath the cloak's effects, turns into a dragon with his human face.
Shoo Out the Clowns: Scowl and Batso have no involvement whatsoever in the climax of the film. Unless you count letting the Dwarfelles in accidentally as being involved.
Spiritual Successor: Filmation previously did a sequel to Snow White in 1980 - it was a Christmas Special, and only lasted 50 minutes. That one also much more obviously ripped off Disney - by the time this film was made, the Mouse had gotten wiser.
Surrounded by Idiots: The goons that the Wicked Queen has left to Lord Maliss (who seem, by the way, suspiciously similar to the ones who worked for Maleficent) are even more bumbling than the dwarfelles — particularly Scowl.