!!The 1995 series
* AwesomeMusic: The intro is absolutely stunning.
* FridgeLogic: [[spoiler:History alters itself at the end of the series, and two characters end up RetGone. One fact, (Mrs Tiegan being principal) remains, despite it being due entirely to the machinations of one of those characters. It should be noted that the Tiegans are an Australian family, who moved to New Zealand for the job.]]

!!The 2012 film
* ActorAllusion: Creator/JuliaRoberts has been described as "America's Sweetheart". This is a rare movie where she plays a villain. Her role appears to be an extended metaphor for actresses/performers trying anything to extend their fame as they age and can't embrace the inevitability that younger women will eventually take their places.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The score by Music/AlanMenken.
* CrowningMomentOfFunny:
** The imposing Royal Guards decide to let Snow White leave the castle unopposed, and make a pinky promise with each other not to mention it to anyone.
** When first fighting the Dwarves, the Prince can't find it in himself to stop teasing the dwarves [[TooDumbToLive after they have beaten him]]. SmashCut to the Prince and his servant hanging upside down, naked and bound.
* EarWorm: The end theme, done in a UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} style and performed by Creator/LilyCollins. Also arguably a BigLippedAlligatorMoment; a Bollywood-style video was very unexpected when compared to the film's overall tone.
* FridgeBrilliance: When Snow White leaves the palace the first time, the cloak she wears seems to be a perfect match for the Queen's gold dress. This makes sense when you consider that Snow --having not left the palace in ages-- probably wouldn't have had any cloaks of her own, and would have had to borrow one.
* {{Mondegreen}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CHXHEIGb7A In this trailer]], The Prince's line "[[NiceHat I look like an idiot]]" is sometimes misheard as "I'm a f***ing idiot" because of the speed in which he says it.
* NauseaFuel: The Queen's beauty treatments.
* NightmareFuel: The scene with the [[spoiler:giant magic marionettes]]. Also the Beast, although it's less scary once in full view.
** The Mirror on said scene for some.
* OneSceneWonder: Renbock. Not because he's played by a big-name actor, but because he comes across as more likeable and interesting than the Prince in his early scenes -- and then he's sent away, and only returns to be part of the crowd in the final scene.
* UncannyValley: Julia Roberts's makeup as the Mirror - it appears as a talking reflection of herself but with an appropriately gaunt, otherwordly appearance.

!!The book
* JerkassWoobie: Lucrezia Borgia definitely, and Cesare occasionally.
* {{Squick}}: ''Plenty,'' even by GregoryMaguire standards. But most everyone who read it can recall the scene that can only be described as a [[ArtisticLicenseBiology menstrual fountain.]]
* TheWoobie: Bianca. Don Vincente de Nevada even moreso. [[spoiler: ''Hopefully'' he finds out his daughter's still alive..]]