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  • Accidental Innuendo: "Watch this. I'll get her from behind!"
  • Awesome Music:
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment:
    • "Mother Nature's Song" introduces the eponymous character. Other than that, it's pretty pointless and is probably the least remembered song. In fact, the character as a whole is rather pointless, since after her scene, which is almost entirely self contained, she just sort of disappears until the end of the movie to congratulate Snow White.
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    • "The Baddest" is an even better example. It comes right out of nowhere and has absolutely nothing to do what had been going on in the scene until that point. Scowl just flies down from his window perch after Maliss leaves, lands on a table, and starts singing about how he's "bad". A rap number for Ed Asner. It ends just as suddenly as it began, and no one makes even a passing mention of it.
  • Cargo Ship: Blossom and the Mirror. Though since he is sentient, it might not count.
  • Cult Classic: On its way to becoming one.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • The Shadow Man was thought by many to be way cooler than the Prince. Considering that he actually is the prince...
    • Critterina also has her fair share of fans for someone who barely spoke or did anything. Must be the Furry Fandom.
    • Lord Maliss is a bit of one as well, since he manages to actually be a pretty intimidating villain, and is played very well by Malcolm McDowell. He's probably the best remembered character in the movie.
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    • Batso seems to be adored. Scowl as well by virtue of Ed Asner giving a rare Ham and Cheese performance in the role.
    • Thunderella the Badass Adorable dwarfette who was the one who helped Snow White defeat Lord Maliss.
  • Evil Is Cool: Scowl seems to think so. For a more serious note, Lord Maliss is a legitimately threatening villain who can turn into a dragon.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Mmm, sort of. A lot of fans prefer Snow White to be paired with the Shadow Man. Kinda a Subversion since the Shadow Man is the prince under a spell, so really they just find the Shadow Man design and his shier personality more appealing.
  • Foe Yay: Lord Maliss and Snow White. It doesn't help that the final showdown has a very BDSM vibe to it. Also, Maliss refers to the Prince as "pretty."
  • Fridge Brilliance: Lord Maliss' name is obviously a phonetic spelling of "malice," meaning evil. But it's also pronounced the same way as the Latin "malus," which also means evil, but it also means apple. Now, what did his sister the Evil Queen use to poison Snow White?
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  • Fridge Horror: Look closely at the statues surrounding the courtyard near the end of the movie. Quite a few of them were the goofy Mooks that were singing during Scowl's "Bad" song. And when Maliss is defeated and the cloak is destroyed, none of them change back to normal.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
    • The title itself, this film being Filmation's last before going bankrupt.
    • Not to mention Disney's own infamy making official Direct-to-Video sequels shortly afterward. Mildly averted since an official Snow White sequel was planned, but Disney higher ups drew the line there.
  • Ham and Cheese: Malcolm McDowell is clearly giving it his all as Lord Maliss, and is having a blast with it. As is Ed Asner as the voice of Scowl the Owl.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
  • Misaimed Marketing: Take a gander at the Portuguese VHS cover. Looks an awful lot like something out of an horror movie, doesn't it? Thankfully they had the sense to put the dwarfelles at the bottom to lighten it up.
  • Moe: Thunderella.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Maliss killing the Shadow Man. Though the latter gets better.
  • Narm:
    • The first thing Snow White does after she's attacked by Maliss is to check her hair in the mirror and do a little spin like she has not a care in the world.
    • Snow White calling Maliss' terrifying wyvern form a "horrid bird".
    • The "tense" chase scene with the rhino-wolves is made of looping Stock Footage.
    • When Snow White is captured by Maliss, all the dwarfelles are obviously shocked, but Critterina's pose and expression is absolutely hilarious. One thinks that the most she has to say about the event is "Well, I'll say!"
    • When Maliss blasts the Shadow Man with his eye beams, the effect is the Shadow Man's body simply being lifted and moved slowly across the room. One internet reviewer added to the unintentional hilarity by adding a reversing car sound effect.
  • Narm Charm: Like the previous Filmation animated film, the Narm could be part of the fun.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • It can be pretty unsettling. Especially the cape that turns people into stone.
    • There was also the image of the dead queen's face appearing in the mirror, which makes for a pretty effective Jump Scare if you don't see it coming. The Mirror, who conjured up the image in the first place, hangs a lampshade on the creepiness.
    Looking Glass: Ah, I scared myself!
    • The first time Maliss turns into a dragon. Every other time he does it falls squarely into Nightmare Retardant territory, but that first time, with the close up of his eyes glowing yellow and his face stretching into a muzzle, it's unnerving, to say the least. The fact that in the literal second before he transforms his face gets as close to the camera as possible while he has a creepy smile and looks directly at the viewer makes it even worse.
    • Maliss disguising himself as the Prince, the way he acts comes across as very unnerving.
  • Sequelitis: An unofficial sequel to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with zero involvement from Disney, who also condemned the idea; it's unauthorized, but still counts thanks to becoming a massive failure (Disney would do their own sequels, but never to Snow White; there was talk, but John Lasseter quashed that when he took over Disney's animation department.)
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: The Dwarfs are nowhere to be seen in this film. Among their cousins, Muddy, Sunburn, and Thunderella easily get the most screentime, while potentially interesting members Blossom, Moonbeam, Critterina, and Marina are frequently overlooked. The fact that their powers are rarely showcased makes it even more of a shame.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The Prince is cursed to become the Shadow Man but still protects Snow White, even giving his life to save her, might have been a fantastic idea, but it's so poorly executed.
  • Took the Bad Film Seriously: Malcolm McDowell gives it his all as Lord Maliss, and gives us what is easily the most memorable performance in the movie as he helps to make Maliss genuinely terrifying.
  • Ugly Cute:
  • The Woobie:
    • The Shadow Man only wants to help Snow White, but since he's creepy-looking (though also endearing) and can't communicate well, he's misunderstood as a danger by the dwarfelles, dooming him to be alone and watch from a distance. He also has a limp. At least Snow White sympathizes with him from the start.
    • Thunderella, since she always screws up with her powers and is looked down upon by the other dwarfelles.

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