Here we go everybody, my very first story of the summer! Today we retell Disney's very first movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs but with a little less Snow and a little more Sugar. Enjoy and please leave a comment below!



An ornately decorated book, filmed in live-action, sets the scene: Queen Corinne, who cares only for being the fairest one of all, is jealous of the beauty of her stepdaughter Sugar. She dresses the princess in rags and forces her to become a scullery maid in her castle (but unbeknowst to her, it gives her stepdaughter knowledge of cuisine and tidying up). Every morning, she consults her Magic Probst, asking the spirit within who is the fairest of all. The Magic Probst tells her that she is the fairest, and for a while she is content.

One morning, the Probst tells Corinne that there is a maiden fairer than she: Sugar. Meanwhile, Sugare is in the courtyard, singing I'm Wishing to herself as she works. Matty, riding by the castle, hears her voice and is enchanted by it. He climbs over the castle wall, unseen by Sugar, who is singing to her reflection at the bottom of the wishing well, which is in the middle of the courtyard. Matty joins in the singing, taking Sugar by surprise; she runs indoors, but when he pleads for her to return she comes to the balcony and listens as he sings One Song to her. Unseen by both, Corinne watches from her window high above. Infuriated at Sugar's beauty (and perhaps jealous for Matty's affections), she closes the curtains. Matty smiles at Sugar before leaving.

Corinne summons Marcus, whom she orders to take Sugar to a secluded glade in the forest and, there, kill her; she demands the girl's heart as proof. Marcus is reluctant to do so, but is bound by his orders; he takes Sugar deep into the forest, where he lets her gather wild flowers. As Sugar helps a baby bird find its parents, Marcus unsheathes his dagger and advances on the princess. When Sugar sees him approaching, she screams; however, Marcus is unable to fulfill his orders and, shaking, drops his dagger. Taking pity on Sugar, he begs her for forgiveness and, warning her of Corinne's intentions, pleads that she run far away. As Sugar flees through the forest, her fear manifests itself in what she sees around her; eventually she falls to the ground in fright. She is befriended by the animals of the forest; she sings With A Smile And A Song and asks them if they know of a place she can stay.

The animals lead her to the Cottage of the Seven Dwarfs, which she finds empty and dirty. Thinking that cleaning the house may persuade the cottage's owners to let her stay, Sugar and the animals clean the cottage and its contents while singing Whistle While You Work. The seven dwarfs, meanwhile, are working in their mine, digging for diamonds. When it is time for them to go home for the day, they march through the forest, singing Heigh Ho. After cleaning the house, Sugar falls asleep on several of the dwarfs' beds. When the dwarfs see light coming from the cottage, they approach cautiously, thinking that a monster has taken up residence in their home. They search the ground floor of the house, but are afraid to go upstairs. After an unsuccessful attempt by Dan to chase the 'monster' down, all seven dwarfs venture upstairs to discover Sugar asleep. She wakes up and guesses the name of each dwarf. They allow her to stay (though Randy is reluctant). Sugar remembers that she has left soup downstairs and rushes downstairs to prepare it, ordering the dwarfs to wash while they wait. The dwarfs proceed outside to a trough, where all but Randy wash themselves; the six other dwarfs later wash Randy, dumping him into the trough when supper is ready.

That evening, Corinne once again consults the Magic Probst, who tells her that Sugar still lives; Marcus has given her a pig's heart. Furious, Corinne descends a spiral staircase, entering her dungeon, where she resolves to do away with the princess herself. She uses potions to transform herself into a witch-like peddler - a disguise to deceive Sugar. She then decides to use a Poisoned Apple to send Sugar into the Sleeping Death (a magically-induced coma). At the cottage, the dwarfs perform The Silly Song to entertain Sugar. She then sings Some Day My Prince Will Come (referring to her romance with Matty) before sending them up to bed; however, Bob orders the dwarfs to sleep downstairs, allowing Sugar to sleep in their beds upstairs. Meanwhile, Corinne prepares the poisoned apple and, dismissing the possibility that Sugar may be revived by 'love's first kiss' (the only cure for the Sleeping Death), gleefully proclaims that Sugar will appear dead and will be 'buried alive'. She leaves the castle and makes her way to the dwarfs' cottage, kicking the skeleton of a long-deceased prisoner on the way out.

As the dwarfs leave for the mine at 9:00 am, Sugar kisses each dwarf on the forehead; though Randy initially resists, Sugar's kiss sends him into a love-struck supported. He warns her not to let any strangers into the house. After the dwarfs have left the cottage, Corinne takes Sugar by surprise and offers her the poisoned apple, which Sugar is about to bite until the forest animals, sensing danger, try to attack Corinne. This causes Sugar to take pity on the old woman and take her into the cottage for a glass of water. The animals rush to the mine, and tell the dwarfs of the danger. The dwarfs eventually realize what is happening and, led by Randy, hurry back to the cottage. Corinne persuades Sugar to take a bite from the apple by telling her that it is a 'wishing apple'; after biting the fruit, the princess falls into the Sleeping Death and Corinne cackles in triumph, The dwarfs arrive and chase Corinne, eventually cornering her on a cliff, where she attempts to crush them with a boulder, but is sent over the cliff by a bolt of lightning, crushed by the boulder, and eventually devoured (off-screen) by vultures.

The dwarfs and animals mourn a comatose Sugar, believing her to be dead. They find her to be so beautiful, even in repose, that they place her in a glass coffin in a peaceful glade in the forest. Matty arrives and, after singing a reprise of One Song, kisses Sugar and breaks the spell. Awakened, she bids farewell to the dwarfs and rides into the sunset with the Matty, to live happily ever after.

Next Week

Next time on my blog, I take the cast of Survivor's most recent season and pair them with an tale of Gods and monsters.