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Snow White and Rose Red

A kindly bear, an evil dwarf and two sisters populate a magical animated fairy story.

Animation & Artists Moving Image 1953 11 mins Not rated

Director: Lotte Reiniger


This adaptation of a Brothers Grimm story, is not to be confused with Snow White. Two girls shelter a kindly bear through the winter and miss him when he leaves in spring. They encounter a dwarf whose beard is trapped in a tree and free him on condition that he changes the bear back into the prince he once was. This was one of a series of animated fairy tales made by Lotte Reiniger in the mid-1950s.

The film's producer, Carl Koch, was also Reiniger's husband, and worked with her until his death in 1963.