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Animation Addicts 142 – ‘Happily Ever After’ – Why Laser Beams from the Eyes?

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Morgan and Chelsea are back for another Patron Pick film. This time they review Filmation’s 1990 animated film about Snow White, Happily Ever After.


  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: A little history of Filmation
  • Main Discussion: Happily Ever After (1990)
  • You can’t find this movie anywhere legally online, but it’s uploaded to YouTube with 4.2 MILLION views.
  • What other animated films came out in 1993?
  • YouTube and Amazon reviews for this film.
  • Gotta love the SNES Amazon page for the video game!
  •  Plurality of the word “dwarf”.
  • What’s with the unnecessary critters? Why are they singing?
  •  Laser beams out of Malice’s eyes? What?
  • Lots of reused animation in this film.
  • The budget for this film: pennies?
  • This horse is almost is worthy of being an honorary Disney Horse
  • Introducing the Dwarfelles AKA the Disney fairies
  • The songs…ouch.
  • The Shadow Man AKA “whatever it is”
  • The stone critters they didn’t want to animate anymore
  • Moral: Kids, don’t smoke!
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemail:
  • Don’t forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts142 when talking about this episode on Twitter!
  • Bloopers!

Runtime: 01:08:39,  50.7 MB


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About Morgan Stradling

Morgan is a native of Arizona and is a desert rat who loves the heat--she doesn’t even turn on the AC in her car in the middle of the summer! She loves big eyeliner, Survivor, Lady Gaga, and, of course, animated films. She has her MBA in Marketing from ASU and now works as a Product Manager for a tech company. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
  • Jeremiah

    I kind of can’t believe this is actually here. I guess I imagined you’d watch ten minutes, call the patron and say, “We don’t want your filthy money.” The character animation has dull expressions and unnatural movement and poor character design. The backgrounds are muted and bland. The songs, ohmigosh, yes Chelsy, the songs blow. And the story, well, the less said about it the better, essentially there’s plainly no effort put in. Hearing you talk about it was fun, this is even worse than We’re Back a Dinosaur Story, Dinosaur, Angry Birds or really anything you’ve reviewed. One and a half stars as well. Congrats to Chelsy on getting to see Disney Studios.

    • Chelsea Robson

      Thanks Jeremiah!

  • J.J.Song

    After watching 20 minutes,I skipped to the scary blanket part. I stopped the video, stood up, walked to nearest window, and placed my hand on the cool glass. Then passing through my mind I wondered “What was my 5 year old self thinking” and “Is this what I’m doing with my spare time when life is so short?” This movie gave me an existential crisis.
    Loved the review! Your giddy enthusiasm is contagious.

  • Matthew Latham

    1993 was a crappy year for animation….

  • Why does she look exactly like Princess Eilonwy?

    • “Well, you said she couldn’t look like Snow White, but you never said she couldn’t look like a different Disney princess….”

  • Hannah Wilkes

    I really liked this movie when I was little and we used to rent it all the time. I don’t remember it much anymore, other than that the dwarfelles and Mother Nature were my favorite part for some reason. Also, I am SO glad that I’m not the only one who thinks that Snow White in this movie looks like Thumbelina from the Don Bluth/Warner Bros. movie!

  • Landon Kemp

    I remember seeing the cover of this movie on video rental shelves, and furthermore, I remember my little sister watching it. I never watched it, though. It looked pretty dumb to my young mind, so I tended to be in another room when it was playing most of the time. To this day, I haven’t seen the whole movie, but if what I’ve heard and seen about it is correct, it’s dumber than I thought it would have been at the time.

  • Graham K

    Did Chelsea post anything in detail about her tour of Disney Animation? Maybe I missed it, but I’d love if she did a really in-depth post on this website or even a mini podcast about it where she answered patreon/twitter questions, talked about the whole experience, described the building, the offices, stuff like that

  • k

    Hi I love your show but can you put book marks for the highlights?
    The thing is sometime I don’t have time to listen to the whole episode so I listen to parts of it and come back to it later.
    Like if one of the highlight is “• Nerdy Couch Discussion: A little history of Filmation” after that if there is a 6:06 and so on it would be helpful.

  • David K