The Legend of Snow White (白雪姫の伝説 Shirayuki Hime no Densetsu, lit. The Legend of Princess Snow White) is an Italian-Japanese anime series produced by Tatsunoko Production and based on the European fairy tale. Directed by Tsuneo Ninomiya and using a screenplay written by Jinzō Toriumi, the series premiered on NHK on April 6, 1994 and ran for 52-episodes until its conclusion on March 29, 1995 and it was also distributed by Mondo TV.
The series uses two pieces of theme music: one opening theme, "Heart no mori e tsuretette" by Miki Sakai with Red Dolphins, and one ending theme, "Folk Dance" (フォークダンス Foku Dansu?) by Mebae Miyahara.
The story starts with the birth of a beautiful princess whose skin was as white as snow, hair like ebony and lips like the red color of the roses. Her parents, King and Queen of the Emerald Valley, name her Snow White. The little girl grows happy and healthy, and when her fourth birthday arrives, her parents give her three delightful pets for her presents which is a puppy, a cat and a dove.
Soon, Queen Rosebud falls ill and dies, after which the villainous and wicked Lady Chrystal takes her place, who turns out to be not only an evil, selfish, ambitious woman, she also indulges in the Black Arts of witchcraft possibly known as her black magic.
After the king's departure and the first Queen's death, she makes life so difficult for poor Snow White. Later, when the evil Queen makes an attempt to kill Snow White due to her famed beauty, the little girl ends up in a cozy little cottage, the house to the seven little dwarfs who eventually befriend her and conjure to protect her from all harms inflicted by her mean and wicked stepmother.
Queen Chrystal tried to take the life of Snow White several times: once by a poisoned ribbon, another time with an enchanted comb, times at which the dwarfs saved her with help from their Book of Knowledge. But during the Queen's last attempt, she finally succeeds to put her in an enchanted sleep - by means of a poisoned apple - in order to take over her body, for hers is aging rapidly due to use of sorcery against a pure soul.