Monday, July 26, 2010

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs(1937)

From Wikipedia: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs(1937). An animated film based on Snow White, a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. It was the first full-length cel-animated feature in motion picture history, as well as the first animated feature film produced in America, the first produced in full color, the first to be produced by Walt Disney.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered at the Carthay Circle Theatre on December 21, 1937, and the film was released to theaters by RKO Radio Pictures on February 4, 1938. The story was adapted by storyboard artists Dorothy Ann Blank, Richard Creedon, Merrill De Maris, Otto Englander, Earl Hurd, Dick Rickard, Ted Sears and Webb Smith from the German fairy tale Snow White by the Brothers Grimm. David Hand was the supervising director, while William Cottrell, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, and Ben Sharpsteen directed the film.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was one of only two animated films to rank in the American Film Institutes list of the 100 greatest American films of all time in 1997 (the other being Disney's Fantasia), ranking number 49. It achieved a higher ranking (#34) in the list's 2007 update, this time being the only traditionally animated film on the list. The following year AFI would name the film as the greatest American animated film of all time and the best ever Walt Disney Animated Classics movie.
One of Disney's most charming family movies that is still talked about over 60 years later. I still enjoy watching this film to this day. Snow White, a beautiful princess who is traveling through the forest. She comes to a messy house and decides to clean it as a favor to those who are living there. Who turns out to be the seven dwarfs. The evil queen wants to be the fairest in the land. So she disguises herself as a witch and offers Snow White an apple, she eats it, and dies. The dwarfs come up with a plan to get the prince to kill the queen and save Snow White and live happily ever after.:)

Well-known songs from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs include "Heigh-Ho", "Some Day My Prince Will Come", and "Whistle While You Work".


  1. Excellent post Dawn. A true classic.

  2. wow ive just been googleing on a wet sunday afternoon,and came across all this..R.I.P..walt disney, your legend still lives on, from uluvrosey,new zealand..