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Another classic movie from Disney.
I'd say this movie is in between Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast. It's got some story, a lot of humor, etc. BUt it still lacks the connection with the characters.
But I am still impressed, and I do like the gags with the dwarfs. Very comical! The unique trait that is made obvious from each character's name is funny, as well as their interaction with Snow White. Plus the little bit near the end where the evil Witch/Queen tries to get Snow White to eat the Apple is a bit lame, but hey, it's still a classic!
I'm surprised the queen didn't simply make herself the most beautiful.
I think they could have done a bit more with the story, however I can't complain. It's still a classic.
Snow White is considered to be one of the greatest masterpieces of all
time for a very good reason. Not only was it innovative and very unique
for its time, it is also very thrilling, funny and spellbinding.
Since this is a Disney movie, it goes without saying that the animation was absolutely gorgeous. It contains very fluid animation on top of very detailed backgrounds. It is also very atmospheric, with the mood changing from scary to happy and joyful a few times.
The songs were very wonderful and catchy. The actress who voiced Snow White had a very nice and unique voice. I also thought Hi Ho and the other song the dwarfs sing were very fun and ridiculously catchy. And of course it also had a very beautiful score.
Although there were some things keeping it from a perfect ten. The character of Snow White can at times be irritating in her flawlessness and purity. It felt like the prince was tacked on last minute as a deus ex machina. It seems with most Disney films at the time, the only enjoyable characters are the side characters and the villain. This movie is mostly loved because of the dwarfs. And who couldn't love those guys? They were hilarious. And the Queen was, of course, very menacing and scary.
It could also be argued that the movie had a lot of filler. Almost all Disney movies were full of filler in Walt's time. But most people don't really care, probably because of how entertaining the filler usually is.
This movie is definitely recommended to all animation fans, and those of us who are still children inside.
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The first Disney classic and still one of the best.
the animation is fluid and clean, the musical score by Frank Churchill is excellent. The songs due to Snow White's slightly irritating singing voice may not all hold up to repeat listening but they are well written, fun and don't distract from the movie. The story is the king here as it's very well told and remains interesting throughout.
Character wise Snow White does kind of suffer from a lack of personality but at least she's no fool and she remains likable. The prince also suffers from having no personality. Each dwarf works perfectly as comic relief and all are endearing and funny, the best Dwarfs although its hard to choose are Doc, Dopey and Grumpy. Walt Disney did a lot of experimenting with snow white and if it was one future Disney tradition that he got 100% right first time was creating a threatening and memorable villain with The Evil Queen. She has a menace to her appearance and mannerisms that make her a deeply effective villain and definitely the best villain of the Golden Age features.
If there's anything in snow White that doesn't work anymore its that in some scenes all the dialogue rhymes as if they were meant to be songs which at one point they were, today this comes across as cringe worthy in some scenes but overall the film remains a Disney classic.
Critical grade: 10/10, Personal Enjoyment: 10/10
From having watched this classic as a kid and to just recently viewing
it, I must say that this picture is a timeless classic. "Snow White and
the Seven Dwarfs" is an excellent moral tale of good against evil, it's
a historical film as it was Disney's first full feature animated tale
and it's paced along perfect with songs and uplifting scores. This film
could be classified as a musical too.
Originating from a Grimms tale this is a magical moral story that will entertain one of any age as it's message is timeless. The story centers around a beautiful and kindhearted princess named Snow White and shamefully she is forced to be a working slave that scrubs floors and all this comes from her wicked and jealous stepmother the Queen. Still that doesn't hide the charm that this princess has as she charms every creature in the kingdom. Interesting and somewhat of a fortune telling experiment is the Magic mirror telling the Queen that Snow White is the fairest one of all. This enrages the Queen as she has deadly plans for Snow White so it's time for this little princess to get away.
Snow White goes on an uncertain journey adventure fleeing into the forest where she meets cute animals and later she befriends the odd and strange but lovable seven dwarfs named Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy and Dopey. Lessons are learned and love is developed as these little guys learn to be neat and clean and whistle and "Heigh-Ho" while they work at an old diamond mine! Only a favor is returned to Snow White as the Queen's wicked transformation is pushed over a cliff with help from her seven friends. And a nice beautiful return to life from the deadly apple is provided in the form of the prince's kiss. And they live happily ever after in this wonderful fairy tale.
Overall one of Disney's best a good moral tale of good against evil proving that friendship helps and that beauty will win over the wicked. And the animation work was among Disney's earliest this is a highly memorable classic to be enjoyed with a loved one. So "Heigh-Ho".
There is no doubt that Snow White was the 1st stone in the wall that
cemented Disney's legacy as an animated motion picture force to be
reckoned with. So it deserves to be labelled as a classic. I suppose my
question is does the story of Snow White still have a place in the
modern Disney franchise?
Granted this movie was many, many years before the Disney Renissaunce so the animation and songs aren't of the same quality as say the ones in Beauty and the Beast and Pocahontas. The songs don't advance the story as in the modern Disney films they mainly serve as attriubutes to the character. Heigh Ho, for instance introduces us to the dwarfs and their different personalities.
I think my problem is with Snow White herself. She isn't..interesting. If you take a look at most of the Disney princesses they all have their little quirks. Belle is a bit of an ''oddball' bookworm, Jazmine is outspoken Tiana is hardworking and independent. So I think the problem and this rings true for Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty as well, is the fact that the main protagonist is so bland and simple you don't really feel a lot for her. This is another sidekick movie in which the side characters ie: the dwarfs and the animals provide the majority of the emotion, humour and action.
The prince's role is highly overrated he barely appears. He and Snow White barely interact at all so there is frankly no standard reason why she should leap in his arms and marry him. But this is Disney not real life so i can sort of understand how this relationship is condensed to fit into a 70-90 minute film where it isn't the main focus.
The villain really boosts this film in my view. The Queen is a prime example of the classic ''femme fatale'' type dangerous yet beautiful. Seriously the Queen is gorgeous sort of an early Jessica Rabbit she had no reason to be jealous but thats thanks to the animators. Then we get the hag/witch. Good loss, she is terrifying. The change in the tone of the Queens regal haughty voice into the hags creepy one is astounding. The hag is terrifying. Seriously she deserves to be up there with the best Disney villains based on sheer creepy factor alone. Indeed she brings the sinister darkness to a film that otherwise would be as scary as a marshmallow. The mirror also completes the gothicy edge of the film.
The dwarfs also are hilarious. You cannot help but smile as you see them interact with one another and with snow white. My personal favourites are grumpy- arguably the most complex character in the film and dopey- who is so lovable.
I am glad that Disney kept this dark sinister undertone to a dark fairytale.There are lovable characters in this movie and it deserves to be watched at least once.
A rare treat, especially in these times, of a wonderful magnitude
conveys the story of "Snow White."
Forced to flee into the forest from a death decree by her wicked step-mother, the queen, Snow White falls into the loving hands of the 7 dwarfs who with their completely different personalities provide the need affection that she craves. They warn her to keep the door locked for they know that the Queen will stop at nothing to kill Snow White, so that she can be the fairest of them all.
It is to be noted that Lucille LaVerne played both the wicked Queen and the old woman disguised to bring death to Snow White. Miss LaVerne was the wicked woman with the guillotine in 1935's memorable "A Tale of Two Cities," as well as the loving mother in 1931's "An American Tragedy," which was made over as "A Place in the Sun," in 1951.
This film is a **** production in every sense of the word. That beautiful voice by Adriana, as Snow White, will hearken you back to your childhood in the spring.
Even though I am now 25 years old, I love the Disney Princesses, but an
animated princess (or a live action one) needs no certain fan age
group, and this is the film that started it all - Snow White.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is based on the German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. It was the first full length animated feature made in the Walt Disney Studios, and also the first American animated feature film in movie history. The story is a familiar one: raised by a wicked and vain Queen, after her royal parents died, beautiful Snow White is taken into the forest to be murdered. However, the Huntsman cannot commit the horrible deed, so she flees and finds refuge in the home of seven diamond-mine workers/dwarfs - Doc, Happy, Bashful, Sneezy, Sleepy, Grumpy, and Dopey.
My favorite musical scenes are The Wishing Well/Balcony scene and the "Bluddle-Uddle-Um-Dum" scene. To me that washing scene is like teaching cats to wash like humans - instead of using their tongues. So overall, I love this beautifully animated film, from beginning to end.
I loved this movie 10 years ago, and I still do. Sure it isn't the same as animation is now, but let's face it, most animation nowadays isn't very good. I can name a plethora of reasons why I love this movie. The animation is beautiful, with one or two stiff movements, but have a heart, it is the first Disney animation. The songs are mind-blowing, as well as the gorgeous incidental music(music similar to Great Expectations, 1946) that hardly anybody has mentioned. My favourite is "Someday my Prince Will Come", I cry every time I hear it. The characters are legendary, and the writing is top notch. Who can forget those adorable dwarfs, who added such a lot to this movie. Snow White is the weakest character but I like her innocence very much, and about her singing voice...it sounds weak, but in real life it must have been strong, and let me explain why. The colouratura soprano Amelita Galli-Curci was given the praise "a beautiful and limpid voice" yet I heard it on cassette and it sounds quite quiet. It has nothing to do with the size of the voice, but the quality of the recording. The best character was the wicked queen, who had the most classic animation scene I have ever seen... when she turns into a hag, which freaked me out big time when I was about 9, like Malificent from "Sleeping Beauty." To me the Queen is probably one of the scariest Disney villains ever. The scene at Snow White's coffin was heart-rending, and it was the music that made it so. All in all, a beautiful, funny and touching movie, and I can't believe some people hated this. 10/10. Bethany Cox
This is a well known classic and often praised as the greatest Animated
Feature film of all time. In my humble opinion, that honor belongs to
Disney's Beauty and the Beast (1991). 'Snow White' begins very well and
the title character's flight into the forest is very imaginatively
depicted. Alas, there's a lot of padding as time is spent on some cute
forest creatures. The film picks up again with the entry of the seven
dwarfs. The evil Queen is frightening and probably deserved more
scenes. Considering it's age, the film is impressive and definitely
watching this for the first time recently, I was struck by the feeling of watching a dream in motion. It's so simple, but it has a quality of pure artistry that goes well beyond the narrative. In fact, the films true strength is heightened by the simplicity of the story because it allows the film to communicate on a deeper level. The story itself can almost be followed without thinking at all, which lets the subconscious mind grab the film and run with it. One of the best films I've ever seen and currently my favorite Disney movie. It's missing some things that other Disney movies have, but it replaces those elements with something more primal and harder to define.
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