The beautiful and kindhearted princess Snow White charms every creature in the kingdom except one - her jealous stepmother, the Queen. When the Magic Mirror proclaims Snow White the fairest one of all, she must flee into the forest, where she befriends the lovable seven dwarfs - Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, and Dopey. But when the Queen tricks Snow White with an enchanted apple, only the magic of true love's kiss can save her.Written by
Lesley (from the back of the Snow White DVD)
Animator Shamus Culhane recalled drawing the Dwarfs' march home in the "Heigh Ho" scene as one of the toughest assignments of his career. Although six of the Dwarfs were marching at the same tempo, he had to give each his own body language suited to the character; and he had to map each individual walk with a blue pencil and ruler because of the unusual angles and perspectives used in the sequence. Then there was Dopey, bringing up the rear, hopping out of step with the others but who still had to be smoothly integrated into the action. Describing the sheer amount of painstaking hand-drawn labor this involved, Culhane said, "I worked six months on that goddamned thing, and it doesn't last a minute onscreen." See more »
The string changes on the apple while being poisoned. It starts out plain and dark, but turns pink with a bow on the end. See more »
Slave in the magic mirror, come from the farthest space, through wind and darkness I summon thee. Speak! Let me see thy face.
What wouldst thou know, my Queen?
Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?
Famed is thy beauty, Majesty. But hold, a lovely maid I see. Rags cannot hide her gentle grace. Alas, she is more fair than thee.
Alas for her! Reveal her name.
Lips red as the rose. Hair black as ebony. Skin white as snow.
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None of the actors in this film were credited. See more »
Prior to 1954, Disney's films were distributed by RKO Radio Pictures. The original opening title sequence featured the RKO logo in it. In 1955, Disney created and started using Buena Vista Pictures Distribution. Beginning with the 1958 reissue, the opening title cards were replaced, with the RKO logo removed, and the Buena Vista logo inserted. The original opening and ending titles with the RKO references were included as bonus material on the 2001 Platinum Edition DVD and 1994 special edition laser disc, but were not restored to the actual film until the 2009 Diamond Edition DVD and Blu-ray releases. See more »
This was Walt Disney's first animated full-length movie. I've read where it took somewhere between two to five years to make, and the artwork still stands up to today's standards. It still looks good, especially with today's DVD technology and great-looking television sets. This film, along with Bambi, exhibit some fantastic watercolor-type artwork with the latter being ever more spectacular than this one.
The story is "cute" because of the seven dwarfs. The evil character - the queen - doesn't have that big a role so most of the time it's just a sweet, enjoyable film with nice characters. It's one of the those movies that makes you feel good as you are watching it.
To be honest, some of the scenes lag a bit and Snow White's operatic voice is a bit much for me, but those are the only complaints I could find in this classic film, one of the best ever from Disney.
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