Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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Director: Dorothy Ann Blank, William Cottrell, Richard Creedon, Merrill de Maris

Cast: Dorothy Ann Blank, William Cottrell, Richard Creedon, Merrill de Maris

     
 

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It was called "Disney's Folly." Who on earth would want to sit still for 90 minutes to watch an animated cartoon? And why pick a well-worn Grimm's Fairy Tale that every schoolkid knows? But Walt Disney seemed to thrive on projects which a lesser man might have written off as "stupid" or "impossible." Investing three years, $1,500,000, and the combined talents of 570… See more details below

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It was called "Disney's Folly." Who on earth would want to sit still for 90 minutes to watch an animated cartoon? And why pick a well-worn Grimm's Fairy Tale that every schoolkid knows? But Walt Disney seemed to thrive on projects which a lesser man might have written off as "stupid" or "impossible." Investing three years, $1,500,000, and the combined talents of 570 artists into Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disney produced a film that was not only acknowledged a classic from the outset, but also earned 8,500,000 depression-era dollars in gross rentals. Bypassing early temptations to transform the heroine Snow White into a plump Betty Boop type or a woebegone ZaSu Pitts lookalike, the Disney staffers wisely made radical differentiations between the "straight" and "funny" characters in the story. Thus, Snow White and Prince Charming moved and were drawn realistically, while the Seven Dwarfs were rendered in the rounded, caricatured manner of Disney's short-subject characters. In this way, the serious elements of the story could be propelled forward in a believable enough manner to grab the adult viewers, while the dwarfs provided enough comic and musical hijinks to keep the kids happy. It is a tribute to the genius of the Disney formula that the dramatic and comic elements were strong enough to please both demographic groups. Like any showman, Disney knew the value of genuine horror in maintaining audience interest: accordingly, the Wicked Queen, whose jealousy of Snow White's beauty motivates the story, is a thoroughly fearsome creature even before she transforms herself into an ancient crone. Best of all, Snow White clicks in the three areas in which Disney had always proven superiority over his rivals: Solid story values (any sequence that threatened to slow down the plotline was ruthlessly jettisoned, no matter how much time and money had been spent), vivid etched characterizations (it would have been easier to have all the Dwarfs walk, talk and act alike: thank heaven that Disney never opted for "easy"), and instantly memorable songs (Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith and the entire studio music department was Oscar-nominated for such standards-to-be as "Whistle While You Work" and "Some Day My Prince Will Come").

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/06/2009
UPC:
0786936794533
Original Release:
1937
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:24:00

Special Features

1-Disc DVD; ; Audio Commentary by John Canemaker; All-New Music Video - Performed by Sonny With A Chance's Tiffany Thornton; Exclusive Sneak Peek at Walt Disney Pictures' The Princess And The Frog; ; 2-Disc Blu-ray; ; DisneyView- Expanded Viewing Experience; All-New Music Video; Disney Family Play -; ; What Do You See? Decipher the scrambled image; Mirror, Mirror On The Wall - Which Princess are you most like?; Jewel Jumble - Test Your Matching Skills; ; Backstage Disney; ; Snow White Returns- Newly Discovered Storyboards - Was Walt Planning a Sequel?; ; Hyperion Studios - Explore Walt's Original Studio; The One That Started It All - See how Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs forever changed the world of movies; Exclusive Sneak Peek At Walt Disney Pictures' The Princess And The Frog; ; Classic Bonus Feature; Dopey's Wild Mine Ride Game; "Heigh-Ho" Karaoke Sing-Along; Disney Through the Decades

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marge Champion Model for Snow White
Jim MacDonald Yodeling
Scotty Mattraw Bashful
Adriana Caselotti Snow White
Harry Stockwell Prince
Lucille La Verne Queen/Witch
Moroni Olsen Magic Mirror
Billy Gilbert Sneezy
Pinto Colvig Sleepy,Grumpy
Otis Harlan Happy
Roy Atwell Doc
Stuart Buchanan Huntsman
Marion Darlington Bird Sounds
Eddie Collins Voice Only

Technical Credits
Dorothy Ann Blank Director,Screenwriter
William Cottrell Director
Richard Creedon Director,Screenwriter
Merrill de Maris Director,Screenwriter
Walt Disney Director,Producer
David Hand Director
Wilfred Jackson Director
Larry Morey Director,Score Composer
Perce Pearce Director
Dick Richard Director,Screenwriter
Ben Sharpsteen Director
Webb Smith Director,Screenwriter
James Algar Animator
Arthur Babbitt Animator
Bernard Barbutt Animator
Frank Churchill Score Composer
Clark Animator
Tom Codrick Art Director
James Culhane Animator
Ugo D'Orsi Animator
Marc Davis Animator
Otto Englander Screenwriter
Al Eugster Animator
Norman Ferguson Animator
Joe Grant Consultant/advisor
Leigh Harline Score Composer
Hugh Hennesy Art Director
Albert Hunter Consultant/advisor
Earl Hurd Screenwriter
Jack Campbell Animator
Milt Kahl Animator
Ken Anderson Art Director
Ward Kimball Animator
Eric Larson Animator
Dick Lundy Animator
Hamilton Luske Animator
Robert Martsch Animator
Joshua Meador Animator
Harold Miles Art Director
Fred Moore Animator
Maxwell Morgan Cinematographer
Grim Natwick Animator
Kendall O'Connor Art Director
Charles Philippi Art Director
Stan Quackenbush Animator
Wolfgang Reitherman Animator
Bill Roberts Animator
George Rowley Animator
Ted Sears Screenwriter
Hazel Sewell Art Director
Paul J. Smith Score Composer
Fred Spencer Animator
Terrell Stapp Art Director
McLaren Stewart Art Director
Robert Stokes Animator
Gustaf Tengren Art Director
Frank Thomas Animator
Vladimir Tytla Animator
Berny Wolf Animator
Marvin Woodward Animator
Cy Young Animator

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
1. Opening Credits [:00]
2. Once Upon a Time [:00]
3. The Magic Mirror [:00]
4. "I'm Wishing" [:02]
5. The Prince ("One Song") [:00]
6. The Queen's Evil Plan [:00]
7. Flight Through the Forest [:00]
8. "With a Smile and a Song" [:00]
9. The Dwarf's Cottage [1:21]
10. "Whistle While You Work" [3:21]
11. "Heigh-Ho" [2:44]
12. Snow White Explores Upstairs [3:01]
13. The Dwarfs Arrive Home [2:43]
14. Snow White Wakes Up [:49]
15. "Buddle-Uddle-Um-Dum" [1:20]
16. Deceived [1:34]
17. The Queen Prepares a Disguise [2:23]
18. "The Dwarfs ' Yodel Song" [2:03]
19. "Some Day My Prince Will Come" [3:46]
20. Settling Down for the Night [1:26]
21. The Poison Apple [1:23]
22. The Next Morning [2:41]
23. The Old Peddler Woman [2:27]
24. The Animals Warn the Dwarfs [3:33]
25. The Apple [2:11]
26. A Bedside Vigil [2:27]
27. Love's First Kiss [3:45]

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