Wednesday 9 January 2013

Munir's Disney Retrospective -- Animated Classic #1: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

By Munir Abedrabbo.

Make Sure You've Read: Munir Presents Walt Disney Animation Studios: A Retrospective -- Introduction

Often referred as ‘The Fairest One of All’ or ‘The One that Started it All’, Snow White is the crown jewel of the Disney Company. The film was an instant success and continues to be one 75 years after its original premiere. After years of perfecting the techniques with his Silly Symphonies (1933’s The Goddess of Spring is an early example of human animation), Walt Disney finally found the story and the talent to bring this tale to life in wonderful fashion. A box office success and winner of many awards, Snow White is animation royalty through and through. But, these elements aren't enough if the film doesn't withstand the test of time. Fortunately, it's 75 years later (76 now actually!) and Snow White is still as fresh as it was in 1937. The film is still funny, the characters endearing, the music catchy, the story relevant and the animation breathtaking. Snow White is not only Disney’s first film, it's also one of its best. Rating: 5/5.

Next Week: Animated Classic #2 Review: Pinocchio

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