Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

This entry is part 5 of 15 in the series Disney Princesses
A review by C J Dee

The wicked Queen, infuriated that she is no longer the fairest in the land, sends the huntsman to kill Snow White and return with her heart. Unable to go through with the act, the huntsman sends Snow White running into the woods where she comes across a house belonging to seven dwarves. When the wicked Queen discovers that Snow White still lives, she takes matters into her own hands.

Disney’s first full-length animated feature was not one of my favourites until watching it again a few years ago. As an adult I found that I appreciated Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs [sic] much more than I ever did as a child.

The wrap

Seeing this movie on the big screen was a real treat: the plot is brilliant in its simplicity and the animation is not as dated as one would think. The tidbits of humour scattered throughout Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs still brought a smile to my face while re-watching.

The nostalgic value of seeing a movie from the 1930s in a modern cinema makes it an experience to consider. When it’s a ground-breaking and classic film like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, it’s an experience not to be missed.

“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.”

CJ also recommends The Little Mermaid.

Snow White and the Seven DwarfsMovie details

Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5
Director:
William Cottrell, David Hand, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen
Starring: Adriana Caselotti
Other notable appearances: Pinto Colvig, Billy Gilbert, Otis Harlan, Scotty Mattraw, Roy Atwell
Running time: 83 minutes
Watch this if you liked: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Pinocchio 

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