Every film from Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" essays.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The Happiest, Dopiest, Grumpiest, Sneeziest movie of the year.
A beautiful girl, Snow White, takes refuge in the forest in the house of seven dwarfs to hide from her stepmother, the wicked Queen. The Queen is jealous because she wants to be known as "the fairest in the land," and Snow White's beauty surpasses her own.
Sorry, but the Queen is definitely hotter than Snow White. That slave in the mirror is a lying bastard.
Dear Disney people,
Thank you. I laughed so hard at the dwarfs, I fell off the couch.
Hugs and kisses,
(My daddy is Dirk and he made me watch this)
I've honestly never seen Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs before! Only "The Silly Song" sequence which airs each year here in Norway as part of the Disney Christmas special "From all of us to all of you" which has been one of the main Christmas traditions in our country for over 3 decades. And what else can I say then this was a real treat for someone who loves cartoons!
American's first feature length animation movie came at the end of 1937, a year where there was so little noticeable innovation in the movie industry. Honestly there was a sense of stagnation within the studios and ideas that year. Highly helped by the strict moral Hays Code preventing…
Evil stepmoms. They're a stereotype for a reason.
*Part of Disney Project*
Starting now, I will try to watch/re-watch every single Disney animated film in order from when they came out. I know it's going to take a long while and for all I know I could just be getting halfway through come a year from now. In any case, I just wanted to see if the films that had a huge effect on me as a kid will still have that effect on me now. Why? Because I love Disney and for most of us, we've loved Disney since we were kids. It's a cultural phenomenon that we've all been introduced to at least once in our lives and why not see how well they hold up…
The first animated feature film ever is also one of the best animated experiences of all time. David Hand was named crazy, but his unique masterwork has transcended 70 years later and now is referenced as an inspirational source for creative and inventive storytelling. The Toy Story of the 30's (as for influence and landmark filmmaking goes).
Before Snow White, animation was three minutes of motion as chickens sang, cows and dogs played instruments and all to tinny pre-school music. For this film, the animators under Walt Disney's supervision had to create an entirely new process, they had to create not just well-rounded characters but they had to reinvent an entirely new film method of language in order to design a film literally from scratch.
It wasn't enough to simply put together a cohesive story. The world inside Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is populated in every inch of the screen with supporting characters: rabbits, birds, turtles, deer, skunks, chipmunks, squirrels, mice, etc. They packed the frame so that everything is always in motion and we…
>Balance of Elements: 7/10
>Production Design- 10/10
-Sets & Props: 5/5
Although the film is clearly stretching the story material far beyond its means to make it feature length, as a piece of film history and artistry this first feature length animation is a classic.
The music, the animation, the humor, and sheer daring of the project make it a wonder to behold in nearly every imaginable way.
My first watch since Jimmy Carter was President. It's strange seeing it through adult eyes.
Well, I can't love the actress who plays Snow White. Her voice is incredibly annoying. Almost 80 years later the animation is unconvincing in places, and the prince in particular looks pretty bad. But it is lovely to look at (virtually any still that doesn't include the prince would make a great poster), the actors who play the dwarves do a good job, the queen is as scary as she needs to be, and of course the film deserves credit just for being what it is: the reason there are animated feature films at all.
It's part of the canon, everyone should see it, and though it's dated there's still a lot to like.
Ver 'Blancanieves y los siete enanitos' en cualquier idioma es siempre una experiencia mágica. Hoy fue en holandés, y ha servido para abrirme boca de esta nueva aventura que está por comenzar (maratón 'Blancanieves...' en todos los idiomas que TPB me permita).
5/5 essentially for the production/animation - I mean, seriously - 1937 ??!!??!!
The first and one of the best Disney classics.
A note on the viewing: Viewed in HD at 2K resolution via Disney's UK Blu-ray release. The film looks great.
Disney: A Summer Revisiting #01
Well this wasn't the experience I was expecting. I remember wearing my VHS tape of this out as a child. Admittedly that's the only thing I remembered about Snow White before checking it out again today.
I knew the basic elements, Snow is the fairest, the queen wants her dead, she hides out with dwarfs, blah blah blah, but I was bit fuzzy on the details. I'll start with the movie's strong points. For one thing the animation is absolutely gorgeous. Snow White fleeing the castle ranks as one of the greatest animated scenes ever made in my mind (The heigh ho scene as well). The seven dwarfs are probably the strongest characters in this.…
Making my re-acquaintance with Disney's first animated feature as an adult, and on the big screen, I was surprised by how much I could remember and by how much still works well - the comedy persona of the various dwarfs, the hissing evil of the beautiful yet malevolent Queen, the rosy innocence of Snow White, the blandness of the Prince.
There are some marvellous songs, too. Everyone probably knows 'Heigh-ho, it's off to work we go' but we also have 'Someday my Prince will come', 'Whistle while you work', and 'I'm wishing'. There's excellent voice work from Adriana Caselotti as Snow White (her silhouette was inspired by the young Marjorie Belcher aka Marge Champion), Harry Stockwell (father of Dean, as…
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Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!