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.
How could anyone give this film a negative review? I’m not saying that it is impossible to view this animation classic and have a less than stellar impression of it. I’m saying that this film is so beloved and so ingrained in the popular culture that writing a review that could be perceived as “bad” could illicit vitriol from anyone who reads it. That being said….
I’m joking a little bit. I did not dislike this film, but I feel that the seemingly universal praise of this movie is more than a bit hyperbolic.
The movie is an important historical and culture milestone. It was the first feature length animated movie to be released across the country. It made an…
*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…
Charming as always, Disney gives us a glimpse of what was to come.
Narrative wise it is not the greatest animated film ever, but if you compare it to what came previously, it is quite astonishing. And funny, it is also very funny, in a way you don't fully understand when you're a kid. The naivety and innocence of Snow White, the humor and distinct personalities of the seven dwarfs, and the jealousy and envy of the evil queen - plus everything that is not explicit but is also depicted (requires a deeper study of the characters and the time it was made), make for a unique story that would inspire the history of animated features forever.
'Snow White' is not Disney's best film, but it is a milestone in animation that opened many possibilities for animated films, and set Disney Studios as the best animation studio of the time, eliminating every possible adversary.
'Blancanieves y los siete enanitos' no sólo es mi clásico Disney favorito, es mi película preferida de todos los tiempos, y puedo asegurar que lo seguirá siendo el resto de mi vida.
Tengo infinidad de razones para afirmar que es la mejor película del estudio, empezando por que es la primera y por lo tanto iniciadora del mágico universo de largometrajes que la siguieron. También fue la primera vez que en una cinta de animación los personajes guardaban proporciones reales y sus movimientos eran realistas, y quizás si Disney no hubiese querido dotar a 'Blancanieves...' de esta cualidad a nadie más se le habría ocurrido, quién sabe. Lo que es seguro es que sin esta película, el cine tal cual…
Good..but packed full of all those things that have since become Disney cliches. Might be a bit sexist too.
The first feature film from Disney, yet still the best nearly eight decades later. Draws a great deal of inspiration from silent horror and that music sequence in the cottage? Absolutely divine.
Got to see this in the theatre on the Ultrascreen. It's a fun movie with excellent animation. It's the beginning of an empire and I find it very enjoyable indeed.
Reveals itself to be much more of a showcase (or celebration, maybe) of the animators' ability to bring the pliable dwarves to life than a plotted film. There's a bit of time spent setting up the queen's jealousy of Snow White and the latter's subsequent hiding in the forest, but then there just seems to be a lot of the dwarves flailing around until the apple comes out with maybe 10 minutes to go.
A beautiful film and probably revolutionary in its time, but decidedly undertold by today's standards. That queen is scary as hell though.
Also, the dwarves and Snow White are drawn in such a way they appear to be in different films.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The animation in this one seems the most old fashioned yet. Not surprising as it is the oldest. But interestingly, even though I haven't seen it since like forever, a lot of the scenes came rushing back to me. Not just general things, but some specific details too. Likely I was shown this once too many times when I was a kid. It's reasonably fun, a few scenes brought a smile to my face. The singing from Snow White and the prince weren't to my liking, but the rest of the music was fine.
Snow White herself has a very antiquated look. Definitely not an overtly cutesy character. She has about as far from Disney Eyes as any…
The one that started it all. Amazingly the animation still looks pretty damn amazing, especially for a film that is 78 years old! Though sometimes, specifically towards the beginning of the film, the animation looks kind of odd, but overall a pretty decent film.
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