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…
This very first Disney feature-length animated film set a high, high standard. A standard that I don't think the studio ever quite measured up to again. But close. I re-watched both Bambi and Pinocchio earlier this year (those two, Snow White and Fantasia were the first four Disney animated features), and though I was impressed and loved them both, Snow White is numero uno in so many respects.
The animation, the artwork, the story, and I guess even the music (or some of it, like Heigh Ho!) are all so beautifully realized that they stand the test of time and beat out even today's computer animated movies (in my opinion). Snow White is an artistic triumph... and I have my…
The starting point of my trip through the Disney animation vault. Walt Disney's "Five Dollars a Gag" policy was a stroke of genius that means there's something interesting happening onscreen nearly every second of these 84 minutes. Also, Grumpy is an ass.
First animated movie is more essential than it is good.
Snow White is a beautiful and magical movie. Surpassing the "just an animated movie" this one is a truly masterpiece and not only one of the greatest animated films ever, but one of the greatest films ever made.
Happy and Sad at the same time.
Disney's first full length animated feature sets the tone for everything to follow. The feat is overwhelming to consider, even today.
The human characters are believably rendered, Snow White moves with an authentic, albeit old fashioned feminine grace (she was animated by the lead animator of Betty Bop).
The film jumps to life with the seven dwarves. A surprising amount of running time is taken up by inconsequential, but lovely, sequences of cleaning, washing, dancing.
As I am currently making my way through the classic Disney/animated films (in somewhat less than chronological order) I was struck by the cartoonish movements of the the woodland critters who flock to Snow White. It makes Bambi's luscious and realistic animal renderings, just 5 years later, that much more impressive.
Pure Disney magic.
this Movie did teach me not to accept apples from hags, and for that I thank it.
Historically significant it may be, it is also genuinely good story-telling. Beautifully animated, pioneering effort that to this day defines the animated feature. Blu-Ray edition features a lot of bonus features. Interesting is the sequel that could have been made around some deleted scenes, but for reasons unknown didn't. Another feature details decade by decade the growth of Disney studios and its projects, starts off with Disney's art and vision, turns by the later half of the century into a corporate video detailing the company's acquisitions.
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Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!