Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Every once in a while there is a movie that defines a genre. The gold standard to which all others are compared. For mob movies there is The Godfather (ok, or maybe Goodfellas, I can’t decide). Romantic Comedies? When Harry Met Sally. Comedy? Airplane. Adventure? Raiders of the Lost Ark.
You get the idea. So what’s missing? The quintessential animated movie. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Disney’s very first Animated feature. And now it is also the first in the Signature Collection. Disney’s exciting new line of high definition Blu-Ray and Digital HD movies. In case you aren’t aware. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the story of Snow White’s escape from her wicked Stepmother (the queen) into the deep woods. She comes across a group of dwarf miners and proceeds to take care of their home in exchange for hiding her from the queen.
For the first time ever, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is available on Digital download. For those of us that like to be able to watch our movies on the go (on my tablet) that is huge. In addition to being shown in stunning HD, the Blu-Ray itself is also packed with extras. You get to hear Walt Disney himself talk about Snow White. There is an alternative storyboard for scenes within the movie and featurettes on how Snow White has affected modern pop culture and the design of animated characters up to this day.
Available for the First Time Ever on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) January 19th
and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack February 2nd
Marking the launch of The Walt Disney Signature Collection
Featuring In-Depth Brand New Bonus Material Including “In Walt’s Words: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Iconography,” “@DisneyAnimation: Designing Disney’s First Princess,” “The Fairest Facts of Them All: 7 Facts You May Not Know About Snow White,” “Snow White in Seventy Seconds,” “Alternate
Sequence: The Prince Meets Snow White” and Much More!
Synopsis: Forever enchanting and inspiring, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs embodies The Walt Disney Signature Collection’s legacy of animation. In this epic story of love and friendship, the kind and beautiful princess Snow White wins the hearts of the Seven Dwarfs and triumphs over the evil plans of a wicked Queen. Share the movie called “The Greatest Animated Film Of All Time,” (American Film Institute) in High Definition Blu-ray and for the first time ever on Digital HD, with special features for the entire family!
Voice Cast: Adriana Caselotti (“The Wizard of Oz”) as Snow White; Roy Atwell (“A Powder Romance”) as Doc; Stuart Buchanan (“Super-Speed”) as Huntsman; Lucille La Verne (“Abraham Lincoln”) as Queen/Witch; Moroni Olsen (“Notorious”) as Magic Mirror; Harry Stockwell (“Here Comes the Band”) as Prince; Eddie Collins (“Drums Along the Mohawk”) as Dopey; Pinto Colvig (“Mickey and the Beanstalk”) as Sleepy/Grumpy; Billy Gilbert (“The Great Dictator”) as Sneezy; Otis Harlan (“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”) as Happy; and Scotty Mattraw (“In Old Chicago”) as Bashful.
Producer: Walt Disney
Directors: William Cottrell (Sequence Director); David Hand (Supervising Director); Wilfred Jackson (Sequence Director); Larry Morey (Sequence Director); Perce Pearce (Sequence Director); Ben Sharpsteen (Sequence Director).
Writers: Ted Sears (Story Adaptation); Richard Creedon (Story Adaption); Otto Englander (Story Adaption); Dick Rickard (Story Adaption); Earl Hurd (Story Adaptation); Merrill De Maris (Story Adaptation); Dorothy Ann Blank (Story Adaptation); Webb Smith (Story Adaptation).
Based on: “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” written by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
Composers: Frank Churchill (“Bambi”); Leigh Harline (“Pinocchio”); Paul Smith (“Cinderella”)
Release Dates: January 19, 2016 (Digital HD) & February 2, 2016 (Physical & Digital SD)
Product SKUs: Disney Movies Anywhere, Digital HD & SD, Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital)
Blu-ray & Digital*
Bonus Features:In Walt’s Words: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – For the first time ever, hear Walt himself talk about Snow White.
Iconography – Explore how this film influences pop culture, art, and fashion.
@DisneyAnimation: Designing Disney’s First Princess – Modern day Disney artists discuss the design of Snow White and how it influenced the look of some of your favorite Disney characters.
The Fairest Facts of Them All: 7 Facts You May Now Know About Snow White – Disney Channel star Sofia Carson reveals seven intriguing facts about Snow White.
Snow White in Seventy Seconds – Rap along with this hip reimagining of the story.
Alternate Sequence: The Prince Meets Snow White – A never–before-seen story board sequence where the Prince meets Snow White.
*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer
And much more!
Ratings: G in US & Canada (bonus materials are not rated)
Feature Run Time: Approximately 83 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1:33:1
Audio: Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital. DVD: English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital.
Languages: English, French and Spanish
Subtitles: English (ESL/SDH), French and Spanish
SOCIAL MEDIA: https://www.facebook.com/DisneySnowWhite
ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY SIGNATURE COLLECTION:
The Walt Disney Signature Collection includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. Each release will offer special features for every member of your family plus a unique digital experience.
About Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA)
Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) is an engaging and family-friendly cloud-based digital movie service that makes it simple to buy your favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars movies once and watch them anywhere. With DMA you can explore Disney’s library of over 450 eligible digital movies, discover hours of new and exclusive short-form content, and watch your digital movies from the comfort of the living room or across multiple mobile devices. Using the free DMA apps and website, consumers can connect their DMA account with participating providers including iTunes, Amazon Video, VUDU, Microsoft Movies and TV and Google Play and unlock access to your eligible movie collection across platforms and devices – iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV/Airplay, Amazon’s Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Microsoft Movies and TV service on Windows and Microsoft Xbox devices, Android TV, Chromecast and the Roku platform. In addition, you can redeem Digital Copy codes found in Disney, Pixar and Marvel Blu-rays and DVDs, as well as earn Disney Movie Rewards points with every digital purchase.
ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:
For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!
WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS
Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. Located in Burbank, WDAS continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, stretching from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to 2013’s Academy Award®-winning Frozen, (Best Animated Feature Film, 2013) the biggest animated film of all time. Among the studio’s timeless creations are Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Tangled and the Oscar®-winning Big Hero 6 (Best Animated Feature Film, 2014).
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary Blu-ray copy of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to facilitate this review. Regardless, all opinions expressed are still 100% my own. Photos courtesy of Walt Disney Studios. Please note that this post may contain affiliate links.