' Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' Blu-ray

' Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' Blu-ray

By Nick Leyland February 02, 2016 03:37PM EST
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Alright, alright! Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has finally been released on Blu-ray and fans across the world are going to be jumping with joy over this new version. It’s hard to believe that movies from 1937 are still being released in new ways but that’s technology for you. I’m sure this won’t be the last format that this classic film gets released on. Oh yeah, it was just released on digital HD last week!

Anyway, I don’t think there are too many people out there who haven’t seen this film so let me just say the Blu-ray version is bold, beautiful and true to the original. It’s everything you want it to be. The story is as good today as it was in 1937, 1952, 1969, 1978, 1991 and every other year for that matter. So, now that you know the film is as great as it ever was, let’s talk about some of the new features you will get to see with this Blu-ray.

In Walt’s Words: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - This feature includes archival recordings of Walt Disney interviews from 1956. It’s pretty bizarre to see Walt so young and explaining to  interviewers that he is making a full length cartoon. Who knew that he was about to change the world forever! I still can’t believe that at one point they referred to this as “Walt Disney’s Folly.” This feature is really neat because Walt talks about how he first discovered fairy tales and how he began the process of Snow White. I do wish it was a little longer though.

Iconography - This feature on the new Blu-ray helps you explore how this film influences pop culture, art and fashion. We meet with artists like Nathan Sawaya and Brittney Lee who, among others, explain what this film meant to them and how it is has influenced others throughout its life. They all do a number of art projects inspired by the story and give a modern connection to the iconic symbols of the film.

@DisneyAnimation: Designing Disney’s First Princess - This feature basically shows Disney’s current animators discussing how the artists of Snow White changed the world of Disney forever and pay homage to some of the greatest animators of all time. You get to see early sketches of Snow White and you’ll be pretty surprised at what she almost looked like.

The Fairest Facts of Them All: 7 Facts You May Now Know About Snow White - This feature shows Disney Channel star Sofia Carson revealing seven intriguing facts about Snow White.
Sofia goes through these 7 interesting facts about the film that will intrigue any fan of the film including: false teeth, ridiculous unused names for the dwarfs and much, much more.

Snow White in Seventy Seconds - This feature is a kid rap as a reimagining of the story. This should be fun for the kids to watch.  

Alternate Sequence: The Prince Meets Snow White - This feature is a never–before-seen story board sequence where the Prince meets Snow White. I guess the best way to describe this is just as they do in the feature “Comparing the sequence as they initially envisioned it with the finished film, you can see Walt Dinsey’s keen sense of a simply-told story at work...” It’s interesting to hear how Walt and the animators discuss how certain scenes from the film and go over every detail. This feature would be really cool for anyone attempting to get into animation. 

Bringing Snow White to Life - This section not only focuses on the animators of Snow White but the people that taught them. We get to explore animators like Vladimir Tytla, Fred Moore and others who are some of the best of all time. It’s so unbelievable what these people can do with animation and this really gives you a good sense of how talented these people really are.

There is so much more on this Blu-ray including deleted scenes, audio commentary and info on the characters in the film. This disc is a must-have for Disney collectors and fans of the film. Adults and children all over the world will once again be captivated by the wonderful world of Disney.


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