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Snow White and the seven dwarfs /

by Hand, David; Caselotti, Adriana; Stockwell, Harry; La Verne, Lucille; Olsen, Moroni; Sears, Ted; Gilbert, Billy; Colvig, Pinto; Walt Disney Pictures; Walt Disney Enterprises; Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Burbank, Calif. : Walt Disney Enterprises : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2001]Edition: Platinum ed.Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0788828126; 9780788828126.Language note: Closed captioned. In English or French.Other title: Disc label title: Walt Disney's Snow White and the seven dwarfs.Subject(s): Snow White (Tale) -- Film adaptations | Children's films | Princes -- Drama | Queens -- Drama | Dwarfs -- Drama | Films for the hearing impaired | Children's films | Dwarfs | Films for the hearing impaired | Princes | Queens | Snow White (Tale) | Drama | Film adaptations | Musical films | Animated filmsHosted by Roy Disney and the magic mirror; new rendition of "Some Day My Prince Will Come" performed by Barbra Streisand with the voices: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne, Moroni Olsen, Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Otis Harlan, Scotty Mattraw, Roy Atwell, Stuart Buchanan.Summary: Fairy tale story of Snow White and the adventures she has with the seven dwarfs, the prince, and the evil queen.
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It was called "Disney's Folly." Who on earth would want to sit still for 90 minutes to watch an animated cartoon? And why pick a well-worn Grimm's Fairy Tale that every schoolkid knows? But Walt Disney seemed to thrive on projects which a lesser man might have written off as "stupid" or "impossible". Investing three years, $1,500,000, and the combined talents of 570 artists into Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disney produced a film that was not only acknowledged a classic from the outset, but also earned 8,500,000 depression-era dollars in gross rentals. Bypassing early temptations to transform the heroine Snow White into a plump Betty Boop type or a woebegone ZaSu Pitts lookalike, the Disney staffers wisely made radical differentiations between the "straight" and "funny" characters in the story. Thus, Snow White and Prince Charming moved and were drawn realistically, while the Seven Dwarfs were rendered in the rounded, caricatured manner of Disney's short-subject characters. In this way, the serious elements of the story could be propelled forward in a believable enough manner to grab the adult viewers, while the dwarfs provided enough comic and musical hijinks to keep the kids happy. It is a tribute to the genius of the Disney formula that the dramatic and comic elements were strong enough to please both demographic groups. Like any showman, Disney knew the value of genuine horror in maintaining audience interest: accordingly, the Wicked Queen, whose jealousy of Snow White's beauty motivates the story, is a thoroughly fearsome creature even before she transforms herself into an ancient crone. Best of all, Snow White clicks in the three areas in which Disney had always proven superiority over his rivals: Solid story values (any sequence that threatened to slow down the plotline was ruthlessly jettisoned, no matter how much time and money had been spent), vivid etched characterizations (it would have been easier to have all the Dwarfs walk, talk and act alike: thank heaven that Disney never opted for "easy"), and instantly memorable songs (Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith and the entire studio music department was Oscar-nominated for such standards-to-be as "Whistle While You Work" and "Some Day My Prince Will Come"). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1937.

Based on the fairy tale recorded by the Brothers Grimm.

Hi fi, stereo, Dolby surround.

Special features: Making of Walt Disney's Snow White and the seven dwarfs ; The goddess of Spring animated short ; audio commentary with Walt Disney, guided tours, "Dopey's wild mine ride" adventure game ; Heigh-Ho karaoke sing along ; supplemental material on disc 2 "The legacy of Snow White" includes timelines with celebrity hosts, storyboard to film comparisons, layouts and backgrounds gallery, character design galleries, deleted scenes, vintage black and white short subjects and supplemental audio.

Cinematography, Maxwell Morgan ; music, Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline, and Paul Smith.

Hosted by Roy Disney and the magic mirror; new rendition of "Some Day My Prince Will Come" performed by Barbra Streisand with the voices: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne, Moroni Olsen, Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Otis Harlan, Scotty Mattraw, Roy Atwell, Stuart Buchanan.

Fairy tale story of Snow White and the adventures she has with the seven dwarfs, the prince, and the evil queen.

DVD format.

For home use only.

Closed captioned. In English or French.

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