Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The first animated feature from The Walt Disney Company—and the first traditionally animated feature ever produced—was a critical and commercial success that is as beloved today as when it premiered more than 85 years ago. With its artful animation, charming characters, and tuneful score, Snow White created a template for how to bring fantasy to the big screen that is still studied today. The film was nominated for its original score, and the following year the Academy gave Disney a Special Award for the film (one full-sized Oscar and seven small ones), “recognized as a significant screen innovation which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field for the motion picture cartoon.”

DIRECTED BY: David Hand, Perce Pearce, William Cottrell, Larry Morey, Wilfred Jackson, Ben Sharpsteen. WRITTEN BY: Ted Sears, Richard Creedon, Otto Englander, Dick Rickard, Earl Hurd, Merrill De Maris, Dorothy Ann Blank, Webb Smith. WITH: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille LaVerne, Moroni Olsen. 1937. 86 min. USA. Color. English. Rated G. 35mm.

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