Walt Disney;s First ever animate feature film was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs which premiered at the Carthay Circle Theater December 21, 1937 in Los Angeles, CA. The film was directed by William Cottrell and David Hand,its 1h 23 min long and rated G.
The storyline goes as such: Snow white is pursued but a jealous queen which she has to then hide with the Dwarfs while later the queen finds out Snow white is still alive and prepares to feed her a poison apple. The voice starred Adriana Caselotti as Snow White, Cordelia Ferreira as the Evil Queen, Lucille La Verne as the Queen/Witch, Moroni Olsen as the Magic Mirror and Harry Stockwell as the Prince.
Without the Dwarfs the movie wouldn’t be as entertaining because the Dwarfs stole the show. Dopey one of my favorite dwarfs because he is very dog like…he sleeps like a dog, he chases the soap like a dog and shakes water off like one and i LOVE it which is why he is my favorite aside from Grumpy. Grumpy starts off hating Snow White and throughout the course of the movie makes snarky comments about women, but in the end Grumpy does the most to save her.
Snow White is the first film to have a soundtrack. It has a lot of amazing songs like my favorites Im Wishing/One Song and of course With A Smile and A Song. Don’t get me wrong i love Heigh-Ho, Whistle Whistle You Work and Someday My Prince Will Come but those are definitely my favorite.
Roy Disney created the sound of the floor creaking with Dopey’s slow footsteps by slowly bending an empty leather waller back and forth. Behind the Queen as she stride down to the basement to perform her spell you can see a hidden Mickey formed by three stones. Snow White was the first full length movie to use the multi plane camera to give the animation cells more depth.
Convinced that the film would fail the Hollywood film industry labeled the film “Walt Disney’s Folly” but instead of failing the film won a special Academy Award, one standard Oscar and seven miniature statuettes on a stepped base. It was also the highest grossing film ever for exactly one year but it was knocked out of the top spot by Gone with the Wind (1939). The profits the movie made allowed Disney to Build the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs for me is a very respectable movie because years and years later children still know who she is and in 2014 Walt Disney World built a new ride based off the film and a star on the Hollywood walk of fame.