Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
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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.… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"To say of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs that it is among the genuine artistic achievements of this country takes no great daring."
‑ Otis Ferguson, The New Republic
"...the animation itself is top-notch, and in a number of darker sequences (Snow White's terrified entry into the forest, for example), Disney's adoption of Expressionist visual devices makes for genuinely powerful drama."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Disney's first animated feature pushed the art form in thrilling new directions, completely redrawing a much-loved fairy tale of bad stepmothers, forest glades and handsome princes that previously existed only on the printed page."
‑ Andrew Collins, Radio Times
"the film's overall effect is undeniable, not only on the history of cinema as a whole, but in each new viewing that reveals another dimension or additional detail, the sum total of which is one of the true cinematic masterpieces"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"One of the most important films in the history of popular cinema, and film fans must never forget the incredible achievement it was in 1937. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"So perfect is the illusion, so tender the romance and fantasy, so emotional are certain portions when the acting of the characters strikes a depth comparable to the sincerity of human players, that the film approaches real greatness."
‑ John C. Flinn Sr., Variety
"It is a classic, as important cinematically as The Birth of a Nation or the birth of Mickey Mouse."
‑ Frank S. Nugent, New York Times
"There are only a tiny number of films that have come anywhere close to equaling its achievement."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Great movie, great treatment, but if you're particular about your collection, know that the combo pack is available in both DVD and Blu-ray packaging."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"This is both an entertaining old movie and a significant historical document. If you love film, then you must see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"You've probably seen it 15 times by now, so why not make it 16?"
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"To one degree or another, every animated feature made since owes it something."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"It luxuriates in the art of animation, watching the various animals race through the woods, or watching Snow White running scared from an array of imaginary horrors."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"It is Snow White's afterbirth that merits both canonization and destruction."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"Largely it succeeds because it really is a great deal of fun."
‑ , Empire Magazine
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