Walt Disneys Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs & the Making of the Classic Film by Richard HollissIt was nice to finally read a book devoted to this animated masterpiece, The One that Started It All. I have read Disney books before, but none of them were strictly about what was formerly known as Disneys folly.
Unfortunately, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Snow White herself are often depreciated in many ways by the modern public. Even if not explicitly belittled, they are certainly shoved from the todays mind in favor of, say, Frozen and Queen Elsa.
This book gives you a new appreciation for the movie, the faithful staff, and all of the hard work put into it. The first section of the book discusses before and during the making of the film. This part was very interesting, as it did not just focus on the animation, but the whole Disney process, that being animation, staff meetings, story-development, characters, voice acting, etc. In fact, much of it was about the story development: How the story of Snow White came to be what it is today. I think many of the abandoned ideas were genius, and I was sorry that they had had to go.
The middle section takes up where the first leaves off: The premiere night of Snow White. This part is a summary, with pictures and quotations, of the movie as it stands.
The last section of the book is all about the cultural phenomenon the film became. It spawned educational shorts, merchandise of all kinds, a special Academy Award, and the beginning of a serious appreciation for the art of animation. This part of the book allows the reader see into the immense popularity of Snow White, and Walt Disney, worldwide.
I loved all of the funny and sweet little stories all throughout the book. From Shirley Temples adorably sincere Oscar presentation to the 53-year-old mans touching letter, from Stick to shorts! to Adriana Caselotti and Harry Stockwell sneaking into the movie premiere, these stories provided such an invaluable look at the films development and the sensation it caused.
My favorite story was what is known as Stick to shorts!, found on pages 34 and 35. In addition, I thoroughly enjoyed anytime Adriana Caselotti was quoted. I wish she had been quoted more than she had because it seems that she genuinely loved her experiences with the film and had plenty of stories to tell. Everything she said made me certain that she was the living, breathing Snow White.
I highly recommend this book for any Disney fan, as it will give them an even deeper appreciation for Disneys first marvel. I also recommend it for any who denigrates Snow White for any reason. It will serve well as a nice dose (or better yet, slap) of reality.
Movie 1: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
To begin this project of course we have to start where it all began. The first full length animated film- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Debuting in , Snow White was not only a creative success but a commercial hit as well. Walt Disney was given an honorary Oscar in for his achievement and the 7 Dwarfs became marketing icons on all kinds of merchandise, creating a commercial profitability which film had not seen to that point. Work on the film began in with an initial budget of k.
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