The classic fairy tale retold again. In a really naive move, Mickey sells the cow for magic beans, whereupon the climb to giant country begins for Mickey, Donald, and Goofy.
Ham Luske, a business major, with no formal art education, was the first animator cast by Walt Disney on his daring new project, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” the Studio’s first full-length animated feature film. In a memo dated late 1935, Walt wrote, “From now on Ham Luske is definitely assigned to Snow White.”
As the film’s supervising animator, Ham was responsible for the most difficult character of all – Snow White. The audience had to believe in her for the picture to be a success, which led to the use of such groundbreaking techniques as live-action reference films. Ham adeptly directed live-action model (actress Margie Bell) on film, which artists then referred to as they brought the character to life.
Animator and fellow Disney Legend Ollie Johnston recalled, “Ham’s careful planning and shooting of the live-action footage, always with the idea in mind of how it would be used in animation, resulted in a very convincing character.” So much so that Snow White… read more
This was originally conceived as a second short film of the "Fun and Fancy Free" Disney feature. I have great admiration for that film because it captures a marvelous flavor of puberty's nostalgic bitterness and adventurous desire for all things unknown, plus...Jiminy Cricket! Unfortunately, this short as a stand-alone doesn't work as well as when inside that spectrum of fable as Fun and Fancy Free offered us.