It's been almost 80 years since its premiere, and Snow White is still the fairest of them all. Sure, it has aged noticeably, but I believe it holds up very well, even today. There are other things to be appreciated other than its historical value. The beautiful artwork and backgrounds, the music, the seven little and very funny men, the menacing villain, even Snow White herself and her sweetness. A classic!
Walt's economically told 1st full-length feature remains a landmark in film history. The multi-plane method of animation rendered in the style of German Expressionism makes it a wholly immersive experience with the cute animals and magnificent seven scene-stealing dwarfs balanced against the terror and eeriness of the wicked stepmother. You'd have to be extremely grumpy not to be entertained by this sleeping beauty..
Praise from Eisenstein led to me revisiting this one. The dwarfs creep me out more now then they ever did in '94, but the fantasy set-pieces are still exquisite, with an authentically mystical fairy tale vibe that contemporary Hollywood animation has all but abandoned (sadly) in favor of irony and parody. It deserves mention alongside Cocteau and Melies—it was able to launch an Evil Empire for a reason. 5 stars.
There's a real otherworldliness to early Disney fairytale kitsch that isn't really recognized anymore, all the graceful limbs, the lulling female choir, the mysterious and beautiful forest backdrops. They are still trying to find their footing with this one though, Snow White is a pretty but moronic bore, the dwarfs are dull, unfunny and overused.
this movie has a locomotion which is infectious but not lively and spirited in the aspect of pure mirth and joy like other disney pictures. the locomotion is more subdued in melancholic and dark waters, giving the story a more mature tint to all of the kaleidoscopic images it projects. and that turtle was the cutest thing ever!
I watched it with a 3 year old girl and was a bit shocked about the cruelty and darkness of some images and scenes. In Germany, it is rated for all ages by the FSK, kind of controlling machinery for movies. Don't know if it is a very good movie for younger children. Nice images, wonderful music, but really dark atmosphere in some scenes.