Tuesday, May 11, 2010
A Written Review: Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is probably the definition of classic 2D animation (being the first feature length animated feature can do that I supposed). Whether it’s the breathtaking hand drawn animation, bubbly musical numbers, and the clever writing this film deserves its place in history.
One of the defining features of Snow White is of course the absolutely breathtaking animation. It’s hard to believe that this film was released in 1937 because of how amazing the animation does look. Compared to today’s animated films, which have over 70 years of technological advancements, this film still stands up as being one of the best looking 2D animated films ever.
You can’t talk Snow White without talking about the music. Snow White’s ridiculously high soprano, while annoying at times to our modern sensibility, is beyond impressive. The Seven Dwarfs amazing harmonized songs, such as “Heigh-Ho”, are still classics that almost every child knows.
Also, something can be said of the writing for this film. While many may not find it to be particularly outstanding for the time in animation the film is quite impressive. Walt Disney’s adaptation of the story of Snow White, which in its original form is quite a dark, sexual, and all around scary tale is quite good and he made something the whole family could, and did, enjoy.
So in the end, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a classic among classics in the 2D animated arena. From the great songs to the amazing animation, this film is one that should be studied by any animation lover worth his salt.