I received an advance copy of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Diamond Edition from One2One Network to review. The Diamond Edition includes both DVD & Blu-ray discs. The suggested retail price is $39.99, but I have seen it advertised for around $25. I don’t have a Blu-ray player yet, so I couldn’t check out all the extra features including: games, newly discovered storyboards, DisneyView, bonus features, and much more. I am looking forward to getting a Blu-ray player just to experience all the extras…maybe Santa will bring me one.
I was pretty surprised that my kids had not seen this wonderful Disney Classic yet, so I was very excited for them to watch one of my favorite childhood movies. When watching Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs for the first time in many, many years, it was as though I was transported back in time. I always loved the Dwarfs and their cute little quirks, and surprise, surprise, I still love them. They are so stinking cute! I could not get over how funny certain aspects of the Dwarfs were…things I didn’t really remember or catch as a kid, like Doc getting tongue-tied constantly, Grumpy’s views on women, the creative ways they came up with to keep Sneezy from sneezing, and Dopey’s, well, dopey-ness. Who could not love the sweet group of mini-men consisting of Happy, Sleepy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Bashful, and Doc? Grayson thoroughly enjoyed the scene when they were all sleeping, and Doc snored up a droplet of water and gurgled. When asked which dwarf was his favorite, Grayson made his ‘let me think’ face, scratched his head and excitedly blurted out ‘the princess!’ Kylie’s favorite dwarf was Doc, and her favorite part of the movie was when Snow White and the Prince lived ‘happily ever after’.
Trinity’s favorite dwarf was Dopey and her favorite part of the movie was when he went up the stairs to take a peek at the ‘monster’ in their bedroom and totally freaked out. Another thing I love about Disney movies is how the woodland creatures are so cute, lovable, and helpful…I’d love it if the crazy squirrels in my yard would help me with my housework!
The image quality was quite good considering this movie was originally released in 1937.
The picture was soft, classic, but clear and clean…it’s amazing what technology can do. Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs was actually based on Brothers Grimm fairy tale Snow White, and was the first full-length cel-animated feature in motion picture history. A few other ‘firsts’ this feature can boast about is the first animated feature film produced in America, the first produced in full color, the first to be produced by Walt Disney, and the first to be considered a Walt Disney Animated Classic. To read more about this Disney gem, here is the Wiki link.