At last, Disney has officially announced some details on the long-awaited animated classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Originally released in 1937, and rereleased countless times over the next sixty years, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” remains one of the most beloved films of all time. The film was groundbreaking upon it original release being the first full length animated feature, which eventually led to the long running series of Disney classics including “Pinocchio”, “Cinderalla”, and “The Little Mermaid”. The only animated film included in the U.S. National Film Registry, and one of only two animated films included in the AFI’s Top 100 list (along with Fantasia), “Snow White” received Academy Award for Walt Disney in 1938.
Although specifics on the disc’s content are sketchy, Disney promises a plethora of special features which will “represent the industry’s first truly immersive DVD experience”. Some features mentioned include behind-the-scenes programs, production features, and audio commentaries in what Disney claims is the most “complete package ever assembled for this animated classic”. No mention is made by Disney however, as to how untouched the film will be when it does hit stores this fall. As announced earlier, Barabara Streisand has completed recording “Some Day My Prince Will Come” for the upcoming DVD. Additional discussion has centered around new segments based on original 1937 sketches being considered for insertion into the film. As soon as more information becomes available as to whether these elements will be supplementary or incorporated into the film, that information will be posted here.
Coming October 12th, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” promises to be Disney’s most comprehensive release to date.