SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS – 2009 DIAMOND EDITION
THE ORIGINAL – AND STILL THE BEST
The first full length animated feature instantly established Walt Disney as a
cinematic legend – and 70 years later the film is still regarded as the greatest
animated film of all time on the American Film Institute’s list. Now it’s
available to another generation in a new Diamond Edition, offering superb audio
visual quality – and its ageless charm.
Celebrated as an entertainment landmark for over 70 years, the first full-length
animated film ever made, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ world premiere
represented a major milestone for the world of animation and a giant leap
forward for The Walt Disney Company. Presented with a 1939 honorary Academy
Award for ‘significant screen innovation which has charmed millions, and
pioneered a great new entertainment field.’
As one of the first ever films earmarked for preservation by the Library of
Congress, it has been entertaining moviegoers and critics alike for decades. It
was also the first film ever to have a motion picture soundtrack, as well as the
first film to use music to advance the story. To date, Snow White and the Seven
Dwarfs has been released theatrically a total of nine times and has grossed
[inflation adjusted] US$782.6 million in the US alone. It was made for US$1.5
million in 1934-37.
BEST OF LISTS
§ AFI Top 10 Top 10 Lists – Greatest Animated Film of All Time (2008): #1;
§ AFI 100 Greatest Films (2007): #34;
§ AFI 100 Hereos/100 Villains (2003): The Evil Queen #10 Villain; and
§ AFI 100 Years 100 Songs (2004): ‘Someday My Prince Will Come’ #19 song.
Among the other notable accomplishments for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
are a number of groundbreaking firsts within the art of film entertainment,
§ First full-length animated feature produced by Walt Disney;
§ First film to have a soundtrack album released;
§ First to be considered a Walt Disney Animated Classic;
§ First American animated feature film in movie history;
§ First Disney film theatrically re-released in seven-year pattern (starting
§ Among first 25 featured films to be preserved in the National Film Registry,
Library of Congress (1989);
§ First film entirely scanned to digital file, restored and recorded back to
§ First video released in Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection (1994);
§ First DVD released in Disney’s Platinum Series (2001); and
§ 2009: will be first Disney film released in Diamond Collection series (DVD &
With numerous awards accumulated by this ground-breaking animated film, Walt
Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs continues to receive some of the
highest awards bestowed within the world of Cinema. These prestigious awards
§ Academy Awards:
o 1937 Music (Scoring) – Nominee; and
o 1939 Special Award to Walt Disney for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,
recognised as a significant screen innovation which has charmed millions and
pioneered a great new entertainment field for the motion picture cartoon. One
regular size Oscar plus seven small Oscar statuettes on stepped base were
presented to Walt Disney.
THE DIAMOND EDITION DISCS (available from October 14,
$39.95 – 2-Disc DVD;
$49.95 – 3-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray
Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD)
About Disney ‘Combo Packs’ (Blu-Ray + DVD in a single package):
In 2008 WDSHE pioneered the Combo Pack – Blu-ray Disc(s) plus a DVD in a single
package. Current Disney Platinum Edition titles available as Combo Packs include
Sleeping Beauty and Pinocchio.
EXCLUSIVE DVD BONUS FEATURES:
• The Princess and the Frog sneak peek;
• Snow White returns;
• Deleted scenes – including ‘Soup eating sequence’ and ‘Bed building
• The one that started it all;
• ‘Someday my Prince will come’ by Tiffany Thornton;
• Dopey’s wild mine ride game;
• Animation voice talent;
• Disney through the decades;
• Heigh-ho sing-along; and
• Heigh-ho karaoke.
(2 Blu-ray discs + DVD).
• Hyperion Studios – Audiences are digitally transported to 1937 to
discover first-hand the Hyperion Studios, the original studio Walt Disney
himself built and where Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was conceived and
developed. Viewers will virtually walk the halls of this historic landmark
experiencing life at Hyperion Studios back in the 1930’s. This amazing
‘Backstage Disney’ feature contains newly dimensionalised archival photos,
animator recordings, archival transcripts and rare footage of Walt himself
revealing how Disney’s gifted filmmakers crafted the
very first animated feature.
• Magic Mirror – Using the latest in Blu-ray technology, the iconic Magic
Mirror guides the audience through the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Diamond
Edition features with ease serving as the ‘host’ for an incredibly immersive
experience. The Mirror will recognise viewing patterns, knows where the audience
has left off and will even suggest where to navigate next. This marks the first
use of artificial intelligence in a Disney Blu-ray™ release and provides viewers
the control to personally create a customised Snow White experience.
• DisneyView – Disney’s pioneering animated feature is brought to the
modern era of widescreen high definition viewing by allowing the user to expand
their viewing experience beyond the original aspect ratio of the film. Utilising
Disney Blu-ray™ technology, acclaimed Disney artist Toby Bluth was able to
‘draw’ beyond the borders of classic full frame cinema and fill the otherwise
dark edges of the screen with beautiful custom imagery, giving audiences a new
view of their animated classic favorite.
• About Toby Bluth – Disney artist Toby Bluth tells how the movie
inspired him to create the superb DisneyView art.
• What Do You See? – To win this exciting interactive game, players must
untangle scrambled images.
• Jewel Jumble Players put jewels from the Dwarfs’ mine in the proper
order to win this game.
• Scene Stealer – Allows viewers to upload a personal photo and
experience life as one of the Seven Dwarfs—on-screen in the actual film.
Published October 15, 2009
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