Why an Apple?

15th February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Why an Apple?

We may wonder why the stepmother chose to poison an apple rather than a pear or something. Apples have a special symbolism, perhaps because the word has been used as a generic term for any fruit (for example, tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, oranges, and others have all been specifically called a kind of apple at different […] Read More

Time and Place of Snow White

14th February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Time and Place of Snow White

Snow White is a hard one to place both chronologically or spatially. There are no direct references at all. At first look, it would appear that the only thing that can be positively surmised is that the story takes place in medieval Europe. Different elements draw very strongly on this, such as the castle. There […] Read More

Source Material of Snow White

11th February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Source Material of Snow White

The film attributes the source material to the Brothers Grimm. While it is likely true that their version popularized the story, they merely gathered it from others. Their book was published in 1857, and it is hard to say exactly when the folktale began (in fact, one of the elements of the definition of a […] Read More

What’s in a Name? – Snow White

10th February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on What’s in a Name? – Snow White

The mention of skin that is white as snow seems to be the key to understanding Snow White’s name—not that it is very difficult anyways. Both snow and white tend to be symbols of purity and incorruption. Indeed, this fits Snow White’s character absolutely. She is the epitome of innocence. Yes, her skin is particularly […] Read More

Snow White’s Significance

9th February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Snow White’s Significance

Of all the Disney movies, Snow White may be the most important of all. It was the first full length animated film produced by any studio in the world. Its success fueled the fire that gave way to numerous more. Indeed, now we have thousands of animated films. Just like the movie itself, the songs […] Read More

Ten Things I Learned from Snow White

8th February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Ten Things I Learned from Snow White

Don’t let salespeople in your home—especially if they’re selling apples. If somebody is better looking than you, get over it. If you try to kill her, you’ll probably end up dead. Dwarves who are grumpy have larger noses than those who are happy. You can tell a jewel’s worth by how it sounds when you […] Read More

My Take on Snow White

7th February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on My Take on Snow White

Character I identify with: Grumpy – He seems to be unpleasant, and in many ways he is.  But he’s also the most level-headed and quick-witted of them all.  And in the end, he may be a little grumpy, but he’s got as big a heart as the rest of the dwarves. Element I wish would […] Read More

Review of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

4th February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Review of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Regardless of whether you like Snow White, you can’t downplay its significance in the history of animation. It was the first full length animated feature. Everyone at the time said that it couldn’t be done profitably. Walt Disney proved that it could. To this day, Snow White remains one of the highest money-making films of […] Read More