Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs is one of our nation's classic films not just because it's a fun story even to this day, but also the simple fact that it's one of our earliest examples of advances in the medium. Though it wasn't even the first time that the Brothers Grimm story had been put on the big screen (that was first done in 1902), the film was the first full-length cel animated feature in motion picture history, the first full movie in color, and the first ever Disney movie. Even though we are now a full 75 years removed from the movie's 1937 release date its feats remain as impressive as ever. And now some of the earliest behind the scenes work on the film has arrived online as though to celebrate it.
The Tumblr blog Not Pulp Covers has gotten its hands on concept art that was used by Walt Disney Productions when the film was first in development. The images are strange to look at because while many of them do feature the Disney princess that we all know in love, there are some examples where she looks quite different than she does in the final film. You can see three of the pieces below and I urge you to go to the Tumblr page and see the full gallery. It's very interesting.
This, of course, has already been a big year for Snow White. Back in March Relativity Media produced and released Tarsem Singh's Mirror Mirror while Universal Pictures developed Snow White and the Huntsman with Chris Hemsworth and Kristen Stewart. It's strange to see how much impact the classic story has on our pop culture.
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