Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

It was called "Disney's Folly." Who on earth would want to sit still for 90 minutes to watch an animated cartoon? And why pick a well-worn Grimm's Fairy Tale that every schoolkid knows? But Walt Disney seemed to thrive on… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: December 21, 1937
DVD Release Date: October 6, 2009
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With its involving story and characters, vibrant art, and memorable songs, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs set the animation standard for decades to come.

Kate Cameron
New York Daily News

The film is as charming as it is novel in conception and execution and it is so bound to appeal as strongly to grown-ups as to youngsters.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

You've probably seen it 15 times by now, so why not make it 16?

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Such a quixotic undertaking in historical context that it was obviously made by someone with something to prove.

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Otis Ferguson
The New Republic

To say of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs that it is among the genuine artistic achievements of this country takes no great daring.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

...the animation itself is top-notch, and in a number of darker sequences (Snow White's terrified entry into the forest, for example), Disney's adoption of Expressionist visual devices makes for genuinely powerful drama.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The animation is spectacular, the songs are catchy, the dwarfs are delightful, and the movie is revolutionary in that it was the first full-length animated feature. But let's face it: Snow White has to be the most passive heroine in film history.

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John C. Flinn Sr.

So perfect is the illusion, so tender the romance and fantasy, so emotional are certain portions when the acting of the characters strikes a depth comparable to the sincerity of human players, that the film approaches real greatness.

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Frank S. Nugent
New York Times

It is a classic, as important cinematically as The Birth of a Nation or the birth of Mickey Mouse.

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Jeff Beck
The Blu Spot

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs may not be the best example of a Disney classic, thanks mainly to its lightly-plotted story, but with great animation, memorable characters, and beautiful music, it still remains one of their most endearing films.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Everett Johnson
Ranked 34 on AFI's top 100 movies of all time, and considered the Disney Animated feature film. "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is an all time… More
Carlos Magalhães
Walt Disney's first animation is an enchanting and delightful adaptation of Grimms' fairy tale. Carefully drawn, with a great attention to details, it… More
Alex roy
The first fully animated feature film is a definite classic of the cinematic medium. This film changed cinema forever, and introduced the world to Walt Disney.… More
Daniel Mumby
The recent release of Mirror, Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman makes this the perfect time to re-examine the Disney version of Snow White, whose success… More
KJ Proulx
"Snow White and the Seven Dwarf's" is a classic Walt Disney feature that will have everyone in tears. As the queen (an evil witch) needs to find… More