Animation didn't always come out of a computer, and something was lost when studios stopped making it
by hand. The first American animated feature, Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
(1937), shows just how beautiful hand-crafted animation can look.
The new Blu-ray release restores that original glory. The foreground action and painted backgrounds
have a dimensionality that only Disney could achieve in animation, and the color red pops so brightly
that you wonder why a serving girl is so well made up.
The story suffers from a sugary sweetness that later Disney works managed to control, but Disney's
technical dazzle was never better. Watch Chapter 8, where Snow White sings to the woodland creatures. As
story, it's laughable (especially if you've seen Enchanted), but as hand-drawn craft, it's
The three-disc set has the movie on DVD and Blu-ray.