Top 20 Movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) ranks 14th in Matt Lynn Digital’s Top 20 Movies in ranked order listing. As the first fully animated feature film of Walt Disney Studios, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs “pioneered a new form of family entertainment” (Walt Disney Studios) that we at Matt Lynn Digital recognize with this ranking.
Snow White joins 17th ranked Toy Story (1995) as the two fully animated movies to make the Top 20 movie to make our listing. The movie itself includes the character Snow White being pursued by a jealous and evil queen. By happenstance, Snow stumbles upon the dwelling of the Dwarfs, organizes their home, and ultimately hides in their home. Before long, the queen learns of this arrangement, prepares a poison apple and a plan, and the tale as sourced from Grimm’s Fairy Tales came to life.
There are two remarkable qualities to this movie, beyond the historical reasoning, that prompted me to take a look here for the true reasoning for ranking Snow White as the 14th movie in our Top 20 movie.
The first, as you can see from the images included with this review, would be the stunning quality of the artistry and animation. The rendering is as beautiful as it is masterful. This by itself changed the landscape for cinema as much as my next point.
The story of Snow White, as pointed out in the Roger Ebert review, is “not so much about Snow White or Prince Charming as about the Seven Dwarfs and the evil Queen–and the countless creatures of the forest and the skies, from a bluebird that blushes to a turtle who takes forever to climb up a flight of stairs.” There is a fullness of story and an attention to detail that immerses you, as the viewer, in the telling.
The Walt Disney Studios had set out to make quality ther hallmark; that we are calling out the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) movie in our Top 20 Movie rankings 80-years later tells you this movie is worth a review.
Matt – Saturday, February 18, 2017