Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

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I didn’t realize how long it has been since I watched Snow White until I watched it again, and I didn’t remember any of it. It could have been a result of my paralyzing fear of the Evil Queen as a small child, causing me to only watch the movie like twice. And while some aspects of the movie really stood the test of time, other things had me a little perplexed.

I’m assuming that everyone has had a childhood, or any life experience at all, and knows what Snow White is about. The Evil Queen wants to be the prettiest woman ever so she tries to have Snow White killed, but she runs away and lives with seven little men. Oh and there’s a prince.

I’m all for the whole fall in love in two days thing, I mean it totally worked out for Rapunzel and Flynn in Tangled, and Rose and Jack in Titanic until the whole iceberg thing. But falling in love in two minutes make me a little skeptical. Apparently a nice singing voice and unnatural ability to talk to small woodland creatures is all you need to become a princess (I have yet to hear Kate Middleton sing, but I’m sure she has a voice like an angel). An it looks like all you need to do to win over Snow White is sing in her face and wear lipstick.

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But hey, whatever works for you

And while Snow White is cool and everything, the dwarves are definitely the best part of the movie, and obviously Dopey is the best one. And there work song is incredibly cute, but my only concern is that the dwarves are being short changed in terms of their income. Here they are mining diamonds as big as their eyes, and they all have to live together in a tiny cottage?

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They need to have a serious talk with their distributor, or form some kind of mining dwarves union to get that taken care of.

Though Snow White is often considered a children’s movie, it is crazy scary! First you have this big ass man trying to kill you,

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the Snow White has this traumatic experience in the woods, which can really only be defined as a bad LSD trip

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and then a creepy ass woman trying to give you fruit

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and now that I am officially terrified for the rest of the day, I can’t imagine how I dealt with this as a child.

I know that in animation movies, especially fairy tales you have to kind of expand your realm of believability, but I have one concern. The dwarves think Snow White is dead right? Like she ate the poison apple, and she totally looks like she is dead. Why would you put her in a glass coffin? Do they know that the body looks disgusting when it decomposes? And then all those bugs eat it? And you want to exhibit that process in a glass case? I don’t care how pretty she is, people are placed into closed coffins for a reason.

In case you didn’t know, Snow White was the first feature length animated film created by Walt Disney. The film cost over a million dollars to make, which was crazy expensive for the time. Disney even had to mortgage his home. The process of creating the story took a super long time too. They didn’t actually create the names for the dwarves until well into the production process, choosing names from a list of over 50, and constantly changing them (imagine having a dwarf named Jumpy). There were also a multitude of scenes that did not make it into the film. For example, there was a whole scene where the Evil Queen captures the prince and forces him into a dungeon and tries to make him marry her. But alas we will never see it.

It’s hard not love a Disney animated movie. However I really believe that Disney movies have only gotten better since 1937.

Rating: 4 out of 5 times the woodland creatures were actually the most adorable thing ever

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