Evil Queen:Magic Mirror on the Wall who is the fairest one of all?
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The world of Disney is a very diverse one indeed with many movie masterpieces under their belt. And it all started with this one film way back in 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. And even after all these years this movie still finds itself able to be held up next to many of Disney’s behemoths.
The story is that Snow White is a princess living with her stepmother the evil Queen Grimhilde. The Queen wants to be the “fairest of them all” but is surpassed by Snow White thus she has a huntsman go into the woods to kill her. He, however, cannot bring himself to do it and tells her to run away into the woods where she comes across the seven dwarves. The queen, however, discovers Snow White is still alive and puts on a disguise to kill her herself.
The movie does not have much in the way of complex storytelling or characters. However, this turns out to be one of the movies greatest strengths. Most of the characters Snow White, the dwarves, the queen are just so enjoyable in their personalities and working off each other that it really gives a colorful and vibrant atmosphere.
The animation truly hits a classical feel that ties into the aforementioned colorful and vibrant atmosphere even if hand-drawn animation weren’t a dead art. But it doesn’t shy away from the dark and scary moments either. The transformation of the evil queen, Snow White running through the forest are all drawn in such a way that makes it hard not to get sucked in by it. In regards to the characters perhaps the best-animated are the dwarves. Each one looks different and has a different personality depending on their name.
The prince is yet another part of the narrative whose role is overshadowed by the sheer emotion of the moment. There’s very little indication of who he is or where he came from. However, his hopeful presence to awake Snow White and having them ride off after her truly devastating funeral is what overshadows it.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves did not have much logic or depth but its emotion vastly overshadows both aspects. And this was only the start of what was to come from Disney.