Celebrate Snow White’s 75th Anniversary in New York City
It’s hard to believe that Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is 75 years old! This gorgeous masterpiece will always rank high on our list of favorite animated films. If you love this iconic film as much as we do and will be in the New York City area on September 29, make plans to head to Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall for a state-of-the-art digital presentation as part of the New York Film Festival.
Animator/director/historian Eric Goldberg, co-director of Pocahontas, will introduce the film during the presentation, which will also include a sneak peek of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ newest animated short, Paperman.
“It’s an honor to be introducing Snow White at this year’s New York Film Festival, marking the film’s 75th anniversary,” said Goldberg in an interview on The Disney Blog. “Walt used to refer to Snow White as ‘the one that started it all,’ and he was right. The storytelling, the emotions, the cinematics and the comedy are all so true and so powerful, it’s astonishing to think this assured piece of filmmaking was the studio’s first feature effort. Anyone who is working or has worked in the animation medium owes Snow White a huge debt, as it never ceases to inspire us.”
The film made its world premiere in Los Angeles in 1937. As John Frost writes for The Disney Blog, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs “was the culmination of Walt Disney’s dream to make a full-length animated feature. He had seen a silent version of Snow White, starring Marguerite Chapman in 1917 and the story made a tremendous impression on him.”
Nearly eight decades later, the film is still as wonderful and beautiful as it was the day it debuted. And who can’t help but tap their toes and sing along to the beloved anthem “Heigh Ho”?
If you’ll be in the New York area at the end of September, we hope you’ll make time to honor this treasured film. If you do go to the screening, feel free to stop back by the blog and tell us what you think. You can also share photos on Brenda’s Facebook page, if you like!
Image via Paste magazine