SNOW WHITE Collectors’ Edition Books are Timeless Treasures

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Snow White commemorative books

In honor of the 75th anniversary of Walt Disney’s first feature-length film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which is coming this December, Weldon Owen Publishing has released two new collections that chronicle the complete making of this ground-breaking animated movie. I received a review copy of both Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Art and Creation of Walt Disney’s Classic Animated Film and The Fairest One of All: The Making of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and I am completely in awe of these works of art. Each is a visual and literary masterpiece of its own, and my family is sure to cherish these treasures for a long time.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Art and Creation of Walt Disney’s Classic Animated Film catalogs images of more than 250 artworks that will be on display at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, California, from November 15, 2012, to April 14, 2013. The exhibit (and book) includes early artist renderings and concept sketches, watercolor background paintings, and original and replica cels of Snow White scenes. It also features alternate character concepts, deleted scenes, and step-by-step process shots. The four-year filmmaking endeavor is detailed in descriptions and artist recollections throughout the book, making the reader feel a part of that historical event. It is truly fascinating to see live action reference photos and drawings with artist notes and directions scribbled in the margins, like the one seen below.

Snow White dwarf sketch

The Fairest One of All: The Making of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is equally impressive, offering more in-depth information about the story’s background, the tough decisions that went into the film’s final cuts, international reaction to the film, and much, much more. This book is considerably larger than The Art and Creation and provides more narrative on the whole Snow White process. Many of the same artworks are reproduced in The Fairest One of All, but the book also includes photos of Walt, storyboard mockups, and movie posters, as well as stills captured from earlier live-action and animated silent films that inspired the Disney version of this beloved fairy tale. Any fan of Walt Disney entertainment, animated films, or cinematic history in general will genuinely appreciate both of these offerings from author J.B. Kaufman.

Walt Disney Snow White Time Magazine

Both books are available for purchase in hardcover:
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Art and Creation of Walt Disney’s Classic Animated Film
By J.B. Kaufman
Weldon Owen Publishing
978-1616284381 :: October 2012
256 pages :: $35.00 :: Hardcover

The Fairest One of All: The Making of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
By J.B. Kaufman
Weldon Owen Publishing
978-1616284381 :: October 2012
320 pages :: $75.00 :: Hardcover

Now through October 29, 2012, you can enter to win a copy of each book, autographed by the author and Walt’s daughter, Diane Disney Miller. Visit the Weldon Owen Facebook page for complete details and to access entry form. Drawing will take place on November 5, and the winner will be notified by email by November 10. Good luck! Whoever wins this beautiful collection will surely gain a timeless treasure.

Jodi Whisenhunt is the author of MAGICAL MOUSE SCHOOLHOUSE: Learn While You Play at Walt Disney World Resort, and operates a blog by the same title. Her book is available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and  CreateSpace. (Kindle and Nook versions also available.) Come, think outside the textbook and stretch the walls of your home classroom with Walt Disney entertainment!

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SNOW WHITE Collectors' Edition Books are Timeless Treasures

SNOW WHITE Collectors' Edition Books are Timeless Treasures

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