The Top 10 Disney Movies – #3

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Episodes & Reels is delivering our monthly Top 10 List a little differently this time around.  We will post one entry in the countdown each night from Jan 23 – Feb 3 on Chip and Co until we finally reveal #1!  Now back to the countdown with our #3 animated Disney film of all-time:

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, 1937

Stars: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell

Directors: William Cottrell, David Hand
Rating: G

Well, what do you know, another film from the pages of the Brothers Grimm’s storybooks.  In 1937, this became Walt Disney’s first ever full-length, theatrical animated feature film, so in a way, it’s the one that started it all.  This year (2012) will give us two live adaptations of the classic Snow White tale – Mirror Mirror (starring Julia Roberts) and Snow White & the Huntsman (starring Charlize Theron).  I am extremely excited to see both (you can click here to see our breakdown and preview of both those releases).  Snow White’s story is also the pivotal plot-point on the new ABC fantasy series, “Once Upon a Time.”  I think it’s safe to say that her classic story may be the most well-known, and definitely the most often duplicated, in all of Disney’s arsenal.  This is a movie that basically created the “Evil Queen” stigma that would show up in countless others that followed.  Also, thanks to Snow White, none of us can ever look at a mirror or a red apple the same way ever again.  If you are lucky enough to own this one on DVD or blu-ray, please pop it in at least once a year.  While you are watching it, remind yourself that without Snow White, none of the other movies on this list would have been possible – and, not only that, but where would animation be today without it?

Watch the Original Trailer

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