"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" To Mark 75 Years With Showing at New York Film Festival
"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" will be marking its 75th anniversary with a "state-of-the-art digital presentation" at this year's New York Film Festival. The beloved Disney animated film is set to light up the big screen on Saturday, September 29 at the Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall.
Those lucky enough to attend the festival's screening of the Disney classic will also be treated to a sneak peek of the newest Disney animated short, "Paperman."
"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" will be introduced by Eric Goldberg, an animator, director and historian who has the Disney films "Aladdin," "Pocahontas," and "Fantasia 2000" as credits on his resume. Says Goldberg about the 75th anniversary showing of "Snow White":
It's an honor to be introducing 'Snow White' at this year's New York Film Festival, marking the film's 75th anniversary. 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. Walt and his team created something that is timeless: it isn't a question of whether 'Snow White' is lacking in surround sound, computer graphics or stereoscopic 3D, it's whether today's films can measure up to 'Snow White.'
"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" originally premiered in Hollywood on December 21, 1937. The first animated feature film produced by Hollywood, Snow White was the culmination of the labor of more than 750 artists and three years' time. The efforts paid off as the movie was the highest grossing film until "Gone With the Wind" came along. Also, in 1939, "Snow White" received a special Academy Award.