Disney For Kids- Snow White 80th anniversary

On December 21st, 1937 the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was released as the first Disney Princess movie. That was a very, very, very long time ago before Disneyland was even opened! And think, the first Disney Princess. That’s a big deal!

This was me dressed up as Snow White on my first trip to Disney World. I also had a sleeping beauty crown painted on my forehead.

What Snow White is All About

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was based on the book that was written by The Brothers Grimm, in 1812. In the movie, Snow White’s mom dies, and her father marries her evil stepmother. Then, Snow White’s father dies, leaving Snow White with her evil stepmother. The evil stepmother sends out a huntsman to take Snow White into the forest to kill her. However, the huntsman lets Snow White go, and she wanders to a friendly looking cottage that the seven dwarfs live in. Then, the rest of the story unfolds, giving Snow White her happy ending. (Don’t wanna spoil it all for you!)

Let’s list off some fun facts about the movie.  The movie first aired at Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angles. Another cool fact is, there were originally fifty names for the seven dwarfs, including Dizzy, Cranky, and Scrappy. But, Disney finally settled on Doc, Dopey, Sneezy, Bashful, Grumpy, Sleepy, and Happy. (My favorite dwarf is Dopey.) I just learned this fun fact, and it’s really interesting. So, the fun fact is that there was supposed to be a song for the film called, “Music in Your Soup”. But, as you should know, that song never made it into the movie. Now, this fun fact is my favorite. Walt Disney was inspired to do a retelling of Snow White after he saw a silent film version when he was fifteen.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs the film was obviously a hit because the profits from the movie allowed Walt to build Disney Studios… and who knows? This movie could have been what kept Walt Disney famous. All I know is thank God for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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