Disney’s Snow White: the risk that changed filmmaking forever

by Peter D. Marshall

by Ryan Lambie.


In 2013, Walt Disney Animation Studios released Frozen, its 53rd animated feature. With takings of well over $1bn and counting, it ranks as the most successful animated film of all time, eclipsing the previous title holder – Pixar’s Toy Story 3 – by around $200m.

For a generation who’ve grown up with such films as The Lion King and Tangled, Disney probably seems like an immovable cultural force: as recognisable and unchanging as Mount Rushmore or the American flag. But Disney has survived a series of peaks and troughs since its founding in the 1920s, from its decline in the 1970s and early 80s, its revival in the 90s, and its second burst of creative energy in the 2000s.

From its inception, Disney Animation Studios has moved with the times, experimented with new technology and taken creative risks. And its first ever feature – 1937’s Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs – was perhaps the biggest creative risk of all.

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