Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Diamond Edition – Blu-ray/DVD Review

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A milestone in the world of animated cinematic excellence, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a work of beauty and 1937 technological mastery. This was the first movie I ever saw in theaters during a reissue in 1983 (I was four and went with my mom and aunt), and it’s continued to be one of my favorites ever since.

In fact, I think I have every released version of the film from the puffy white Disney box version to the Platinum Edition DVD, and now the beautifully remastered Blu-ray Diamond Edition.

If you’ve never seen Snow White, you’re in for a real treat. This is truly a monumental achievement in the world of feature animation. After all, it was the very first full-length, full-color animated movie. Disney set the standard for quality cinematic animation, a precedent that would continue with their later films like Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and Aladdin.

The Diamond Edition of Snow White contains both the Blu-ray and DVD versions of the film (I’m surprised there’s not a Digital Copy). This three disc set includes the following:

Disc One

DVD Version of the film

Audio Commentary by John Canemaker (an internationally-renowned animation historian and teacher)

All-New Music Video “Someday My Prince Will Come” – Performed by Sonny with a Chance’s Tiffany Thornton

Exclusive Sneak Peek at Disney’s The Princess and the Frog

Disney’s return to 2-D animated theatrical releases. Will it be the next Beauty and the Beast? Or the next Home on the Range?

Disc Two

Blu-ray Version of the film

If you select the option “Disney View,” you can see new artwork by Disney artist Toby Bluth. You can also check out his bio.

Audio Commentary by John Canemaker

All-New Music Video “Someday My Prince Will Come” – Performed by Sonny with a Chance’s Tiffany Thornton

Exclusive Sneak Peek at Disney’s The Princess and the Frog

Backstage Disney

Snow White Returns

A look at what just may have been Walt Disney’s plan for a sequel.

Deleted Scenes

Includes the deleted “Soup-Eating Sequence” and the “Bed Building Sequence”

Disney Family Play

A variety of fun games related to the movie. These include:

Mirror, Mirror On the Wall

Answer the Magic Mirror’s questions to see what Disney Princess you are most like.

What Do You See?

Figure out what Snow White character is in the blurred image before time runs out!

Jewel Jumble

Help the dwarfs collect jewels in the mine.

Disc Three – Bonus Disc

Backstage Disney

Hyperion Studios

Take a virtual tour of Walt Disney’s studio while they were making Snow White. Check out rare footage and mini-docs on the making of the movie.

The One That Started It All

See how Snow White revolutionized animated filmmaking and influenced filmmakers around the world.

Classic Bonus Features

Animation Voice Talent

Who are the actors behind those characters? Select this feature to find out.

Disney Through the Decades

Dopey’s Wild Mime Ride

“Heigh Ho” Karaoke Sing-Along

I cannot recommend Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs enough. This is by far one of the best animated films ever made, and will continue to amaze and inspire audiences for decades to come. So, grab your Dwarfs, your prince or princess, and even the evil queen (mother-in-law?) and check out Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in Blu-ray. Cinema at its finest!

What was the first movie you remember seeing in theaters? Leave a comment and let us know!

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