by Beth Rowen
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Walt Disney and his team of 570 animators began work on this classic of all classics in 1934, disregarding the skepticism voiced by colleagues and industry executives over audiences' tolerance for a full-length animated film, especially one based on the familiar Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Even in his feature debut, Disney saw the value in crafting characters and story that wink at adults while appealing to a child's sensibilities. The Wicked Queen remains one of the most evil and terrifying villains in the Disney stable and the jolly, rotund dwarfs are among the most uproarious
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