Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Finally Available in High-Definition Blu-Ray

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Finally, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” the Disney movie that started it all is finally available in Blu-Ray! set that shall please both fans and collectors alike. Not that it was not worth the wait, after all, this was Walt Disney’s first animated feature, and probably the one people were clamoring for the most. So it is only natural that Disney launch it as part of their all-new Diamond Collection, which includes the best quality possible in high definition picture, sound, extras, and much more. As soon as I received my copy, I ran to the TV and got to the watching.

The Picture
The movie looks amazing. I own a DVD copy of Snow White, which I will not need since the Diamond Edition has a DVD version included, but I did not buy this for DVD. I wanted HD and was not disappointed. The movie is presented in 1080p Widescreen (1.33:1) and has been cleaned of all artifacts, grain, wash out, and is looks just brilliant. It is hard to believe this is a film from the 1930s. If you have seen Snow White before, it is actually shocking. Never has the movie seemed so vibrant.

The Sound
The Blu-Ray has 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and has not only the English language track, but also French and Spanish. The subtitles are available in Engish, SDH, French and Spanish. The DVD has 5.1 Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix (DEHT) and is has not only the English language track, but also French and Spanish as well. The subtitles are available in English, French and Spanish.

Extras
The Diamond Edition has pretty much everything that has been released by Disney before, plus a whole lot more:

• Snow White Returns – Newly discovered storyboards suggest a brand new Snow White featurette that never got made. For the first time, current Disney animators show how this short story would have played.
• Mirror, Mirror On The Wall – Through BD-Live, this mirror can find the secret princess inside each viewer, then create for them a personal message from their favorite princess who will call them on the telephone.
• Hyperion Studios – Audiences are digitally transported to 1937 to discover first-hand Hyperion Studios, the original studio Walt Disney himself built where Snow White was conceived and developed. Viewers will virtually walk the halls of this historic landmark, experiencing life at Hyperion Studios in the 1930s. This amazing “Backstage Disney” feature contains newly dimensionalized archival photos, never-before-heard animator recordings, archival transcripts and rare footage of Walt himself revealing how Disney’s gifted filmmakers crafted the very first animated feature.
• The One That Started It All – This featurette reveals how Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs forever changed the world of movies and the world at large.
• “Someday My Prince Will Come” – Music video by Tiffany Thornton
• What Do You See? – To win this exciting interactive game, players must untangle scrambled images.
• Jewel Jumble – Players put jewels from the Dwarfs’ mine in the proper order to win this game.

Blu-ray Specific Extra Features
• Magic Mirror – Using the latest in Blu-ray technology, the iconic magic Mirror guides the audience through the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Diamond Edition features with ease, serving as the host for an incredibly immersive experience. The Mirror will recognize viewing patterns, knows where the audience has left off and will even suggest where to navigate next. This marks the first use of this technology in a Disney Blu-ray release and provides viewers with the control to personally create a customized Snow White experience
• DisneyView – Disney’s pioneering animated feature is brought to the modern era of widescreen high definition viewing by allowing the user to expand their viewing experience beyond the original aspect ratio of the film. Utilizing Disney Blu-ray technology, acclaimed Disney artist Toby Bluth was able to draw beyond the borders of the classic full frame cinema and fill the otherwise dark edges of the screen with beautiful custom imagery, giving audiences a new view of the animated classic favorite.
• About Toby Bluth – Disney artist Toby Bluth tells how the movie inspired him to create the superb DisneyView art.
• Audio Commentary with Walt Disney, hosted by John Canemaker
• “The Princess and the Frog” Sneak Peek

DVD Specific Extra Features
• Audio Commentary with Walt Disney, hosted by John Canemaker
• “The Princess and the Frog” Sneak Peek
• Snow White Returns – Newly discovered storyboards suggest a brand new Snow White featurette that never got made. For the first time, current Disney animators show how this short story would have played.
• The One That Started It All – This featurette reveals how Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs forever changed the world of movies and the world at large.
• “Someday My Prince Will Come” – Music video by Tiffany Thornton
• Dopey’s Wild Mine Ride – An interactive set-top game for the whole family
• Animation Voice Talent
• Disney Through The Decades – A series of video segments with celebrity hosts
• “Heigh-Ho” Karaoke Sing-Along
• Dylan & Cole Sprouse: Blu-ray™ Is Suite!
• Learn How To Take Your Favorite Movies On The Go

Whew! “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” is a the jewel in the Disney movie crown, and the new edition finally the treatment it has deserved. If you ever needed an excuse to finally pull the trigger on that Blu-ray player this movie is it. So why not pick up a copy of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs [Blu-ray] for $20 on Amazon. Best $20 you will spend this month.

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2 thoughts on “Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Finally Available in High-Definition Blu-Ray

  1. Rick says:

    We have it on blu ray as well. My wife somehow found through disney a way that if she could prove that we had it on VHS they would provide a 10 dollar coupon so we Got Snow White for 9.99 on Blu Ray.

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