AFI Movie Club: SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
Disney’s SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS appears at #49 on AFI’s original Top 100 movies list and was ranked even higher for the 10th anniversary edition – at #34! And Snow White’s wistful ballad “Some Day My Prince Will Come,” performed by Adriana Caselotti, landed at #19 on AFI’s 100 Top Movie Songs of all time, while the wicked queen, voiced by actress Lucille LaVerne, placed #10 on AFI’s list of the Greatest Villains in movie history.
Movie Trivia about SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
–DID YOU KNOW Walt Disney won a special Academy Award® for the film? Shirley Temple presented him with one full size statuette accompanied by seven miniature ones!
–DID YOU KNOW that SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS was Walt Disney’s first feature-length production?
–DID YOU KNOW that according to Life Magazine, a total of 20 million people saw SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS in its first three months?
–DID YOU KNOW in the making of the film, 2,000,000 illustrations were prepared with 1,500 shades of paint?
–DID YOU KNOW that SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS was the first film to have its own soundtrack album?
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The movie doesn’t end at the credits: Family-friendly Discussion Questions
-Why do you think this film was such an enormous box office success?
-Can you remember how old you were and where you were when you first saw SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS?
-What do Snow White and her friends – the seven dwarfs and the woodland creatures – have to teach us about friendship and compassion?
-Do you ever break into song throughout the day and whistle while you work? How does music help to pass the time and make tasks less difficult?
-Can you name all seven dwarfs? Which is your favorite and why?
-How would you rate SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS?
From the AFI Archive, watch Candice Bergen, Sigourney Weaver, Tim Allen and Wes Craven talk about SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS:
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