Disney (Wednes)Day: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Here it is, the first instalment of Disney (Wednes)Day, shiny. First of, I have to say that I am impressed with the quality of this movie since it came out in 1937, that’s like over two German currencies ago. As far as I know, this was the first Disney movie to come out and it is based upon the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm about beautiful young princess Snow White who is hated by her step mother, the Evil Queen because she is prettier than her. Naturally the best way to make sure you’re the prettiest of them all is to kill everyone that’s above your prettiness level so EQ orders someone to kill SW but he has mercy with her, probably because he is a warmduscher, telling SW to run as far away as she can. Thereupon SW ends up with the 7 dwarfs of awesome. Together they have lots of fun but not everything can stay peachy forever, so after the dwarfs leave young SW alone to go to work, EQ disguised as an old woman comes by the house and makes SW eat the poisonous apple of doom. SW immediately falls asleep only nobody knows that she is asleep but think she is dead and bury her. Cue Prince Charming to save the day.

Now that you’re caught up with the basic storyline, here come my thoughts on the movie:

  • Of course SW meets her Prince at the beginning but runs away from him out of embarrassment?! I don’t exactly know.
  • Not even 8 minutes in and she is already singing her second song, I foresee lots of singing, ahem.
  • An owl, of course there is an owl in this movie. (Maybe I should try and see how many owls I will spot throughout all the Disney movies, I bet there are a lot.)

  • Oh SW, you’re such a damsel in distress it’s almost embarrassing to womankind. What did you expect when you ran into the dark forest alone at night? But hey, look at all the cute animals!!!!

  • THE TURTLE! OMG, I love the turtle!
  • And here comes the house already. Dear SW, has nobody told you not to go into other people’s houses without an invitation? I mean, after running away from one person that’s trying to kill you, I would be a little bit more careful when it comes to unfamiliar houses that miraculously appear in the middle of the woods. Oh, the cute little animals told you it’s safe? Okay then, how can I argue with that logic?!
  • Aaaand then she starts to clean because every little girl needs to be reminded that housework is essential to those that want to become proper housewives. Hey-ho for promoting stereotypes. (I get that this is the 1930s, women had just gotten the right to vote in a lot of european countries but still. My feminist heart aches when I see this.)
  • I wish I had so many cute animals helping em clean, maybe then I would do it more often.
  • Hello dwarves, hey, I love you.

  • Dear Dwarves, why do you even bother with locking the vault when you hang the key right next to the lock so everyone can see it? Also, labelling the vault as such is maybe not the smartest move. #justsaying
  • I truly believe there is more music in this movie than actual dialogue.
  • Sure, throw in some morals about personal hygiene, no biggie. I’m sure all the mothers will appreciate it.
  • Hahaha, Happy reminds me of Santa, not sure why.
  • That organ is made of awesome, let me tell you!
  • Eh, SW prays before going to bed? This is a fairy tale, why do we need to bring Christianity into this? (Unless this was in the Brothers Grimm story as well but I highly doubt it.) This probably shouldn’t irk me as much as it does but oh, well.
  • Hmm, halfway through this movie I kind of lose interest…
  • Awww, Grumpy, look at you being a big ole softie after all.
  • Ha! Evil Queen, you got what you deserved!
  • Oh hey, Prince, hey, of course you showed up just in time to save the day/kingdom/everything.

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  • cupitonians

    LOVE it! Can’t wait for more. Also, that jab about German currencies, GENIUS!

    • Wilhelmina Upton

      Thanks, Pinocchio will be published on Wednesday so yay for that :)