OUAT – A look back at Snow White

By Barbara Vancheri and Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Snow White has been mesmerizing moviegoers and TV watchers with a smile and a song — and, now, a sword — since 1937 when Disney released its first full-length animated feature.

Television has gotten into the act and two months ago, “Mirror Mirror” arrived in theaters. Today, “Snow White and the Huntsman” breathes new life into the fairy tale that dates to 1812.

A look at the raven-haired beauty, a woman who gave stepmothers everywhere an undeserved black eye, and a story that has endured in various formats, including as a silent film, a Three Stooges comedy, a 1987-88 sitcom, “The Charmings,” and Showtime’s 1997 “Snow White: A Tale of Terror” featuring Sigourney Weaver.
‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’

Summary: (1937) — Gorgeously, painstakingly created over three years, the first full-length, cel-animated feature film elevated Disney to a major player on movie screens and introduced such song standards as “Whistle While You Work” and “Some Day My Prince Will Come.”

Snow White — Adriana Caselotti (the then 18-year-old from an operatic family had uncredited vocal roles in “The Wizard of Oz” and “It’s a Wonderful Life”).

Evil Queen — Lucille La Verne (the final movie role for the longtime stage and screen actress, who died in 1945 at age 72).

Prince — Harry Stockwell (father of actors Dean Stockwell and Guy Stockwell).

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