Of course, over time the movie has become a little bit dated. It has that "20's" feel to it (even though it was made in 1937), and while the animation is oh-so-intricate it's also a little bit jittery and the one thing they never got quite right was the lip movement of the human characters. Aside from that, it's easily one of the best animated films ever made - filled with humor, sweetness, and even a little edgy darkness. Plus, the animation is just amazing considering it was all done by hand. Go frame-by-frame with your dvd player and look at the detail. Wow. While the story is just an adaptation of a Brother's Grimm fairy tale, it has some of the most memorable music and dialogue that has become ingrained in American culture. "Heigh-Ho, "Heigh-Ho", "Whistle While You Work", "Mirror Mirror on the Wall" - and many more phrases. Plus, can you name the Seven Dwarfs? No cheating!
Guided tours of both disc 1 & 2: Angela Lansbury gives us the lowdown on each dvd extra along with a clip of each. Audio Commentary: Hosted by animation historian John Canemaker and features many old audio clips of Walt Disney.
Still The Fairest of Them All: A 40 minute making-of feature that covers everything about the history, the story, and the merchandising of Snow White. It's peppered with interviews with film historians and old animators as well as showing us many of the conceptual drawings and storyboards for the movie.
Goddess of Spring: One of Disney's "Silly Symphonies" animated shorts that was a prelude to Snow White.
"Heigh-Ho" Sing-Along: Watch the Seven Dwarfs sing their famous song, or sing along with them. This looks like an older "Wonderful World of Disney" production that they added to the dvd - but now you can put it in "karaoke mode" and sing by yourself!
Dopey's Wild Mine Ride: A dvd-based game that is actually fun. There's some great 3-D mine riding and the trivia is challenging.
"Some Day My Prince Will Come": As sung by Barbara Streisand, this song is put to a video consisting of scenes from Snow White.
DVD ROM: Pop this dvd into your computer and get access to the Snow White website, Dopey's Wild Ride, and a Princess Fashion Boutique game (a plug for a Disney software game), plus some dvd exclusive content like screensavers, a chart of the Seven Dwarfs' names in 17 languages, a create-and-print coloring book, and some more behind the scenes interviews.
Snow White's Wishing Well: Storyboard to film comparisons of 4 key scenes in the movie plus text-based timelines to the Snow White production and Walt Disney's life. Also included is the full Brother's Grimm fairy tale that the movie is based on.
The Queen's Castle: A ton of stuff in this section including clips of all of the actors who voiced the characters, animation tests, excerpts of many of those 50's and 60's Disney specials, and many other tidbits. Many of the drawings and storyboards are shown in an interactive 3-D narrated tour of an art museum.
The Queen's Dungeon: This includes a feature on the restoration of the film with an interview with the dvd producer. Also, three abandoned scenes are show here, including a fantasy rendition of "Someday My Prince Will Come" where Snow White floats among the clouds imagining her prince.
The Dwarfs' Mine: A great "Disney through the Decades" feature takes you through seven decades of Disney history. Each decade is hosted by a different actor, including old Disney actors like Fess Parker (Davy Crocket) and Dean Jones (The Love Bug). Five deleted scenes are shown here too, the highlight being a dinnertime song by the Dwarfs that was left out. You can also watch the old unrestored RKO opening and closing credits to the film here.
The Dwarfs' Cottage: Eight different theatrical trailers for Snow White can be found here. This section also has two features taking you through Disney Studios and showing you how cartoons are made. There are some old radio broadcasts and an unused song from the film. Finally, old archive footage of the movie premiere is shown here, and it's peppered with old stars like Shirley Temple and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.