See, the last time I watched this movie, all I could think about was how annoying I found that cartoon girl’s high-pitched, mousy voice. So when One2One Network offered me the chance to review the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Diamond Edition (yes, for free), I’m not sure why I signed up.
No, that’s not true. I signed up because I thought, “This sure isn’t my favorite Disney movie, but maybe Annalyn will like it.”
And I’m happy to tell you that she did. After watching the Elmo video we checked out of the library about 10 times in four days, I couldn’t take it anymore. And since we were stuck at home with the croup, both of us feeling a little bit miserable, I had to do something.
So Snow White it was. And while Annalyn didn’t sit and stare at the television for an hour and a half, she did like the movie. Or, in her words (when I paused it), “Movie! Watch it! Movie! Watch it!”
And, okay, I enjoyed it, too. Those dwarfs (dwarves? I’m not sure…) are actually funny, and it’s interesting to look at the 1937 animation, compared to what we see today. And while I hadn’t forgotten “Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, It’s Off to Work We Go,” I had forgotten about “Someday My Prince Will Come” and “Whistle While You Work.”
Don’t think I changed my mind about Snow White’s puny voice. But the songs themselves? Well, just maybe I liked them after all.
But my favorite part by far was hearing Annalyn say (without her “r” as usual), “Pincess sad. Sad pincess.” Awww! So cute! (And yes, I do realize I will be sick and tired of pincesses before long. But for now – super cute.)
Now here’s where my review gets tricky. I’m supposed to tell you how awesome the Blu-ray disc is . . . but as you know . . . I’m a little behind in the entertainment technology department. So just in case you, too, are unaware of the benefits of Blu-ray, here they are:
- Blu-ray provides up to six times better quality than DVD (imagine how much better it is than my ol’ VCR!), as well as surround sound.
- Blu-ray discs include games, activities and tons of special features.
- The disc itself is more scratch resistant (read: kid proof!).
- The Blu-ray player plays both Blu-ray and DVD discs.
- Blu-ray discs also play on Sony Playstation 3 players.
In sum, I believe the Blu-ray is better than my 20-year-old VCR.
Seriously, it turns out I was wrong about Snow White. Sorry, Snow. I guess the American Film Institute wasn’t so crazy when they put you on their list of the 100 greatest American films of all time.
Just don’t tell Belle I said so.
If you’d like more information about the Snow White Diamond Edition, visit the official website. You can also watch a special Blu-ray trailer here.
What’s your favorite Disney movie?
Personally, I love The Little Mermaid. I bought Snow White the other day for my two girls (4 and 1 1/2…found a $10 off coupon and a $5 rebate, so I got it for only $4.96!) They LOVED it! My 4 y.o. calls it "Snow White and the Seven Doors." I bought it Thursday afternoon – they've watched it 4 or 5 times already.
Mine is Sleeping Beauty (Snow White is a close second)…I have always loved it! When I was little I used to imagine that I could up all the stairs that are in the castle & even though she is meaner than sin, I have always thought that Maleficent was really beautiful….I could watch that movie every day….And of course I LOVE Ratatouille….There are so many great ones—but those are my favoritests……
I've always been a Cinderella kind of girl myself, but I also love, love, love Beauty and the Beast.
I really miss the good old-fashioned Disney fairy tales and wish they would go back to them and skip some of this modern cra…I mean junk they come up with now. Although we did love Toy Story and Nemo and Cars….But Wall-E? Yuk!
I'd have to pick Cinderella as my favorite classic Disney movie (classic meaning before the Pixar movies). But I do love Beauty and the Beast too.
Pixar movie favorite: Finding Nemo… and then Cars
But after reading your post, now I might have to watch Snow White again. :)
I was just thinking "Oh Snow White! I should watch that with Katie!" and then I realized that I have a sad princess 24/7 these days and I don't need to reinforce that concept! Perhaps Snow White will have to wait! :)
Mine is a toss up between Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. I can quote both of them from beginning to end and (ahem) was able to accomplish this feat in high school, before I had children.
Now, my kids' favorite Disney production?
Those crazy Jonas Brothers. And I will admit, they are starting to grow on me…
Heeey, we had the croup this weekend too, sooo not cool! And I was wishing we had Snow White to watch…My daughter thinks the dwarves were hysterical (she watched it once when she was your daughter's age), I'm looking forward to buying it.
i've never seen the movie. my version of it was a little record with a read along book. ahh… the good ole' days before vcr's! :-)
either 'dwarfs' or 'dwarves' is acceptable. due to the craziness of the english language, the word had somehow developed from the old english into 'dwarfs,' even though leaf becomes leaves and hoof becomes hooves. j.r.r. tolkien, however, with his love of philology, thought this was ludicrous, and began spelling it 'dwarves,' which has since become an accepted spelling (and pronunciation).
(oh, and the old english word was 'dwarrows,' in case you care.)