Disney magicians do it again and come up with a Snow White you haven’t seen before. How can that be with such an iconic film that has been poured over since it was released nearly 80 years ago? With new bonus material. I don’t know where they keep finding new ideas and new material to bring to viewers, but they do and the Signature Collection showcases it.
Probably the highlight of the Signature Collection is the release of Snow White on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere. For the first time ever, you can take this classic work of Disney history with you on your phone, tablet, or other digital device. But along with the digital release, Disney also brings out bonus features that will appeal to the whole family. Like previous releases Disney tailors each one to the tastes and sensibilities of the people watching it so you’ll continue to get bonus features that are relevant and still true to Disney.
One of our family favorites was “The Fairest Facts of Them All: 7 Facts You May Not Know About Snow White.” Narrated by Sofia Carson (of Disney’s The Descendants fame), and told in a fun format, it really appealed to my 11-year old daughter. But the facts themselves were really interesting to me, too. As much of an aficionado of Disney as I feel like I am, I was surprised at what I didn’t know. Like the fact that Snow White was at one time blonde!
We also loved the “Iconography” bonus feature which talked about how modern artists capture the essence of a character through symbols. What was super interesting to me were the selection of art types they focused on – LEGO building, Disney bounding, and paper art. Instead of traditional ink and paint, they chose artists with fields often unexplored but of real interest to Disney fans. I loved seeing the LEGO Snow White apple that Nathan Sawaya built. Simple but elegant and certainly iconic.
But for the traditionalist, fret not! There are also features that will appeal to you, too. Bonuses like “In Walt’s Words” where you hear the actual voice of Walt Disney talking about the film is new to this release as is “The Prince Meets Snow White” alternate sequence. There are also other new features available as well as some favorites from previous releases including a couple of deleted scenes (Soup Eating Sequence and Bed Building Sequence) and a feature on a possible Snow White sequel, Snow White Returns.
Of course, the main draw is Snow White herself, the original Disney princess. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves was the animated feature that started it all and today still holds graphic and animated appeal. Even with all of the amazing advances in animated technology this movie is still a treat to the eyes – digital or otherwise! Be sure to grab your copy of the Signature Collection edition of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
The Signature Collection edition of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves is available on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere today (January 19, 2016) and on BluRay / DVD February 2nd (along with a digital copy).