‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ Coming To Disney+ In 4K Restoration – Deadline

Disney’s unrivaled 1937 animation classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is coming to Disney+ in a 4K restoration, debuting Oct. 16 and completed to commemorate The Walt Disney Company’s 100th anniversary.

“The opportunity to help restore Snow White was both an honor and a challenge,” said Disney Animation animator/director Eric Goldberg, adding that he and Disney Animation artist Mike Giaimo (Wish, Frozen, Frozen 2) “felt we owed a debt to history to get it looking as beautiful and as accurate to the original colors as we could.”

The first Walt Disney animated feature, Snow White is widely considered one of Hollywood’s greatest early triumphs. After its original release, the film was recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences with a special honorary Oscar – one large Oscar statuette accompanied by seven smaller ones – which was presented to Walt Disney by Shirley Temple. The film is the highest-ranked animated feature on the American Film Institute’s “100 Years…100 Movies” list, and was inducted into the National Film Registry in the registry’s inaugural year, 1989.

“The muted palette and the delicate watercolor backgrounds evoke the illustrated fairy tales that Walt so loved,” said Goldberg, head of hand-drawn animation for Disney Animation’s newest short Once Upon A Studio and director of Pocahontas and Fantasia/2000, “and the story and characters continue to resonate to this day.”

The restoration was undertaken by the Walt Disney Studios Restoration and Preservation team, working closely with key artists from Walt Disney Animation Studios, the same teams that recently worked together on the critically-acclaimed restoration of Walt Disney’s 1950 animated classic Cinderella.

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