On release in the 1930s, Snow White became a milestone in animated film, Disney production and the US box office. Today its fans cross generations and continents, proving that this tale of the loveable, banished princess and her seven outstanding friends possesses a special magic that makes it both an all-time Disney great and a true film classic.
ERIC SMOODIN is Professor of American Studies and Cinema and Technocultural Studies, University of California, Davis. His most recent books are Regarding Frank Capra: Audience, Celebrity, and American Film Studies, 1930-1960 (2004) and Looking Past the Screen: Case Studies in American Film History and Method (co-edited with Jon Lewis, 2007).
Preface.- Pre-History.- Production.- The Film.- The Response.- Afterlife.- Conclusion.- Notes.- Bibliography.- Credits.