From Terrible Toreadors to Dwarfs and Princesses: Forging Disney's Style of Animation

Collignon, Stéphane and Friend, Ian ORCID: 0000-0002-0357-3811 (2021) From Terrible Toreadors to Dwarfs and Princesses: Forging Disney's Style of Animation. In: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs New Perspectives on Production, Reception, Legacy. Animation: Key Films/Filmmakers, 1 . Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781501351228

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Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (David Hand, 1937) occupies a central place within the history of global animation. Based on the German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, the film was the first feature-length animated film produced by the Disney Studio and served to announce the animated cartoon as an industrial art form. Yet Disney's landmark version not only set in motion the Golden Age of the Hollywood cartoon, but has continued to stand as an international sensation, prompting multiple revisions and remakes within a variety of national filmmaking contexts. This book explores the enduring qualities that have marked Snow White's influence and legacy, providing a collection of original chapters that reflect upon its pioneering use of technology and contributions to animation's visual style, the film's reception within an American context, and its status as a global cultural phenomenon.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Chapter 2
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
P Language and Literature > PS American literature
P Language and Literature > PZ Childrens literature
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Creative Practice and Theory
Culture, Continuity, and Transformation
Depositing User: Ian Friend
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2021 12:40
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2023 19:52

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