Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 American animated musical fantasy film directed by Walt Disney and distributed by RKO Radio Pictures. It is the first full-length conventionally animated feature film and the first Disney animated feature film, based on the Brothers Grimm’s 1812 German fairy tale.
Directed By: David Hand
Starring: Adriana Caselotti, Roy Atwell, Pinto Colvig, Otis Harlan, Scotty Mattraw, Billy Gilbert, Eddie Collins
Revenue: $418 million
In Disney’s first animated picture, the Grimm fairy tale is given a Technicolor makeover. The cruel queen, envious of Snow White’s beauty, orders the death of her innocent stepdaughter, only to discover that Snow White is still alive and hidden in a cottage with seven sympathetic little miners. The queen, disguised as a hag, gives a poisoned apple to Snow White, who falls into a death-like sleep that can be interrupted only by the prince’s kiss.