Book Reviews: 'Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and The Making of the Classic Film' and 'Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: An Art in Its Making' | EW.com

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Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: An Art in Its Making Disney's publishing division has timed these two tributes to the studio's first animated feature to coincide with the film's video release....Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: An Art in Its MakingMovies, Pop Culture Disney's publishing division has timed these two tributes to the studio's first animated feature to coincide with the film's video release....1994-10-28

Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: An Art in Its Making

Genre: Movies, Pop Culture; Author: Martin Krause, Linda Witkowski, Richard Hollis, Brian Sibley

Disney’s publishing division has timed these two tributes to the studio’s first animated feature to coincide with the film’s video release. Unfortunately, the not-so-fair Classic Film volume reads more like an extended article than a book, and many of its reproductions appear to come from grainy, dim film frames duplicated before the movie was digitally restored. But An Art in Its Making, which includes a more compelling, rigorous account of the film’s creation as well as technical chapters on how to curate original animation art (message: You will go buy collectors’ cels), makes inspirational sketches and finished frames alike look brand-new. Big caveat: Still images don’t really capture the movie’s achievements in music and pacing. So go rent the video. Classic: B- Art: B+

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