Heigh-ho to 'Snow White' on her 75th birthday
You can blame Snow White for cementing Disney's transition from the rambunctious to the harmless. But 75 years later that formula still works — in this instance, at least. The art itself remains near-timeless, even if the subsequent Pinocchio (1940) and Bambi (1942) are arguably much better films. Few movies had anywhere near the same impact, on the medium's development or life in general.
It had a more direct impact on the Radio City Music Hall, whose seats had to be replaced after a record-breaking run because children kept wetting themselves during the scarier sequences. Adorable!
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
Wed/2-Sun/6, 1:30, 3:45, 6, and 8:15pm
429 Castro, SF