The Fairest One of All: The Making of Walt Disney's Snow White & the Seven Dwarves
The official celebratory book was published to coincide with the 75th anniversary of Walt Disney's first full-length animated movie.
Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was first shown to a theatrical audience in December 1937 and brought overwhelming, joyous applause from a cinema full of hardened film industry professionals. In subsequent months it would open internationally, happily acclaimed by audiences and critics everywhere as one of the best films of the year, if not the decade.
From today's perspective, its stature is even greater - repeatedly cited as one of the finest movies of all time by cineastes and academics, and still beloved by children and adults around the globe, Snow White can be seen as the flowering of an all-too-brief golden age of animation as well as a fascinating document of its time.
This book is the first to reconstruct Snow White's production process in exacting detail and with the loving attention it deserves. Author J.B. Kaufman has devoted years to researching the movie's history, interviewing participants, and studying the marvellous archival imagery that appears in these pages. The result is a work that can be appreciated equally as a piece of cinema history and as a collectable art book, a joy for anyone who loves film, animation, and the magical world that Walt Disney created.
320 PAGES 280 x 320 x 31mm HARDCOVER Colour illustrations throughout
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"The book was exquisitely beautiful and rather large. It would serve well as a coffee table book, as it is about that size and is also rather thick. The artwork is stunningly reproduced in high-quality printings. The story of how the film came to be is also riveting, though you get easily distracted by the art. I bought this as a gift and almost considered keeping it for myself."
"This book is a dream come true. A must-have for all Disney animation fans. Huge thanks to J.B. Kaufman for the making of a masterpiece."