25 de diciembre de 2017

DISNEYLANDIA : Celebran 80° del film "Blanca Nieves y los 7 enanos"

Seven dwarfs poster
Disneylandia.-   December 21, 1937 marks the 80th anniversary of the first showing of the animated feature-length film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” The film was 83 minutes long with more than 160,000 illustrations, and took five years to make.  Unlike prior versions of Snow White, Disney named the dwarfs to fit their personalities.   Seven dwarfs poster The seven dwarfs in the movie poster, from left to right are Grumpy, Dopey, Doc, Happy, Bashful, Sneezy and Sleepy. Dopey was supposed to be a speaking character, but when no actor was picked to play him, the character was rewritten as mute.

                                      Seven rejected dwarfs

Some of the dwarfs that didn’t make it into the film are:

Snoopy dwarf


blabby dwarf

dizzy dwarf

graceful dwarf
hotsy dwarf


jumpy dwarf

biggy dwarf

                           Here are more rejected names, as listed on Disney Wikia.com. 

 Silly Sappy Scrappy Snappy Goopy Gloomy Gaspy Gatsby Gabby Flabby Crabby Cranky Lazy Dippy Dumpy Snurfles Dirty Deafy Daffy Doleful Woeful Wistful Soulful Helpful Awful Tearful Tubby Weepy Wheezy Sneezy-Wheezy Sniffy Puffy Stuffy Strutty Shorty Shifty Slutty Thrifty Nifty Neurtsy Hungry Hickey Hoppy Jaunty Jazzy Chesty Busy Burpy Baldy 

                                                                     A smash hit

Walt Disney invested his fortune and had to take out a $1 million loan ($17 million in 2017 dollars) to finish the film.


“Snow White” premiered to a record-breaking audience at the Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles. According to BoxOffice Mojo, the movie grossed $8.5 million in its initial release in 1938 ($148 million in 2017) and is ranked 10th for highest-grossing films adjusted for inflation.

With the profits he made from the film, Disney built the studios in Burbank that are used to this day.

                                     Top 15 films, adjusted for inflation

 “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” is the 10th highest grossing film. The film’s re-release in 1983 is included in the total.

top grossing films
“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” began the golden age of Disney animation that went from 1937 to 1970 and ended with the last film Walt Disney worked on, “The Aristocats.”

                                              Dwarfing the competition

multiplane camera

The picture marked the first major use of the multi-plane camera, which gave the animation the illusion of depth by allowing three to seven cels to be photographed in the same frame.
It also allowed the foregrounds and backgrounds to be kept in proportion as the camera angle changed.