Disney celebrates 72 years of Sleepy, Sneezy, Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Dopey and of course Snow White this year with the release of the Diamond Edition of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on Blu-Ray and DVD.
Artists, not dwarfs remastered over 120,000 animation cells to restore the film to a pristine quality better than the original version. According to Disney Animation Curator, Lella Smith, reflections of camera men on individual cells as well as their fingerprints covered the original theatrical version of the film. Smith shared insights about the development of Disney's first animated feature film in an online presentation about the dwarfs and the long journey animators took to produce the movie.
Ok, so fingerprints and ghostly images may not peak your interests, but here's a couple of little known facts Smith shared about the film available in behind-the-scene features on the Diamond Edition:
Disney's Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs - Diamond Edition. Rated G. Available on Blu-Ray and DVD Tues. October 6.