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Disney Launches Signature Collection with ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’

Available on Digital HD January 19th and on Blu-ray Combo Pack February 2nd; digital bonus materials include a rare 1928 Oswald the Lucky Rabbit animated short, ‘Hungry Hobos.’

Marking the launch of The Walt Disney Signature Collection, the studio is unveiling the brand-new home entertainment release of the classic 1938 animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Available for the first time ever on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) January 19th
and on Blu-ray Combo Pack February 2nd, the new release features brand new in-depth bonus material including “In Walt’s Words: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Iconography,” “@DisneyAnimation: Designing Disney’s First Princess,” “The Fairest Facts of Them All: 7 Facts You May Not Know About Snow White,” “Snow White in Seventy Seconds,” “Alternate Sequence: The Prince Meets Snow White,” and much more.

As part of the exclusive digital bonus materials, a rare Oswald the Lucky Rabbit animated short titled Hungry Hobos has been included. This 1928 short was thought to be lost until it was discovered in a private film vault in England in 2011.

Hungry Hobos was overseen by Walt Disney in 1928 as part of a distribution deal with Universal Pictures. It was the 20th short film (out of 26 made by Disney) starring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, a long-eared precursor to the more famous Mickey Mouse (who appeared for the first time later that year in Steamboat Willie). The film follows the misadventures of Oswald and his roughneck pal Putrid Pete as they ride a freight car loaded with animals and devise ways to cook a meal using the tools at hand. When a policeman chases them off the train, the duo poses as a hurdy-gurdy man and a monkey as part of their escape.

Forever enchanting and inspiring, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs embodies The Walt Disney Signature Collection’s legacy of animation. In this epic story of love and friendship, the kind and beautiful princess Snow White wins the hearts of the Seven Dwarfs and triumphs over the evil plans of a wicked Queen.

The voice cast includes Adriana Caselotti (The Wizard of Oz) as Snow White; Roy Atwell (A Powder Romance) as Doc; Stuart Buchanan (Super-Speed) as Huntsman; Lucille La Verne (Abraham Lincoln) as Queen/Witch; Moroni Olsen (Notorious) as Magic Mirror; Harry Stockwell (Here Comes the Band) as Prince; Eddie Collins (Drums Along the Mohawk) as Dopey; Pinto Colvig (Mickey and the Beanstalk) as Sleepy/Grumpy; Billy Gilbert (The Great Dictator) as Sneezy; Otis Harlan (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) as Happy; and Scotty Mattraw (In Old Chicago) as Bashful.

Produced by Walt Disney himself and directed by supervising director David Hand and sequence directors William Cottrell, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce and Ben Sharpsteen, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is based on “Grimm’s Fairy Tales,” written by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm, and was adapted for the screen by Ted Sears, Richard Creedon, Otto Englander, Dick Rickard, Earl Hurd, Merrill De Maris, Dorothy Ann Blank and Webb Smith. Frank Churchill (Bambi), Leigh Harline (Pinocchio) and Paul Smith (Cinderella) are the composers of the original score written for the film.

Blu-ray & Digital Bonus Features (digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer):

  • “In Walt’s Words: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs-- For the first time ever, hear Walt himself talk about Snow White.
  • Iconography -- Explore how this film influences pop culture, art, and fashion.
  • @DisneyAnimation: Designing Disney’s First Princess -- Modern day Disney artists discuss the design of Snow White and how it influenced the look of some of your favorite Disney characters.
  • The Fairest Facts of Them All: 7 Facts You May Now Know About Snow White -- Disney Channel star Sofia Carson reveals seven intriguing facts about Snow White.
  • Snow White in Seventy Seconds -- Rap along with this hip reimagining of the story.
  • Alternate Sequence: The Prince Meets Snow White -- A never-before-seen storyboard sequence where the Prince meets Snow White.
  • Rare Oswald the Lucky Rabbit animated short, Hungry Hobos -- This 1928 short was thought to be lost until it was discovered in a private film vault in England in 2011.

Source: The Walt Disney Studios

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.