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Snow White Gets Blu-ray Release Seven Weeks Ahead of New DVD

Walt Disney Studios Home Ent. will release SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS to Blu-ray on October 6, followed by a Deluxe 2-Disc Classic standard definition DVD release on November 24.

The SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS' Blu-ray bow marks the first time Disney Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack (2 Blu-ray discs + DVD) has ever been released, followed seven weeks later with the release of a Deluxe 2-Disc Classic standard definition DVD on November 24. The HD release will include new bonus features with a restored picture and new 7.1 digital HD surround sound.

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS has been unavailable in any form, since 2001. The film earned a 1939 honorary Academy Award for "significant screen innovation which has charmed millions, and pioneered a great new entertainment field."

Celebrated as an entertainment landmark for over 70 years, the first full-length animated film ever made, and still the 'fairest of them all," SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS' world premiere represented a major milestone for the world of animation, a giant leap forward for The Walt Disney Company. It is one of the most beloved and most watched films in history. As one of the first films ever to be designated for preservation by the Library of Congress, it has been entertaining movie-goers and critics alike for decades. It is also the first film ever to have a motion picture soundtrack, as well as the first film that uses music to advance the story. To date, SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS has been released theatrically a total of nine times.

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS is the time-honored story of a beautiful princess whose blossoming beauty disturbs her stepmother the Queen. Each day the Queen asks a mysterious magic mirror the quintessential question: "mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all." As long as the mirror answers the Queen's name, all is well. However, when one day the mirror replies with Snow White's name, the evil Queen begins her quest to kill the young girl, so she may once again be "the fairest of them all."

Snow White's escape from the evil Queen's plan leads her deep into the forest and to a small cottage where she meets, in one of the most famous scenes in motion picture history, the Seven Dwarfs. Once "off to work" they go, the wicked Queen persuades Snow White to take a bite of a poisonous apple that places a powerful sleeping curse on the young beauty. Heartbroken, the dwarfs make a glass coffin for their friend, because she is too beautiful to bury. Only when a handsome Prince -- who had previously fallen in love with Snow White -- finds her and kisses her, does she awaken, "to live happily ever after."

The SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack is priced at $39.99 SRP and the 2-Disc DVD set is priced at $29.99 SRP.