Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Snow White?


Okay, so it's been a while since I've seen Snow White. At one point it was my favorite Disney film, but I haven't watched it in its entirety in years. This evening I decided to watch it.

I really need to stop watching so many movies.

Anyway, I'm usually not one to analyze Disney films, because while I'm aware that many of them have underlying messages that I may not agree with, I'm a firm believer that Disney movies must be watched with a child-like perspective. Trying to make sense of the film beyond the story and understanding its more mature elements takes away most of the magic of a Disney film, and I'd like to keep whatever is left of my childish ignorance.

Nonetheless, I'm going to contradict my beliefs in this post. I've compiled a list of observations and questions that I came upon while watching:

-The Dwarfs' noses are extremely red, especially Grumpy's. Why is that so? I've always been told a scarlet nose is the sign of an alcoholic. I'm hoping that's not the case.

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-Of all the Dwarfs, Happy is by far the fattest. I'm betting it's a social commentary. My guess is that it has something to do with fat cats? Pampered, hence fattest, hence happiest? Probably not. I don't know.

-When the Dwarfs are leaving the mine for the first time, Dopey locks the door to the vault with a key, and hangs the key right next to the door. I tried to think of some logical explanation for this, but there is none. When is that ever okay? These are diamonds we're talking about! There's no point in locking it if you're going to keep the key right next to the locked door.

-I don't like what they did with Dopey. I think he's supposed to be some comic representation of someone with mental retardation. I'm obviously over-interpreting it, but that's the vibe I got.

-The ending of the film was way too fast. Prince Charming came, kissed Snow White, woke her up, and they strolled away on a horse within a couple of minutes. Come on Disney, that ending was shorter than Mockingjay's!

-What happened to the huntsman? Did he end up okay? I'm hoping, because I liked him.

-If those animals in the woods were really Snow White's friends, they wouldn't have abandoned her when the Dwarfs came home. The least they could have done was wake her up.

-The turtle was, by far, my favorite character. He was adorable and kind-hearted and patient and he just made my heart melt. No one ever pays attention to him, though.

Remember the turtle, guys. REMEMBER THE TURTLE.

That's all for today, folks. Have a great night, and Hank, I will see you Monday.



...I wish.


  1. Actually I fully expect someone named Dopey to hang the key right next to the door.

  2. I sometimes wonder if Snow White ever goes back and visits her dwarf friends now she is a princess. You would assume she would after they helped her out so much?

  3. I don't remember the turtle. Sorry!

  4. hahahahaha I love rewatching disney movies. I love that turtle! I remember him!! I never noticed the key! hahaha that's great. Snow White always annoyed me. That movie never really excited me when I was little. I think it was because her voice was too high and her dress wasn't pink. What can I say? I was a shallow 4-year-old I liked Cinderella. But I think the part with the witch and her potion is brilliant. Just the right amount of terror.

  5. This is so cute!

    One thing that ALWAYS bothered me about Snow White was the ending. You're right, it was too fast. Plus, if you were Snow, would you run off with a guy you hardly know and just abandon the Seven Dwarfs?

    The turtle is awesome. Loved him!

    Are you watching Once Upon A Time on ABC? Love that show!

  6. I didn't like Snow White as a kid. I thought she was too .. naive. Even as a kid, I wanted to smack some senses into her. She didn't even get to know her prince.


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