When I was a kid, my grandmother had a collection of Walt Disney animated films on VHS that could rival any collector’s arsenal. She would always tells that she collected for her grandchildren, so that they would not grow up without seeing the great works of Walt Disney as they were meant to be seen: through the fresh eyes of a child. In a sense, I was raised on films such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, always thinking that I was part of some special generation weened on such brilliant animated bliss. As an adult, I’m often reminded that films like Snow White were released in the late 1930s, and it’s likely that many a generation of young kids were raised on these films. They could very well be, in my estimation, one of the great shared experiences that movielovers will ever have. We’ve all seen them and loved them in our own special ways, whether we were born in 1983 or 1943.
That said, this weekend brings reminder of Disney’s Snow White, with Universal’s rendition of Snow White and The Huntsman. This new version is bloodier, broodier and Twilightier, yes, but it’s all based on the same fairy tale. In our weekly edition of Scenes We Love, we’re going to go back to that beautifully animated film and sing along with seven little men as they head home from work. It’s a scene that never ceases to put a smile on my face.