June 8, 2013 through October 27, 2013
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic celebrates the 75th anniversary of Walt Disney’s first feature-length animated film, a classic work released in 1937 that is beloved by viewers of all ages. Organized by The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, California, with Lella Smith, Creative Director of The Walt Disney Company’s Animation Research Library, the exhibition celebrates Walt Disney’s vision and the artistry of his dedicated staff, exploring the development of an animated masterpiece that was the hallmark of an entirely new American art form through the creation of this groundbreaking film.
Guided by the vision of a master storyteller, 32 animators, 1032 assistants, 107 inbetweeners, 10 layout artists, 25 background artists, 65 special effects animators and 158 inkers and painters and countless production staff came together to create an enduring masterpiece of the moving image. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs:The Creation of a Classic explores the making of the film through more than 200 original works of art―from conceptual drawings and early character studies to detailed story sketches and animation drawings. Meticulously-rendered pencil and color layouts, rare watercolor backgrounds, colorful cels, and vintage movie posters, and a variety of interactive stations will bring Walt Disney’s unforgettable animated story to life.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic is organized by the Walt Disney Family Museum. Major support is provided by Wells Fargo. Media sponsors for the presentation at Norman Rockwell Museum include:
News10 ABC, Radio Disney 1460, and Berkshire Magazine.