Everybody loves 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.' 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' was Walt Disney's breakthrough, the first animated feature film that really captured the public's imagination. It also was an oasis of color in a sea of black-and-white films. Depression-era audiences loved it.
'Snow White' comes from ancient folklore. The Grimm Brothers wrote it down, but it existed long before them. It told the tale of an innocent but beautiful young girl who is envied by an older Queen who resents the young woman stealing her thunder.
The Queen connives to give the young girl a poisoned apple. Fortunately, there is a prince, Prince Charming, who loves Snow White. The Evil Queen, who loves to talk to her Magic Mirror and ask it who is the fairest of them all, gets her just desserts.