Disney's First Animated Feature - 1937
Does Disney’s Snow White hold its own among today’s “girl power” films? It seems unfair to expect a film made in 1937 to communicate modern, empowered themes, but Snow White actually delivers timeless and positive messages to today’s girls.
Snow White, the object of the Queen’s compulsive jealousy, is just as physically attractive as the Queen, but she’s filled with kindness and sweetness. Prince Charming falls in love with her when she’s dressed in rags, working as a scullery maid. The animals—cinema’s own lie detectors—are naturally drawn to Snow White’s gentle ways.