Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
1937. Directed by Maxwell Morgan. Realized by many animators.
Quite probably in 1937, these color choices were made intuitively. It’s inspiring to see how nearly perfect they are. Nearly seventy years later, it’s a different world—one that sometimes needs a jog to our intuitive side. (See Backstory.) Don’t underestimate the effect of the color choices in this movie.
Of course, this tale is about the healing power of love, but it’s also about the poisoning effects of jealousy. We have known that ever since “Mirror, mirror on the wall” was uttered back in 1937. The use of color is as simple as the story itself. Nevertheless, ...