Sunday, September 25, 2016

Animator Magazines

Didier Ghez, a Disney historian, who has written or worked on many amazing Disney history books, has a blog that I follow.  He shared that an English magazine - Animator - put an archive up of their issues. 

Issue 20 has two Snow White articles written by some very accomplished Disney historians:
Behind the Magic Mirror
It took 750 artists three years to produce Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Richard Holliss looks at the innovation that went on behind the scenes.
Disney‘s fabulous folly
Brian Sibley tells the story behind the making of Walt Disney’s first animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

The archive features many interviews with Disney animators and I'm sure there are some other Snow White related articles.  Enjoy!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Danielle Nicole Snow White Purse

It seems that more and more names in fashion are joining with Disney to create fun (and expensive) lines.  Danielle Nicole (known for handbags) recently made a line of four Disney bags - Beast, Tinkerbell, Flounder, and Snow White!

The website with Beast and Tinkerbell

Snow White Crossbody bag - I did want to see what the back looks like, but the website didn't show it

Details about the bag

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Snow White Teachers Guide

Back in June, Jim Korkis wrote an article for Mouseplanet about a Snow White Appreciation Guide.  I was really curious to see what it looked like and I got lucky and found one that was for sale at a reasonable price.  So here it is!

The guide is broken into several sections
* A foreword by William F Bauer
* Part I: Background on the Brothers Grimm
* Part II: The appeal of the simple tale
* Part III: Why I chose Snow White
* Part IV: The animated interlude because the feature picture
* Miniature stills for notebook illustrations
* Part V: synopsis of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
* Part VI: The Pictorial Art of Disney
* Questions on Disney's art
* Questions on musical elements

Many of the pages include pictures or concept art drawings with questions like the one below.

I'm so glad to have found this item!  Being a teacher myself, the questions that are suggested to ask students are a little funny to me now, but it is fun to read!

I'm a fan of Jim Korkis's work - he has written some wonderful books that if you haven't read, you really should check out