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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Art and Creation of Walt Disney's Classic Animated Film

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Released in 2012, in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, this book tells the fascinating story of the making of Walt Disney's groundbreaking animated classic. More than 250 artworks, including rarely seen concept sketches, background paintings, and cels illustrate the genius of Walt Disney and the creative vision of the artists who produced a beloved milestone in cinematic history.

In 1933, Walt Disney was a rising star in the world of animation, just beginning to become a household name. Ambitious new ideas emerged from the Disney studio on a regular basis, and the film world waited eagerly to see what the creative young filmmaker would do next. The answer surprised them all: a full-length animated feature film, based on the traditional tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The production took three years and the talents of many of Hollywood’s top artists . . . and, of course, created one of the best-loved classics of all time. This book, based on a ground-breaking exhibition of both familiar and never-before-seen art from the Walt Disney Animation Research Library, walks the reader scene by scene through the movie, accompanying the art with behind-the-scenes stories about the film’s production.

The book features over 200 pieces of art, many reproduced from original concept sketches, background paintings, and production cels, as well as alternate character concepts, deleted scenes, and step-by-step process shots.

Editorial Reviews


"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Art and Creation of Walt Disney's Classic Animated Film is filled with such detail, from the beginning of production in July 1934 to the completion in December 1937. This beautiful art book is also informative." -- Fred Patten, Animation World Network

"Author J.B. Kaufman spent years researching the film's history, interviewing participants and studying the marvelous archival art that appears in these pages. The result is a work that can be appreciated equally as a piece of film history and as a collectible art book, a joy for anyone who loves film, animation and the magical world that Walt Disney created." -- D23, The Official Disney Fan Club

"The most surprising thing about the catalog, is that if it had been handed to me without any hint that that "main book" (The Fairest One of All: The Making of Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) existed, I would have been convinced that this was the best art-book ever about the movie. That "catalog" is 256-page long and must contain about 600 illustrations, at least 30% of which I believe I had never seen before." -- Didier Ghez, Disney History blog

About the Author

J.B. Kaufman is an author and film historian who has published extensively on topics including Disney animation and American silent film. He is the author of South of the Border with Disney, and coauthor, with Russell Merritt, of Walt in Wonderland: The Silent Films of Walt Disney (winner of the Kraszna-Krausz Award and the Society for Animation Studies' Norman McLaren-Evelyn Lambart Award, and chosen by The New York Times as a Notable Book of the Year), and Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies. He has also been a regular contributor to the Griffith Project at Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, the distinguished annual silent-film festival in Pordenone, Italy, and speaks frequently on Disney, silent film history, and related topics.

The Walt Disney Family Museum was co-founded by Walt's daughter, Diane Disney Miller, and grandson, Walter Miller. Located in San Francisco, the museum is dedicated to sharing and celebrating the life, work and legacy of Walt Disney through innovative exhibits and programs.


Customer Review


What's the Difference?

If you are confused by two books, by the same author, on the same topic, by the same publisher, released on the same day, with similar designs, you will not find much help in the Bolo descriptions. When you compare this book with  The Fairest One of All: The Making of Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs  the differences are not clear since the descriptions spend more time on the film than the book.. In the interests of helping you out I forced myself to buy both. It is actually fairly simple. This book is the catalog from an exhibition held at the Walt Disney Family Museum while the other is a systematic review of the making of the film. The focus of this book is on the art. I am happy to have both.

by Neil Helgeson, September 18, 2015


The Art Of Snow White

A lot has been written on Disney’s Snow White and for good reason.There have been more art books on Snow White than any other Disney feature. Kaufman’s book, which is also a catalog for the Disney Family Museum exhibit, serves as a companion piece to his making if book; the ultimate reference book to the all time classic.In contrast to the larger companion, the catalog focuses more on concept art. While some of the pieces have been published before, there is a lot of fresh material.With at least six making of books on Snow White already published, Kaufman’s books are the best ones to start with. (Go for Pierre Lambert’s art book next if you can manage to locate one at a good price). Pick up both of them while you still can. Both are worth while additions to your library.

by Vimacone, December 17, 2019


Simple Amazing

The book is a beautiful rendition of all of the artwork that went into the making of a Walt Disney’s masterpiece “Snow White”. This movie changed the industry and made seeing a cartoon cool! With this book you have all of artwork and sketches that went into creating the movie. Just Beautiful!!!

by Marykay, September 11, 2020


A beautiful book with many photographs of the movie and drawings of how the movie evolved. A Disney must have.

This book is a beautiful book full of photographs from the movie. The book not only tells the story, but details of how the story evolved with different drawings of what the characters could look like and eventually the ones that they chose. The making of the story is interesting and not in great depth that you cannot understand it. I cannot think of anything that I did not like about the book.

by Nancy K Gerdes, April 25, 2018


Even the COVER is beautiful and haunting...

From the time you hold this in your hands, the delicate-looking, ethereal, translucent quality of the drawing will... haunt you.It's beautiful, with lots of rarely-seen (and I've seen a lot of these, concerning Snow White,) photos and drawings, and for the price you can find it for new, here on Bolo...All I can really say is that if you're reading a review of this, therefore have at least a decently strong inclination to purchase it, do yourself a favor and order it already.A fantastically rewarding purchase, and I haven't even read through all of the text yet.This is a fitting testament to the timelessness and mastery that we all miss from Disney, as a whole.

by jian, August 17, 2013


Great book

I’ve wanted this book for a long time. It’s a full documentation of the first full animated film and all of the artwork done to create it. It’s a great gift for any artist, animator, or fan of Disney.

by JC43, May 27, 2018


A piece of animation history.

Anyone who is an animation buff,Disney-phile or just a kid at heart will love this book. It is beautifully compiled with numerous drawings,animation cells and inside information on the creation of an American classic of film history. It keeps the legend and love for Walt Disney alive.

by Cerberus, October 27, 2012


Kaufman has taught me a great deal. After some background information on the Snow ...

As an avid Disney geek and collector of original Disney art for over 30 years, I thought I knew everything about the making of Snow White. Well, I was wrong and this book by J.B. Kaufman has taught me a great deal. After some background information on the Snow White fairy tale, each chapter examines all of the scenes and sequences of the film and explains how they came to be and how some did not make the final cut. Beautiful art is depicted throughout the book, of course, but the real value in this volume is the incredible amount of research Mr. Kaufman has put into his work. If you're a true Disney geek; you must have this book.

by Steve D. Spain, November 10, 2014


Good service

Great service. Looks brand new. Arrived quick.

by Aysha Archer, November 30, 2019


"Per ogni risata deve esserci una lacrima" (Walt Disney)

Scorrendo le pagine di questo volume, si capisce a pieno il debito dell' animazione Disney verso l' illustrazione ottocentesca, così come la grande forza innovativa di un tratto rotondo che anticipa la "ligne claire".I diversi capitoli in cui è suddivisa l' opera raccontano perfettamente la vicenda, secondo diversi piani di lettura: non solo il semplice sviluppo dell' intreccio ma pure un' analisi delle contaminazioni artistiche, delle soluzioni grafiche, delle influenze musicali.Le immagini la fanno da padrone: meravigliosi i cel setup, ma affascinanti anche le matite su carta o gli abbozzati layout. La qualità di carta e immagini è quella di volumi solitamente in ben più alte fasce di prezzo. I testi sono piuttosto sintetici, forse troppo.Ottima idea-regalo non solo per appassionati, in quanto di grande impatto per chiunque.A distanza di anni, nessuno dubita più che questo lungometraggio sia una forma d' arte. E questo prezioso volume, che appaga la vista ed il tatto, non sfigura in libreria accanto ad un catalogo sugli Impressionisti o alla Recherche di Proust...

by lorenzo cordoni, April 3, 2014


L'arte di Biancaneve

Questo magnifico libro che contiene un'impressionante quantità di materiale di cui buona parte mai visto prima d'ora, in aggiunta all'ottima qualità di stampa nonchè ad una grafica chiara e immediata non può passare inosservato ad un amante del cinema d'animazione o dell'universo Disney in genere.Se già a suo tempo l'artbook di Martin Krause e Linda Witkowski: "Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - An Art in It's Making" esplorava esaurientemente, soprattutto dal punto di vista illustrativo, il processo creativo del capolavoro Disney, questo nuova pubblicazione, a cura della Walt Disney Family Foundation con a capo la primogenita di Walt (Diane Disney Miller), integra e rende ancora migliore questo viaggio esplorativo. Da non perdere!

by francesco buzzi, March 31, 2013


Buon libro, peccato per le condizioni della copertina.

È un libro stupendo per gli appassionati al cinema d'animazione Disney. Ci sono layout, frames di animazioni, illustrazioni dettagliate dei personaggi di Biancaneve etc.Peccato però per le condizioni della copertina di carta che riveste il libro, mi è arrivata piena di tagli e ammaccature varie, come riportato in foto.

by Lucia, May 29, 2020


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Art and Creation of Walt Disney's Classic Animated Film

Se acquisti The Fairest One of All: The Making of Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, non puoi non acquistare questo libroNella tua biblioteca non possono mancare Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Art and Creation of Walt Disney's Classic Animated Film e The Fairest One of All: The Making of Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.Inscindibili.

by Sergio Cotturone, January 19, 2013

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