Disney animation is the first animation studios to make animated films in the first place. In 1937, the Walt Disney Studios released its first fully animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and pioneered a new form of family entertainment. Snow white, then was made with 2d animation by the animators. Bringing an animation film into the scenario was itself a big deal and that is one of the reasons why it received so much positive critical acclaim all over the globe. Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen soon learns of this and prepares to feed her a poison apple. This is just the basic storyline of the film and despite that it has got so much appreciation all over.
After the immense success of Snow White, Disney went on to create a number of other animated films and to name a few will be Pinocchio, Fantasia, and Dumbo etc. Snow White was an animated musical fantasy film. The techniques of 2D animation were in the trend back then and even today we see the use of 2D animation now and then. It is to be understood that during 1930s not the entire mass population was aware of the influence of cinema and animation.
Watching an animated film was something extremely new to them. By creating the first ever animated film, Walt Disney got more and more people interested into the craft of cinema. Hence, that was the period from where animation industry actually started to grow and gain a solid ground in to the entertainment industry. In addition to this Snow white has a very persuasive message and a very catchy storyline. People loved watching a film that has animated characters and was far from any sort of reality for that matter of fact.
In addition to this the film premiered at the Carthay Circle Theatre on December 21, 1937, to a wildly receptive audience, many of whom were the same naysayers who dubbed the film “Disney’s Folly”. The film received a standing ovation at its completion from an audience that included Judy Garland and Marlene Dietrich. Six days later, Walt Disney and the seven dwarfs appeared on the cover of Time magazine. The film was a tremendous critical success, with many reviewers hailing it as a genuine work of art, recommended for both children and adults. Although film histories often state that the animation of the human characters was criticized, more recent scholarship finds that most reviewers praised the realistic style of the human animation, with several stating that audiences will forget that they are watching animated humans rather than real ones.