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Heigh-ho, heigh-ho it's on to DVD we go

As you may have gathered going on our past news items, Disney are set to release animated classic, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs onto Region 2 'Disney DVD' on 1 October. This two-disc set will feature the film (undoubtedly) benefitting from a transfer which should bring the sixty year-old film bang up to date.

There will be two releases - the standard single disc release will retail for £19.99 while the two-disc special edition will retail at £24.99. Both versions will include copious amounts of extra material - and the total running time of bonus footage included in the two-disc release will be over two and a half hours. The supplementary material looks something like this:

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Standard Edition
Collector's Edition
  • Local tour by Angela Lanesbury:The Magic Mirror summons Roy Disney, who then introduces Tour Guide Angela Lansbury. She takes you on a VIP tour, sampling the bonus features
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  • Dopey's Wild Mine Ride: A thrilling rescue-adventure set-top game, in which you must help Dopey navigate through the tunnels of the dwarfs’ mine in a rickety mine car. The goal is to complete several tasks and gather the other dwarfs in order to save Snow White from the Wicked Queen!
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  • The Making of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: A 23-minute documentary providing fascinating insight into the events leading up to the development of Walt Disney’s first full-length animated film. Featuring rare behind-the-scenes footage (some never-before-seen) of animators at work in the studio, rough animation, character design and comments from Walt Disney, animators and film historians. Also included are highlights from deleted scenes and some of the live-action reference footage.
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  • Some Day My Prince Will Come: Barbara Streisand performs a newly recorded closing song.
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  • Heigh-Ho Sing-Along song: With an option to hear the vocals from the film or perform your own, karaoke style.
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  • Audio Commentary with Walt Disney: Audio commentary that runs concurrent with the film, gathered from dozens of hours of rare archival recordings of Walt Disney himself, hosted by film historian John Canemaker.
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  • The Wishing Well (History / Storyboard to film comparison): Features a Walt Disney biographical timeline, a Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs production timeline, the original Brothers Grimm fairy tale and storyboard-to-film comparisons.
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  • The Queen's Castle (Art & Design / Visual development / Layout & background / Camera & tests / Animation): Features a magnificent ‘Virtual Gallery’ where you are transported inside a unique 3-D animated environment of the castle. In addition you will find early camera tests, featurettes on early art and design, layout and background elements, voice talent and live action reference footage.
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  • The Queen's Dungeon (Abandoned concepts / Restoration): Features abandoned concepts that were either altered or drop from the final movie. Here you will find the alternate version of Snow White meeting the Prince, a sequence where the Prince was to be captured by the Queen, and a dream fantasy version of the song ‘Some Day My Prince Will Come’
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  • The Dwarf's Mine (Deleted scenes / RKO Original opening and end credits / Disney through the decades): Features a unique timeline of the Walt Disney Studios entitled ‘Disney Through the Decades’ – select a decade and a celebrity host will showcase key Disney milestones from that time. Also featured are deleted scenes included a fully-animated segment of the witch at the cauldron, the dwarf’s bedroom argument, the cut song ‘Music In Your Soup’ and the dwarfs’ lodge meeting sequence.
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  • The Dwarf's Cottage (The Premiere / Trailers / Publicity / Vintage audio): Features the glitz and glamour of the premiere of the film through video and still art. Also on display are publicity materials, two rarely-seen black and white shorts entitled ‘A Trip Through the Walt Disney Studios’ and ‘How Disney Cartoons Are Made’. You can also listen to vintage audio programmes, such as radio dramatizations of Snow White and the radio broadcast from the movie premiere.
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    Last updated: 19/04/2018 19:08:35

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