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A Comparison Of Snow White(TM) And Shrek(TM)

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A Comparison Of 'Snow White' And 'Shrek' Snow White and the Seven Dwarves in the United Kingdom is a 1937 American film based on the eponymous European fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. It was the first full length animated feature to be produced by Walt Disney, and the first colour feature-length animated film with optical sound in movie history. It's also the 1st Walt Disney Animated Classic. Walt Disney's Snow White premiered at the Carthay Circle Theatre on December 21, 1937, and the film was released to theatres by RKO Radio Pictures on February 4, 1938. The story was adapted by storyboard artists Dorothy Ann Blank, Richard Creedon, Merrill De Maris, Otto Englander, Earl Hurd, Dick Rickard, Ted Sears and Webb Smith from the German fairy tale Snow White by the Brothers Grimm. David Hand was the supervising director, while William Cottrell, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, and Ben Sharpsteen directed the film's individual sequences. Two years before the start of World War Two. Technology wasn't even starting to advance when they made Snow White. It cost 1.4 million dollars which today is a lot of money. It took over 750 artists to work on it. It was developed and made on single cell animation drawn by hand and traced onto an acetate or celluloid. ...read more.

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though she is a princess, this is a main reason why she is stereotypical; her character was created so that nobody would dislike her, Walt Disney chose a young Italian girl called Adriana Casselotti, Walt Disney chose her for the part of Snow White because her voice was seen as pure and fresh at the time. Nowadays, people would think of her voice as being annoying and ear piercing. However, Princess Fiona tries to be a stereotypical princess but deep down she's boisterous strong. She won't let anyone boss her about and this is not the image of a normal princess. Her fiery attitude makes her alien to fairy tales. The similarities between these two princesses are that they both want a secure life and to be with the hero of the story. But, they have their differences, and the main one is the fact that Snow White is more stereotypical than Princess Fiona. Shrek is the most unusual friend that you could ever imagine; he is a grotesque being that quite rude to his future wife and does not treat her with the respect she deserves. His manners are appalling and this is not normal as he wants he marry the princess but in a normal story this wouldn't be allowed because he is an ogre, stereotypically he would be the villain as he would be portrayed as evil and monstrous. ...read more.

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In Shrek, many songs are played to explain the journey that Shrek makes. The music in Snow White is always sung by the characters in the film, but in Shrek, the songs are sung in the background by artists that are actually in the charts. The films have tried to realistic because they have used real life scenarios. Except the mythical and magical parts of the films, the camera angles which are used in both films are very different to each other. There was only one camera angle in Snow White, which was the long shot angle because the pictures were drawn by hand and the artists could only draw the characters in that angle. However, a computer can use any angle possible. The most effective angle in Shrek is when Shrek meets Donkey and Shrek. Shrek says to Donkey "Look at me, what am I?" and Donkey replies "Errrrm, really tall?" as he says this, a low angle is used to make Shrek look tall. Back in 1937, people were more polite and the films that were made were less aggressive than the films today because their target audience was people who could afford to get into the cinemas. However, nowadays there are less manners in films, this is shown Princess Fiona burps out loud and Shrek joins in with her. This would not be seen as funny if it was used in Snow White as the audience would have been very correct and proper because they were posh. ...read more.

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