Disney has announced to celebrate the 100th anniversary; it is going to be releasing a special restored and remastered 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release of the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ first-ever animated feature – “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” on October 10th 2023.
This will be the first time that the classic film has been made available in stunning 4K UHD, as part of The Walt Disney Studios’ continuing major restoration program using new scans of the original nitrate negative and with the creative input of Disney Animation experts Eric Goldberg (one of the modern masters of Disney animation) and Michael Giaimo (production designer of “Wish”, “Frozen”, “Frozen 2” and “Pocahontas”). This newly restored version of the beloved film is part of Disney’s 100th-anniversary celebration and follows the recent restoration of Disney Animation’s “Cinderella”, which was released in 4K UHD earlier this year on physical media and, most recently, on Disney+.
The beautiful and kindhearted princess Snow White charms every creature in the kingdom except one — her jealous stepmother, the Queen. When the Magic Mirror proclaims Snow White is the fairest one of all, she must flee into the forest, where she befriends the lovable seven dwarfs — Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy and Dopey. But when the Queen tricks Snow White with an enchanted apple, only the magic of true love’s kiss can save her!
This new Disney100 edition will be released nationwide in a special collectable O-sleeve. There will also be a number of retail exclusives, with Best Buy offering a special Steelbook and Walmart offering animated titles in Disney100 edition slipcovers with a “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” collectable pin.
While no Disney+ release for this 4K version of “Snow White” has been confirmed, expect to see the original version on Disney+ upgraded to this restored version at a later date, similar to “Cinderella”.
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Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.