No other animated heroine has matched the dainty appeal of Snow White.
Cinderella is a more fully realized character, Princess Aurora is more beautiful, Belle and Jasmine are more intelligent and assertive, but Snow White retains an innocent charm. Her Prince looks very stiff and stagy today — the hero of "Aladdin," for instance, is a more believable young man. But most viewers remember the film for the comic antics of the dwarfs, whose merry warmth provides an effective counterpoint to the icy menace of the wicked queen and the terror of the witch.
Even if 1937's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" had been the only animated feature Walt Disney made, his place in the history of animation and American film would be assured. Because of its exceptional quality — and its enduring box-office success — "Snow White" has influenced virtually every American cartoon feature since.