17. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
This is where it all began. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs originally came out in 1937 featuring a lonely princess living with her evil stepmother. Snow White with nowhere else to go, works as a maid for the Queen, while the Queen asks her magic mirror every day who the fairest of them all is. Usually, it’s her. But one day, Snow White’s name comes up instead.
This leads the Evil Queen to put a bounty on Snow White’s life. She hires the Huntsman to bring back Snow White’s heart. But once he comes upon her, he tells her to run and never come back. She does as he says and comes across seven dwarves living in a cottage in the forest.
All is going fine until the Queen finds out Snow is still alive. So she comes up with a plan to disguise herself as an old woman and plays on Snow’s sympathy to get her to take her to the cottage. Once there, she gets Snow to bite a poisoned apple (don’t eat food from strangers!) which immediately puts her to sleep that only true love’s kiss can break.
But the dwarfs and the animals Snow has made friends with are not having it. They chase the Queen to a cliff which she eventually falls off of leading to her death (there is a lot of death in Disney movies).
With Snow still asleep, they put her in a glass coffin. It’s not until a year later when a prince Snow previously fell in love with comes and kisses her, waking her up from her slumber. And of course, they live happily ever after. You can watch this classic tale when Disney Plus launches in November.