Sunday, April 24, 2011
Win Disney's Snow White on DVD and BluRay!
Oh Snow White.
When I was a little girl (back in the olden days according to my children) I had a friend who had beautiful long blonde hair. I had wavy brown hair and was extremely envious. The only upside to my mousiness was the fact that when we played Snow White and Rose Red I got to be Snow White. That was extremely cool. Of course when we played Snow White and Cinderella I NEVER got to be Cinderella and because she was a year older than me no matter what we played my actual role was pretty Cinderellesque. Hmmmph.
We have a little 'family movie night' tradition at our house. On a Friday or Saturday night we'll all sit down to watch a movie together. Often we're at the mercy of whatever is on television... those nights you may find me hiding behind my laptop and pretending to watch along. But this particular night we had a copy of the Disney classic Snow White to watch and for once I actually sat down and really watched with the kids.
The thing that struck me most, having not seen this movie in many many years (but having loved it as a child myself) is how much of the storyline is picked up in the soundtrack. So many of our kids movies are explained to within an inch of their lives, even my children commented that 'they don't talk too much do they?'. The power of the music accompanying the film can't be overlooked and my own little 6 year old princess was very taken with it.
Of course the red hot favourites were the seven dwarves. My (neglecterino) children were vaguely familiar with the story but seeing the dwarves in action really engaged them. Predictably we've had days of heigh-ho heigh-ho ever since, but I'd much prefer that to some of the other music they listen to!
We were all suitably horrified when the Evil Queen tricked Snow White into biting the apple (sorry, did you need a spoiler warning?)... she is truly a scary character and there was lots of boo hissing in our loungeroom every time she appeared.
It was lovely to spend a family movie night where ALL of us enjoyed what we were watching, and the length of the movie was perfect for my easily distracted big kids (aged 6 and 7). I will admit I waited until toddler boy was in bed as he is very sensitive and I didn't want the nasty old Queen to freak him out.
From 30th June 2011 Snow White and the Seven Dwarves will return to the Disney Vault, so be sure to add this to your collection while you can.
I have one copy of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves to give away!
Entry is easy, simply become a follower of this blog and reply to this post with a comment on which of the Dwarves best describes you.
For an extra entry just tweet about this giveaway (make sure to @katesaysstuff) or check out our Facebook page (we like likes!) and post another comment here letting me know you've done so.
Entry closes Sunday May 4th at 7pm and the winner will be drawn randomly. Australian entries only, sorry!
Please be sure to leave me a way to contact you. If I don't hear back from the winner within 48 hours the competition will be redrawn.
Best of luck!
Disclosure: I received a complimentary review copy of the DVD courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment via Aussie Mummy Bloggers. No financial payment was offered nor accepted for this post. All opinions expressed are purely my own.
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