Disney’s first feature-length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, premiered on 21 December 1937.
Based on the German fairy tale published by the Brothers Grimm in 1812, it told the story of a fair young princess forced to flee the evil Queen’s murderous jealousy, and how she found refuge in a forest cottage belonging to the small-statured Sleepy, Dopey, Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Bashful and Happy!
The movie’s culmination established one of Disney’s famous trademarks – a happy ending. After the dwarfs helped defeat the villainous Queen, Snow White found love with the handsome Prince of whom she’d always dreamed.
The fetching storyline, its endearing characters, and the technical innovations introduced by Disney stunned the star-studded audience at the movie’s launch. Charlie Chaplin announced that it “surpassed our high expectations.” Snow White went on to become one of the most popular films ever made, establishing Walt Disney as one of the world’s great film producers.
Disney Princess: Snow White
Following the Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle and Jasmine officially-licensed 2015 Disney Princess coins, these superb new releases celebrate “the fairest one of all” – Snow White.
Struck in proof quality from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver and 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold, the coins portray Princess Snow White surrounded by relief engraved flowers. Issued as legal tender of Niue, no more than 10,000 silver coins and 1,000 gold coins will be released.
Each silver coin is presented in delightful fairy-tale book style packaging incorporating a Certificate of Authenticity. Each gold coin comes in a timber display case and illustrated shipper accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
Issued by NZ Mint and Struck by The Perth Mint.