From Book to Disney Adaptation ✨ The Golden Age of Disney Animation

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Join me on a journey through the Walt Disney animated eras for a look at how well (or how poorly) Disney adapted the stories that inspired their movies. We start with the Golden Age that spanned from 1937 to 1942.

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✨ Timestamps ✨
0:00 Introduction
2:49 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
10:28 Pinocchio
21:01 Fantasia
24:08 Bambi
32:05 Wrap Up and What’s Next

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✨ Books and Movies Mentioned ✨
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Little Snow White by The Brothers Grimm
Pinocchio (1940)
The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
Fantasia (1940)
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Bambi (1942)
Bambi: A Life in the Woods by Felix Salten

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Reene Lim says:

you are a star for these videos Gav ✨💓😍

AStar Reads says:

This is amazing Gavin! Absolutely love this series and am excited to watch the Silver era. Also, I loved how animated you are about these comparisons; I can tell how much you enjoyed this experience :). I realized as you were talking about these that I have read both the Snow White book and the Pinocchio book at some point in my life…just can’t remember when because I have old brain. This makes me want to re-read them :).

Mungoteazer11581 says:

Yay I love Disney. I've watched an Italian adaptation of Pinocchio last year with real people and found it interesting, because many things were different, so I was wondering if that may be parts of the book.

A Robin Reads says:

I really love the dwarves in snow white.

When I rewatched Pinocchio recently I really disliked it. It was so dark! So not the Disney joy I love. The book sounds awfull as well, why is that a children's book?

Still haven't watched Fantasia. I don't know doesn't really appeal to me.

I'm scared to watch Bambi haha. Maybe I will watch it sometime.

Vanessa Vazquez says:

Disney is my favorite love it

Kelli Stewart says:

Also.. side note: Goethe was the first European writer to coin the term “World Literature”.

Kelli Stewart says:

Love this, Gavin. Fascinating.

Cassie Osbourne says:

In fairness, she was only seven in the original so it's 100% believable that she would fall for the same thing three times

Jordan Reads says:

I loved this so much! I'm really interested in reading the original source material + rewatching some of my fav disney movies now.

Jemma Hatt says:

Those chapter titles in Pinocchio 🤣 reminds me of doing a crossword when they have the easy version of the clues to read or the longer cryptic version, haha! Great video Gav, I enjoyed it and learnt a lot!

kira murasaki says:

The old topic of "the book was better than the movie" once inspired me to make a hobby out of comparing books and their movies.
not for the sake of criticising the movie but to understand the changes that were made in the process of adapting the plot for screen. I learned so much from that and I must say that your analysis are SO WELL made, so well structured and your explanations are excellent and well-founded.
Also one can learn where Disney stuck to the source material and which changes were made and why. I think it´s perfectly ok to give spoilers about the book and the movie, cause how else could the analysis be done? – I think comparing book and movie is a tremendously interesting field and I would LOVE to see you doing more of that videos, may it be Disney or any other MG adaptation.

Ashley Snuggles says:

Im excited for you to read sleeping beauty the original story is horrific lol xx

jetnight 88 says:

First of all Snow White is dead so It don’t matter if there is no consent….. like why are people bringing real world issues into fake worlds?

Its Disney so let it be Disney it’s no that serious

Chelsea Rapp says:

I’m so glad to see someone else doing this. I’m trying to do it with all of the Disney films. I just did “A Light in the Forest”.

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