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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

A Kiss For Dopey

This poster for the 1967 re-release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs spotlights one of the most iconic moments in animation history: the little princess kissing Dopey atop his bald head. I like the way the poster artist added an extra, delightful touch to this famous pose by having Dopey give a backward kick. Walt Disney’s first feature-length animated film was originally released on December 21, 1937, so the re-release cited above celebrated the film’s 30th anniversary and also served as a salute to the late Walt Disney.

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