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Compare and Contrast: The Goddess of Spring With Snow White

The 48th Silly Symphony, one of the boldest experiments in the series, appeared November 3, 1934.

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May 13, 2014 - 12:00 pm

The Goddess of Spring:

Snow White, whose heroine also charms animals and embodies an idealized natural innocence:

And let’s also throw in:

Sleeping Beauty:

and this, the fourth Silly Symphony too:

And then remember Fantasia, especially the conclusion:

How can conservatives conquer Hollywood? PJ Lifestyle editor Dave Swindle argued in March 2014 that it was through studying how technological changes transformed the culture in the age of classic Hollywood. In this ongoing series mid-day Monday-Friday at PJ Lifestyle he highlights animated short films from the 1920s, '30s and 1940s, beginning with an emphasis on Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies. What are some of your favorite cartoons of the era? Please email URLs to DaveSwindlePJM[@] or tweet to @DaveSwindle for shorts you'd like to see featured in the future. Image illustration courtesy shutterstock / Ismagilov.

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