What we primarily want to learn in this master class is, first of all, why he selected Snow White for production instead of some other Grimm brothers’ fairy tale or even an original script. Second, when he was imagining the movie, what changes did he make to the original story, and why did he make them? How did he and his animators approach the performances in the film? What did they understand about acting? Did they employ any through-line principles that might be useful today? There won’t be any final exams in this master class, but the hope is that you will apply the lessons to your own work. Before deconstructing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs scene by scene, let’s consider a few of the broader questions.