Two classics are coming to streaming networks soon.
“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937, shown here) reaches Disney+ on Monday (Oct. 16), which is the 100th anniversary of the Disney studio. And the final season of the “The Crown” arrives on Netflix in two bursts – Nov. 16, focusing strongly on Diana, and Dec. 14, focusing on her sons.
Details came in separate announcements today:
— The Disney company was created on Oct. 16, 1923, by Walt Disney – at 21, coming off the bankruptcy of his first effort – and his brother Roy, 30. The company began to soar 14 years later with “Snow White,” an ambitious, movie-length (83-minute) animation.
Now the print has been restored by the same team that recently restored the 1950 “Cinderella.” It arrives one day after an anniversary celebration at 8 p.m. Sunday on Disney-owned ABC, which will include the movie “Encanto” (2021) and a new cartoon, “Once Upon a Studio.”
— Over its five seasons, “The Crown” has traced the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, from its start when she was 25. It had won 21 Emmy, including four for best drama series.
Now it concludes, continuing Imelda Staunton as the queen, Elizabeth Debicki as Diana and Dominic West as Charles. The first portion, with four episodes, follows Diana, Dodi Fayed and their fatal limousine crash.
The second portion sees her sons lives’ afterward. (Ed McVay, Luther Ford and Meg Bellamy take over the roles of William, Harry and Kate Middleton.) It also finds a contemplative Elizabeth, near the end of her 70-year reign.