Son Of Original ‘Snow White’ Director Slams Live Action Disney Remake, Says Father And Walt Disney ‘Would Be Turning In Their Graves’

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The son of the original “Snow White” director slammed the upcoming live action remake from Disney, saying it has the potential to “destroy” the film’s legacy.

David Hand, 91, shares the same name as his father, who directed the original 1937 animated classic. His comments come just after lead actress Rachel Zegler called the 1937 animation “extremely dated” and claimed the new version of Snow White is “not going to be saved by the prince.” She further accused Snow White of falling in love with “a guy who literally stalks her.”

Leaked photos from the set also showed the seven dwarfs being changed into “magical creatures” to “avoid reinforcing stereotypes.” 

Hand, who worked as a designer for Disney in the 1990s, said in an interview with The Telegraph that both his father and Walt Disney would be “turning in their graves” over the “insulting” updates.

“I mean, it’s a whole different concept, and I just totally disagree with it, and I know my dad and Walt would also very much disagree with it,” Hand said. “I think it’s pathetic that people feel that way… these are art forms in the world of film today.”

He went on to say the original “Snow White” was made “with good taste when it was written.” Hand said in general, Disney “shouldn’t be taking a classic and rewriting it in their own image.”


“They change the stories, they change the thought processes of the characters, they just aren’t the original stories anymore. They’re making up new woke things and I’m just not into any of that,” he said. “I find it quite frankly, a bit insulting that they may have done with some of these classic films.”

“There’s no respect for what Disney did and what my dad did… I think Walt and he would be turning in their graves.”

Hand echoed what many other critics have been saying when he urged the studio to come up with new films rather than focusing on remaking the classics. “Pick on something else… create new characters, if you’re gonna do this, but don’t destroy or try to destroy something that is, that is a classic and is a beautiful piece.”

“Snow White” is slated for a March 2024 release.

(Disclosure: The Daily Wire has announced plans for kids entertainment content.)

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