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Why is "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" never on television?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Nicholas Vargo, Aug 1, 2002.

  1. Nicholas Vargo

    Nicholas Vargo Second Unit

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    I love this movie and the DVD is supurb, but one thing that has always bothered me about this film is the fact that it is never on television. It is one of the greatest films ever made and it never plays on television. Is there some sort of issue that is holding it from being shown or am I convinced it will never play on TV? Hell, even the Disney Channel never plays it and as far as I can remember, this film has never played on The Disney Channel even when they were a great network.

    So, my question is when will "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" be on TV and while were at it, why has it never been on TV?
     
  2. LarryDavenport

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    Unless Disney starts a Pay Per View channel, it will never be on TV. I can't think of any of their top echelon cartoons (Fantasia, Peter Pan, Snow White) ever being on broadcast or cable TV.

    Perhaps if you go to the Disney Channels site they have a FAQ or can answer your question.
     
  3. Jesse Skeen

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    This was one of several films that was assumed would NEVER be on home video (others in this category include ET, Fantasia, and Rocky Horror) but eventually came out.
     
  4. Brian Kidd

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    This is Disney's cash cow and as long as they can continue to make money on periodic video releases, I doubt it will be on television.
     
  5. Bryan Tuck

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    I'm pretty sure Peter Pan has been on TV before, and I thought Snow White was a few times in the early '90s, but I could be wrong. Fantasia, however, has never been shown on television.
     
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    I remember back in the 80's, mid to late 80's to be more specific, it was played on CBC in Canada a few times every year. But I havn't seen it in quite a while.
     
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    Peter Pan has been on television

    When the Disney Channel first started they showed Fantasia. Someone I knew hada tape of it, and this was years before it came out on video
     
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    Pinocchio, I believe, aired in the mid-1990s.
     

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