#4- The Forbidden Fruit
The Evil Queen. The woodland vultures and Old Hag. The manipulative cackled voice. “Just wait until you taste one, dearie…” The poison apple sequence in Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs is symbolic of Disney’s earliest animated storytelling brilliance. The poisoned apple which, when bitten, will send its victim into the “Sleeping Death” – revived only by love's first kiss – became a foundation for countless plots to reflect a character’s dramatic demise and rebirth.
Fun fact: Lucille La Verne, the voice of the Wicked Queen, was able to achieve the raspy Old Hag’s voice by removing her dentures.