Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 4pm Saturday in NZ, 2pm in Sydney and 5am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described Movies Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone from 2001 and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs from 1937.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (released in the United States and India as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) is a 2001 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, based on J. K. Rowling's 1997 novel of the same name.
Produced by David Heyman and screenplay by Steve Kloves, it is the first instalment of the Harry Potter film series.
The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, with Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, and Emma Watson as Hermione Granger.
Its story follows Harry's first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as he discovers that he is a famous wizard and begins his education.
Warner Bros. bought the film rights to the book in 1999 for a reported £1 million ($1.65 million).
Production began in the United Kingdom in 2000, with Chris Columbus being chosen to create the film from a shortlist of directors that included Steven Spielberg and Rob Reiner.
Rowling insisted that the entire cast be British, with the three leads chosen in August 2000 following open casting calls.
The film was shot at Leavesden Film Studios and historic buildings around the United Kingdom, from September 2000 to March 2001.
The film was released to cinemas in the United Kingdom and Ireland on 10 and 11 November 2001 for two days of previews.
It opened on 16 November in the United States, Canada and Taiwan as well as officially in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
It became a critical and commercial success, grossing $974 million at the box office worldwide during its initial run, and over $1 billion with subsequent re-releases.
It became the highest-grossing film of 2001 and the second-highest-grossing film at the time.
The film was nominated for many awards, including Academy Awards for Best Original Score, Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design.
It was followed by seven sequels, beginning with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in 2002 and ending with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in 2011, nearly ten years after the first film's release.
Directed by: Chris Columbus.
Produced by: David Heyman.
Screenplay by: Steve Kloves.
Based on: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: by J. K. Rowling.
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Richard Griffiths, Richard Harris, Ian Hart, John Hurt, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith and Julie Walters.
Music by: John Williams.
Cinematography: John Seale.
Edited by: Richard Francis-Bruce.
Production companies: Warner Bros. Pictures, Heyday Films and 1492 Pictures.
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures.
Release date: 4 November 2001 ( Odeon Leicester Square), 10 November 2001 (United Kingdom) and 16 November 2001 (United States).
File length: 146 minutes.
Countries: United Kingdom and United States .
Language: English.
Budget: $125 million.
Box office: $1.007 billion.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures.
Based on the 1812 German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, it is the first full-length traditionally animated feature film and the first Disney animated feature film.
The story was adapted by storyboard artists Dorothy Ann Blank, Richard Creedon, Merrill De Maris, Otto Englander, Earl Hurd, Dick Rickard, Ted Sears and Webb Smith.
David Hand was the supervising director, while William Cottrell, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, and Ben Sharpsteen directed the film's individual sequences.
Snow White premiered at the Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles, California on 21 December, 1937.
It was a critical and commercial success and, with international earnings of more than $8 million during its initial release, (compared to its $1.5 million budget), it briefly held the record of highest-grossing sound film at the time.
The popularity of the film has led to its being re-released theatrically many times, until its home video release in the 1990s.
Adjusted for inflation, it is one of the top-ten performers at the North American box office and the highest-grossing animated film.
Worldwide, its inflation-adjusted earnings top the animation list.
Snow White was nominated for Best Musical Score at the Academy Awards in 1938, and the next year, producer Walt Disney was awarded an honorary Oscar for the film.
This award was unique, consisting of one normal-sized, plus seven miniature Oscar statuettes. They were presented to Disney by Shirley Temple.
In 1989, the United States Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and selected it as one of the first 25 films for preservation in the National Film Registry.
The American Film Institute ranked it among the 100 greatest American films, and also named the film as the greatest American animated film of all time in 2008.
Disney's take on the fairy tale has had a significant cultural impact, resulting in popular theme park attractions, a video game, and a Broadway musical.
Directed by: David Hand (supervising), William Cottrell, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce and Ben Sharpsteen.
Produced by: Walt Disney.
Written by: Ted Sears, Richard Creedon , Otto Englander , Dick Rickard , Earl Hurd, Merrill De Maris, Dorothy Ann Blank and Webb Smith.
Based on: Snow White: by The Brothers Grimm.
Starring: Adriana Caselotti, Lucille La Verne, Harry Stockwell, Roy Atwell, Pinto Colvig, Otis Harlan, Scotty Mattraw, Billy Gilbert, Eddie Collins, Moroni Olsen and Stuart Buchanan.
Music by: Frank Churchill, Paul Smith and Leigh Harline.
Production company: Walt Disney Productions.
Distributed by: RKO Radio Pictures.
Release date: 21 December , 1937 ( Carthay Circle Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, premiere)
File Length: 83 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $1.49 million.
Box office: $418 million.
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