In 1989, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, one of 10 Disney movies selected for preservation. The others were, in alphabetical order: Beauty and the Beast (1991), 'Disneyland Dream' (1956; actually a home movie), Fantasia (1940), The Muppet Movie (1979), Pinocchio (1940), Steamboat Willie (1928, short subject), Three Little Pigs (1933, short subject), Tin Toy (1988, short subject; made by Pixar), and Toy Story (1995; made by Pixar).
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is considered one of the greatest films ever made, and deservedly so. In 1998, the film was one of two animated movies placed on the American Film Institute's (AFI) list of the best 100 American movies of the past 100 years, the other being Fantasia (1940). In 2007, AFI once again placed the film on their best 100 American movies list, and in 2008, the film was named the #1 greatest animated film of all time.