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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

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Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs, but the queen learns of this and prepares to feed her a poison apple.


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Uncredited cast:
Roy Atwell ...
Doc (voice) (uncredited)
Stuart Buchanan ...
Huntsman (voice) (uncredited)
Adriana Caselotti ...
Snow White (voice) (uncredited)
Hall Johnson Choir ...
Finale Chorus (voice) (uncredited)
Eddie Collins ...
Dopey / Chipmunk / Squirrel sneezes (voice) (uncredited)
Pinto Colvig ...
Sleepy / Grumpy / Dopey (voice) (uncredited)
Marion Darlington ...
Birds (voice) (uncredited)
Sneezy (voice) (uncredited)
Otis Harlan ...
Happy (voice) (uncredited)
Lucille La Verne ...
Queen / Witch (voice) (uncredited)
Scotty Mattraw ...
Bashful (voice) (uncredited)
Moroni Olsen ...
Magic Mirror (voice) (uncredited)
Purv Pullen ...
Birds (voice) (uncredited)
Harry Stockwell ...
Prince (voice) (uncredited)


The first, and by far most memorable full-length animated feature from the Disney Studios, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" may have been superseded technically by many of the films that followed it. But its simple story of a charming little princess saved from the evil deeds of her wicked stepmother, the queen, by a group of seven adorable dwarfs made history when it was first released in December, 1937 and has since become an incomparable screen classic. Written by filmfactsman

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Release Date:

4 February 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blancanieves y los siete enanos  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)


$184,925,485 (USA)

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)



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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Deanna Durbin auditioned for the voice of Snow White, but was not chosen because Walt Disney felt her voice was too mature. She was 14 at the time. See more »


Marching home from the mine, the dwarfs march with their left feet down on the downbeat. After returning from a short cutaway scene, the dwarfs then march with their right feet on the downbeat. See more »


[first lines]
Queen: Slave in the magic mirror, come from the farthest space, through wind and darkness I summon thee. Speak! Let me see thy face.
Magic Mirror: What wouldst thou know, my Queen?
Queen: Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?
Magic Mirror: Famed is thy beauty, Majesty. But hold, a lovely maid I see. Rags cannot hide her gentle grace. Alas, she is more fair than thee.
Queen: Alas for her! Reveal her name.
Magic Mirror: Lips red as the rose. Hair black as ebony. Skin white as snow.
Queen: Snow White!
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Unusual for a film of this era, the words "THE END" never appear on screen. See more »


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Whistle While You Work
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Frank Churchill
Lyrics by Larry Morey
Sung by Adriana Caselotti and Marion Darlington
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Still one of the all-time great animated classics...
14 July 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

My mother kept an old clipping for years describing SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS when it opened at Radio City Music Hall and received a rave review from newspaper columnist Westbrook Pegler.

He usually wrote about politics but on this occasion he took time to devote an entire review to Disney's new film. He called it a "masterpiece" and said that when the projectionist slipped those reels of film on the projector, the audience at the Music Hall witnessed one of the greatest motion pictures ever made.

Coming from him, that was high praise indeed. And seeing the film now, restored for its video bow, we can appreciate his words. There are faults, to be sure, but basically it has to be admired for the innovative techniques it used in the art of animation. There are memorable sequences thanks to daring use of the multiplane camera: Snow White's flight through the woods, the Queen and her Magic Mirror, the Queen in the thunderous transformation scene as the camera seems to whirl around her, the Dwarfs in the mine and their march over the bridge as they sing "Heigh-Ho", the dwarfs chasing the witch in the thunderstorm. Even the rippling effects of the water in the wishing well scene.

And, of course, there are the genuinely comic moments that made even the great Charlie Chaplin applaud in admiration. Dopey's antics are always a delight, as are Doc's and Grumpy's. All of the dwarfs are given inventive and funny things to do.

The music is a standout: Someday My Prince Will Come, Heigh-Ho, I'm Wishing, The Yodel Song, etc. The young in heart will always love this classic. It belongs in the top tier of Disney's crown jewels, along with Pinocchio, Bambi, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella.

Summing up: an inspired work of art on every level that will remain a timeless classic.

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