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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Fantasy | 4 February 1938 (USA)
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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Cast

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 and Squirrel sneezes (voice) (uncredited)
Pinto Colvig ...
Sleepy / Grumpy / Dopey blowing bubbles (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)
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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most memorable full-length animated feature from the Disney Studios, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" may have been superseded technically by many of the films that followed it.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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Also Known As:

Blancanieves y los siete enanos  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$184,925,485 (USA)
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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Storyboards for a sequel to this movie were discovered in the Disney Company vault titled "Snow White Returns". Upon examining the length of the script and storyboards, it seemed like it was meant to be a short film than a full length movie. It was also meant to include revised versions of the "Soup" & "Bed Bulding" scenes that were excluded from the movie itself. The real reason for why this sequel never went further than preproduction is anyone's guess. It's unknown if Walt Disney really wanted this to be made in the first place. The whole storyboard to this unmade short is viewable on the Snow White Blu-ray. See more »

Goofs

When Snow White is kissing all of the dwarfs' foreheads, before she kisses Dopey, you hear her say "Oh, Dopey!" but her lips never move. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

Unusual for a film of this era, the words "THE END" never appear on screen. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mickey Mouse: Third Wheel (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Wishing
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Frank Churchill
Lyrics by Larry Morey
Sung by Adriana Caselotti and Harry Stockwell
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And then there was Disney,,,
19 January 2004 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the very first animated film featured by Disney and one of the most charming. While it's a bit different from the original fairy tale, Walt Disney took this familiar classic and turned into a family film that is still talked about over 60 years later. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is such a charming film and is another example of beautiful animation and a terrific story that could charm it's way into your heart. I still enjoy watching this film to this day, who could love the seven dwarfs? They all were so funny to watch and are so memorable. They pretty much represent our moods, they're kinda like a mood ring that's put into one room, lol. But Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the perfect family film that is still holding up very well all these years.

Snow White is a lovely princess who one day is just traveling through the forest. She comes across a house where it's a total mess, she decides to clean it as a favor to those who are living there. It turns out that seven dwarfs live there and when they find her, they realize they got a good thing going here, a hot girl who'll clean for them. But not everything is happy, the evil wicked queen wants to be the fairest in the land and Snow White has just beat her by a land slide. So she disguises herself as a witch and offers Snow White an apple, she eats it, and dies. Now the queen's the hottest girl in town, but the dwarfs come up with a clever plan to get her true love, the prince, he must kill the queen and save Snow White so they could live happily ever after.

I'd say that's a nice summary, I try my best anyways. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is just one of the greatest Disney films ever made. It's such a charming film and is very much apart of our pop culture today and as far as films go, this is just a great one. I can't wait to show this to my kids one day, they'll probably laugh thinking how old this movie is that it's hand drawn, but I think that's what makes it so special. The voices, the songs, the animation, everything about Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was just beautiful. I highly recommend this, it's a great family film.

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