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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Fantasy | 4 February 1938 (USA)
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Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen soon 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 and Squirrel Sneezes (voice) (uncredited)
Pinto Colvig ...
Sleepy / Grumpy / Dopey Blowing Bubbles (voice) (uncredited)
Marion Darlington ...
Birds (voice) (uncredited)
Sneezy (voice) (uncredited)
Happy (voice) (uncredited)
Queen / Witch (voice) (uncredited)
Scotty Mattraw ...
Bashful (voice) (uncredited)
Magic Mirror (voice) (uncredited)
Purv Pullen ...
Birds (voice) (uncredited)
Harry Stockwell ...
Prince (voice) (uncredited)


The beautiful and kindhearted princess Snow White charms every creature in the kingdom except one - her jealous stepmother, the Queen. When the Magic Mirror proclaims Snow White the fairest one of all, she must flee into the forest, where she befriends the lovable seven dwarfs - Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy and Dopey. But when the Queen tricks Snow White with an enchanted apple, only the magic of true love's kiss can save her! Written by Lesley (from the back of the Snow White DVD)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Still the fairest of them all! See more »


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Release Date:

4 February 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blancanieves y los siete enanos  »

Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)


$184,925,485 (USA)

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Production Co:

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of the first films to have related merchandise available at the time of premiere. See more »


When the birds are putting yellow flowers in the vase, right before they put the final one in that sticks up a bit in the middle, a flower that ends up right behind it appears out of nowhere. 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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Crazy Credits

None of the actors in this film were credited. See more »


Referenced in Mister Ed: Ed the Musician (1964) See more »


(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Frank Churchill
Lyrics by Larry Morey
Sung by Roy Atwell, Pinto Colvig, Billy Gilbert, Otis Harlan, and Scotty Mattraw
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A Movie Milestone
14 January 2004 | by (Pocatello, Idaho, USA) – See all my reviews

Where would the animation world be without the humongous success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs? If the movie failed back in 1937, there would be no Disney Company today, no Lion King, and no Disneyland. Disney's Folly, as critics first called it, would probably have scared any other industry from attempting such an ambitious and innovative project. Pixar may not have ever had the chance to put out their groundbreaking features, and even the Disney- and fairy tale-bashing Shrek may never have been made if Snow White didn't set the course for the world of the animated feature.

There must have been tremendous pressure on everyone involved in the making of Snow White, but they did not disappoint. The end result includes a timeless story, classic songs, and beautiful imagery that will live on for future generations to enjoy. In fact, this was only the second movie that captured my nieces' full attention spans (The Lion King being the first).

In my opinion, the story was great but not perfect. It's not as exciting or filled with as much witty remarks as today's animated features, but as soon as the dwarfs are introduced, the movie takes on an endearing lighter side. For the record, my favorite dwarf is Doc, because I can relate to him being a strong leader with some very humanistic follies, such as always getting tongue-tied (I do that myself all too often). All the songs stand out in their own way. `Some Day My Prince Will Come' is a classic, fairy-tale ballad. `Heigh-Ho,' `Dig, Dig, Dig,' and `Whistle While You Work' are great songs to pick up your spirits when you have to go to work, do chores, or do homework. And my favorite, `The Silly Song,' is just a great, catchy, and funny song. As for the imagery, it's just breathtaking, especially considering how early it was introduced. The colors are rich and lively, and the multi-plane camera does add some great depth to the movie.

As you can tell, for an animation and Disney fan like myself, Snow White is a perfect milestone in the movie world. Even compared to the animation and storytelling styles of today, Snow White still stands the test of time. Kudos to everyone involved in this picture as their work will live on forever.

My IMDb Rating: 10/10. My Yahoo! Grade: A+ (Oscar-Worthy)

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