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most memorable full-length animated feature from the Disney Studios, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" may have been superseded technically by many of the films that followed it.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 step-mother, 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
The Prince was originally a much more prominent character, but the difficulty found in animating him convincingly forced the animators to reduce his part significantly. See more »
The famous sequence where the dwarves race back to the cottage to save Snow White is filled with continuity errors:
if you pause the film just when the turtle is passed for the last time, you can see Sleepy is mounted on a stag. However, for the rest of the film he is mounted on a doe. - Bashful is originally in front of Sneezy, yet for the rest of the chase the order is mysteriously reversed. - In another scene, just before Snow White bites the apple, Sleepy and Sneezy are seen on the deer, while Bashful is riding another deer by himself (Sleepy and Bashful have been switched). - In one scene, the whole order of the dwarves is changed (Dopey riding a stag, Sneezy sitting alone on a doe...)
Slave in the magic mirror, come from the farthest space, through wind and darkness I summon thee. Speak! Let me see thy face.
What wouldst thou know, my Queen?
Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?
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.
Alas for her! Reveal her name.
Lips red as the rose. Hair black as ebony. Skin white as snow.
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None of the actors in this film were credited. See more »
My favorite all-time animated movie. Every song is a classic, every character is unforgettable, every voice is perfect, not a second is wasted. Funny, scary, entertaining and revolutionary. Remember that this was the very first animated movie ever, and everyone thought Disney was crazy making it. In 62 years, this movie has never been equaled.
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