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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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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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Storyline

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)

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Release Date:

4 February 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blancanieves y los siete enanos  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$184,925,485 (USA)
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Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

HIDDEN MICKEY: Formed by three stones on the wall behind the Queen as she strides down to the basement to perform her spell. See more »

Goofs

In the washing scene, Dopey struggles with a bar of soap while the other dwarfs wash Grumpy. However, Dopey's arm can briefly be seen scrubbing Grumpy. 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

My sincere appreciation to the members of my staff whose loyalty and creative endeavor made possible this production - (signed) Walt Disney See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ashton Kutcher/Gnarls Barkley (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Some Day My Prince Will Come
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Frank Churchill
Lyrics by Larry Morey
Sung and reprised by Adriana Caselotti
Sung by an offscreen chorus at the end
Played often as background music
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The Queen Rules
12 December 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Quite simply, this one reigns supreme. Although much of the praise this film receives, may be due to the fact that it was it's creator's first attempt at an animated feature, I think it's obvious merits and artistic triumphs are enough to maintain it's place at the top.

First, there is the artwork, which is stunning. The color isn't at it's most vibrant, such as with, say, "Cinderella" (1950), but it is suitable and lovely all the same. A virtual watercolor painting come to life. The details in the animation never fail to amaze. Just look at the raindrops in the chase sequence towards the end. Look how they hit the rocks, and slip away. Such attention to detail was rarely matched in an animated feature, except maybe, in "Pinocchio" (1940).

The characters are of various degrees of interest, with Snow White, probably the least of these. The dwarfs are all charming, and it is they who carry the film during their screentime with the princess. However, one should not deny, that the true star of this film, is the evil queen. Both in her presence of glamour, and in her transformation as an old crone, she is fascinating to watch. I don't believe another Disney villian has ever been both frightening and enchanting, like she has.

Lastly, the music in this film is truly memorable. The "Heigh Ho" sequence is visually impressive, and the dwarfs song as they bathe is a great comedy bit. Not to mention Snow White's anthem "Someday My Prince Will Come"; another gem in the Disney library.

All in all, a tremendous production. Beautiful, thrilling, and memorable.


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