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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, 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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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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Walt Disney's new characters in his first full-length production! See more »


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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)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Scenes planned, but never fully animated:
  • The queen holds the prince in the dungeon and uses her magic to make skeletons dance for his amusement.


  • Fantasy sequence accompanying "Some Day My Prince Will Come" in which Snow White imagines herself dancing with her prince in the clouds beneath a sea of stars


  • Dwarfs building Snow White a bed with help from woodland creatures (can be seen during the "Disney's Golden Anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" special).


  • The song "Music in Your Soup" where the dwarfs sing about the soup that Snow White had just made them (can be seen during the "Disney's Golden Anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" special; the song can be heard on the soundtrack).


  • A musical number, "You're Never Too Old to Be Young", featuring the dwarfs. It was pre-recorded, but never animated (can be heard on the soundtrack as a demo).


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Goofs

When Snow White decides to clean the dwarfs' house, she takes off her cape and hangs it on the wall. When the dwarfs return from the diamond mine later and are shocked to find the house clean, the cape is gone and it never returns for the rest of the movie. 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 A Century of Lionel Legendary Trains (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

With a Smile and a Song
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Frank Churchill
Lyrics by Larry Morey
Sung by Adriana Caselotti
Played also as background music
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A classic!!
15 December 1999 | by (Froland, Norway) – See all my reviews

Snowwhite and the 7 dwarfs is one of the best cartoon-movies ever made, and is much better than many of Disney`s newer movies. The animation is brilliant, and could teach many modern cartoons a lesson or two about how to make a good cartoon-movie. I guess that I don`t have to tell you much about the story, since most of you are familiar with it, but I`ll tell you some of it(in case some of you have missed out on this classic). Snowwhite(a princess) is the most beautiful woman in the country, which her stepmother(the queen) doesn`t like. The queen orders her best hunter to kill Snowwhite when she is picking flowers. The hunter is not able to kill Snowwhite, and she runs deeper into the forest. The eventually discovers a small house, which is the dwarfs` house. The queen finds out that Snowwhite is still alive. Snowwhite is a true classic, with superb animation and stunning soundtrack. It was also a groundbreaking movie, which meant that Disney could produce more high-class cartoon-movies to an audience which was gasping for more. 9,5/10


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