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Writers:
Jacob Grimm (fairy tales) &
Wilhelm Grimm (fairy tales) ...
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Release Date:
4 February 1938 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Walt Disney's new characters in his first full-length production! See more »
Plot:
Exiled into the dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother, a princess is rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of their household. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 11 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Movie Milestone See more (215 total) »

Cast

  (in alphabetical order) (verified as complete)
Roy Atwell ... Doc (voice) (uncredited)
Stuart Buchanan ... Huntsman (voice) (uncredited)
Adriana Caselotti ... Snow White (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)
Cordélia Ferreira ... The Evil Queen (uncredited)

Billy Gilbert ... 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)

Directed by
William Cottrell (sequence director)
David Hand (supervising director)
Wilfred Jackson (sequence director)
Larry Morey (sequence director)
Perce Pearce (sequence director)
Ben Sharpsteen (sequence director)
 
Writing credits
Jacob Grimm (fairy tales) (as Grimm) &
Wilhelm Grimm (fairy tales) (as Grimm)

Ted Sears (story adaptation) &
Richard Creedon (story adaptation) &
Otto Englander (story adaptation) &
Dick Rickard (story adaptation) &
Earl Hurd (story adaptation) &
Merrill De Maris (story adaptation) &
Dorothy Ann Blank (story adaptation) &
Webb Smith (story adaptation)

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Frank Churchill 
Leigh Harline 
Paul J. Smith  (as Paul Smith)
 
Art Direction by
Ken Anderson  (as Kenneth Anderson)
Tom Codrick 
Hugh Hennesy 
Harold Miles 
Kendall O'Connor 
Charles Philippi 
Hazel Sewell 
Terrell Stapp 
McLaren Stewart 
Gustaf Tenggren 
John Hubley (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hal Adelquist .... assistant director (uncredited)
Ford Beebe Jr. .... assistant director (uncredited)
Carl Fallberg .... assistant director (uncredited)
Mike Holoboff .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James MacDonald .... sound effects (uncredited)
Purv Pullen .... sound of birds (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
William L. Arance .... digital restoration artist (restored version) (uncredited)
Bob Broughton .... visual effects (uncredited)
Jim Carbonetti .... restoration artist: Cinesite (restored version) (uncredited)
Heather Davis Baker .... digital artist (restored version) (uncredited)
Andy Engman .... effects animator (uncredited)
Thomas Rosseter .... digital restoration artist (restored version) (uncredited)
Olivier Sarda .... digital artist (restored version) (uncredited)
Thomas J. Smith .... restoration supervisor: Cinesite (restored version) (uncredited)
James Valentine .... digital artist (restored version) (uncredited)
Jazmyn Whitman .... restoration artist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Max Morgan .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
James Algar .... animator
Samuel Armstrong .... backgrounds
Art Babbitt .... animator (as Arthur Babbitt)
Jack Campbell .... animator
Les Clark .... animator
Claude Coats .... backgrounds
Merle Cox .... backgrounds
Shamus Culhane .... animator (as James Culhane)
Ugo D'Orsi .... animator
Phil Dike .... backgrounds
Al Eugster .... animator
Norman Ferguson .... supervising animator
Bernard Garbutt .... animator
Joe Grant .... character designer
Roland E. Hill Sr. .... designed the animated castle: presented the original drawings for the animated castle (as Roland Hill)
Albert Hurter .... character designer
Milt Kahl .... animator (as Milton Kahl)
Ward Kimball .... animator
Eric Larson .... animator
Ray Lockrem .... backgrounds
Dick Lundy .... animator
Hamilton Luske .... supervising animator
Robert Martsch .... animator
Joshua Meador .... animator
Fred Moore .... supervising animator
Grim Natwick .... animator
Mique Nelson .... backgrounds
Maurice Noble .... backgrounds
Stan Quackenbush .... animator
Wolfgang Reitherman .... animator (as Woolie Reitherman)
Bill Roberts .... animator
George Rowley .... animator
Fred Spencer .... animator
Robert Stokes .... animator
Frank Thomas .... animator
Bill Tytla .... supervising animator (as Vladimir Tytla)
Marvin Woodward .... animator
Cy Young .... animator
Paul Busch .... animator (uncredited)
Walt Clinton .... animator (uncredited)
Walt Clinton .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Al Coe .... animator (uncredited)
Marc Davis .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Lou Debney .... layout artist (uncredited)
Jack Dunham .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Paul Fitzpatrick .... animator (uncredited)
Hugh Fraser .... animator (uncredited)
Campbell Grant .... animator (uncredited)
Ferdinand Horvath .... character designer (uncredited)
Ferdinand Horvath .... layout artist (uncredited)
Mentor Huebner .... background artist (uncredited)
Ollie Johnston .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Bill Keil .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Jeanne Lee Keil .... ink artist (uncredited)
John Lounsbery .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Brice Mack .... background artist (uncredited)
Murray McClellan .... assistant animator (uncredited)
John McManus .... animator (uncredited)
Rae McSpadden .... ink and paint artist (uncredited)
Lester Novros .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Kendall O'Connor .... layout artist (uncredited)
Amby Paliwoda .... animator (uncredited)
Don Patterson .... animator (uncredited)
Tony Rivera .... animator (uncredited)
Louie Schmitt .... animator (uncredited)
William Shull .... animator (uncredited)
Sandy Strother .... animator (uncredited)
David Swift .... animator (uncredited)
Riley Thomson .... animator (uncredited)
Don Tobin .... animator (uncredited)
Clair Weeks .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Cornett Wood .... animator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Virginia Lockwood .... costume designer: Snow White's (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
George Cave .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
George Cave .... color timer (uncredited)
Bill Melendez .... supervising editor (uncredited)
Ben Sharpsteen .... post production coordinator (uncredited)
I.J. Wilkinson .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
I.J. Wilkinson .... negative cutter (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Hall Johnson Choir .... chorus: finale (uncredited)
Leigh Harline .... conductor (uncredited)
Freeman High .... music arranger (uncredited)
Freeman High .... musical director (uncredited)
Louis Kaufman .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Paul J. Smith .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Walt Disney .... presenter
Don Brodie .... performance model: "Witch" (uncredited)
Marge Champion .... performance model: "Snow White" (uncredited)
Eddie Collins .... performance model: "Dopey" (uncredited)
Louis Hightower .... performance model: "Prince" (uncredited)
Billy House .... performance model: "Doc" (uncredited)
S. Barret McCormick .... press representative (uncredited)
Edmundo Santos .... dubbing director: Spanish version (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Blancanieves y los siete enanos" - USA (Spanish title) (imdb display title)
"Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" - USA (poster title)
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Runtime:
83 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Brazil:Livre | Canada:G | Denmark:7 (DVD release) | Denmark:A (video premiere) | Denmark:7 (video re-release) | Finland:S | Germany:0 | Greece:K (TV rating) | Iceland:L | Ireland:G | New Zealand:G | Norway:A | Peru:Apt | Portugal:M/4 (Qualidade) | Singapore:G | South Korea:All | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | Taiwan:GP (2017) | UK:U (re-rating) (1987) | UK:U (1964) (cut) | UK:A (original rating) (1938) | USA:G (PCA #3870) (original rating) | USA:G (re-issue) (1975) | West Germany:6

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Fifty ideas for the dwarfs' names and personalities were listed in the film's proposal; the list included all of the names finally included except Dopey and Doc (Dopey being the last to be developed). Some of the dwarfs were: Awful ("He steals and drinks and is very dirty"), Biggy-Wiggy or Biggo-Ego, Blabby, Deefy, Dirty, Gabby, Gaspy, Gloomy, Hoppy-Jumpy, Hotsy, Jaunty, Nifty, and Shifty. Sneezy was a last-minute replacement for Deefy. Peanuts creator Charles Schulz once wrote that he had heard that another name considered for a dwarf was "Snoopy" and that he was relieved that it had not been chosen as it would have probably prevented him from giving that name to his famous cartoon beagle.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The string changes on the apple while being poisoned. It starts out plain and dark, but turns pink with a bow on the end.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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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in 7 Into Snowy (1978)See more »
Soundtrack:
One SongSee more »

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68 out of 73 people found the following review useful.
A Movie Milestone, 14 January 2004
Author: travisimo from Pocatello, Idaho, USA

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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