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Writers:
Jacob Grimm (fairy tales) &
Wilhelm Grimm (fairy tales) ...
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Release Date:
10 January 1938 (Brazil) See more »
Tagline:
Walt Disney's new characters in his first full-length production! See more »
Plot:
Snow White runs away from the castle, driven out by the Evil Queen and finds warmth in a home of seven dwarves. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 11 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
STILL The Fairest One Of All! See more (183 total) »

Cast

  (in alphabetical order) (verified as complete)
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 / Squirrel sneezes (voice) (uncredited)
Pinto Colvig ... Sleepy / Grumpy (voice) (uncredited)
Marion Darlington ... Birds (voice) (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
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)
 
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
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)
Marc Davis .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Lou Debney .... layout artist (uncredited)
Jack Dunham .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Hugh Fraser .... animator (uncredited)
Campbell Grant .... animator (uncredited)
Ollie Johnston .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Bill Keil .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Jeanne Lee Keil .... ink artist (uncredited)
John Lounsbery .... 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)
Tony Rivera .... animator (uncredited)
Louie Schmitt .... animator (uncredited)
Sandy Strother .... animator (uncredited)
David Swift .... animator (uncredited)
Riley Thomson .... animator (uncredited)
Clair Weeks .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Cornett Wood .... animator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Virginia Lockwood .... costume designer: Snow White's (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Freeman High .... music arranger (uncredited)
Freeman High .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Walt Disney .... presenter
Edmundo Santos .... (spanish version direction )
Marge Champion .... movement model: "Snow White" (uncredited)
Eddie Collins .... performance model and voice effects: "Dopey" (uncredited)
Louis Hightower .... movement model: "Prince Charming" (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
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
3 Channel Stereo (RCA Sound Recording) (5.0) (L-R)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Brazil:Livre | Canada:G | Chile:TE | Denmark:7 (DVD release) | Denmark:A (video premiere) | Denmark:7 (video re-release) | Finland:S | Germany:o.Al. | Iceland:L | New Zealand:G | Norway:A | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/4 (Qualidade) | Singapore:G | South Korea:All | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | UK:U (re-rating) (1987) | UK:U (1938) (cut) | USA:Approved (PCA #3870) (original rating) | USA:G (re-rating) (1975) | West Germany:6

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Trivia:
Marge Champion served as a movement model for Snow White; some of this animation was later reworked for Maid Marian in Disney's Robin Hood (1973) and for Duchess in Disney's The AristoCats (1970).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After Snow White discovers she is stuck to the tree she raises her arms while screaming but in the next shot one of her hands is on her skirt.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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Soundtrack:
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72 out of 80 people found the following review useful.
STILL The Fairest One Of All!, 18 July 2006
Author: phillindholm from Rohnert Park, CA

There isn't much that hasn't already been said about "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", Walt Disney's first feature length animated film. Suffice it to say that it not only fulfilled the studio's hopes beyond their wildest dreams, it made possible the Disney films that followed it. From the famous Grimm fairy tale about a beautiful princess who flees her jealous stepmother and finds refuge with seven friendly dwarfs, Walt Disney created a cinematic milestone. At the time the film was in production until the day it was released, rival producers were supposedly referring to it as "Disney's Folly".Although this myth has been recently debunked in film historian JB. Kaufman's magnificent new book (''The Fairest One Of All:The Making Of Walt Disney's Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs''Weldon Owen/Disney Press, 2012)it's true that only after it's huge success, did fellow movie makers attempt their own full-length cartoon features. Upon it's debut, at Hollywood's Carthay Circle theater, (December 21, 1937)the film was embraced both by critics and audiences, grossing many times it's then record (for an animated film) $1.5 million budget. Eight successful reissues have kept the movie in the public consciousness now for over six decades, during which time the field of animation has grown by leaps and bounds. Still. despite the cinematic advances and the passage of time, "Snow White" stands alone. While the classic story is but a framework for the film (a fact which troubled me for years), "Snow White" can be fully enjoyed for the pioneer it truly is.

Along with a splendid cast of voices headed by Adriana Caselotti (Snow White) Harry Stockwell (father of Guy and Dean, as the Prince) and Lucille La Verne (The Queen), there are songs which can truly be called timeless: "Whistle While You Work", "Heigh Ho", "Some Day My Prince Will Come", etc.). Much time and effort went toward developing the characters of the Seven Dwarfs and giving each a distinct personality (absent in the original story) which went a long way in making audiences care for Snow White's plight. Interestingly enough, although the fairy tale was toned down considerably to make it more "family friendly", the overzealous way in which the film makers transformed the Wicked Queen into a hideous hag at the climax was the subject of an incredible amount of controversy at the time. In fact, it was under a partial ban in England which made it off-limits to children under 16 years of age! Nevertheless, it was the recipient of a special Academy Award in 1938.

To go on about the impact made by the film would be redundant. It simply must be seen to be appreciated. In 2001, it was released on DVD as the first of Disney's "Platinum Editions". And many months before it was in stores, there was great speculation about the content. All the anticipation was justified when the DVD finally arrived. Critics and consumers were overwhelmed (just like the audiences back in 1937) with both the content and the painstaking restoration (beyond that done for it's 50th anniversary reissue) and made it THE DVD for the subsequent holiday season. Without going into detail, it looks as if it were made yesterday, and sounds better than a film of this vintage could ever be expected to. But the streamlining has not diminished it's charm--only accentuated it. And when you think (before you are drawn into the story, and you ARE) that "Snow White", unlike today's computer-drawn animated features was entirely done by hand, that makes it even more of a miracle.In one scene, when Snow White is scrubbing the steps of the Castle, and pours water from a bucket on them, the effect is remarkable-and that one, near the beginning, is just one small sample of the film's artistry.Back to the DVD. Instead of listing the already well publicized bonus features, let me say that this "Platinum Edition" is like a self-contained history of the film, with hours worth of delights the most astounding being a pieced-together commentary by Walt Disney himself. Out of print for years, it is well worth the effort and expense to find. And although Disney made it a point to announce that they planned to go even further with their subsequent "Platinum Editions", they have yet to top this one. And I doubt they ever will. Incidentally, this year marks the film's 75th anniversary, and I can think of no better way to celebrate this movie milestone than picking up Professor Kaufman's beautiful new books The second volume '' Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs:The Art And Creation Of Walt Disney's Classic Animated film''is also published by Weldon Owen/Disney Press.It's a very extensive and fully detailed catalog of the ''Snow White'' exhibition,(currently at the Walt Disney museum in San Francisco,California).Here, the emphasis is more on the beautiful art as well as rough sketches and background paintings. Along with it's companion book ''The Fairest One Of All'' it will educate and enchant anyone who cares about the history of Film, Disney Animation and especially ''Snow White'' They are, without a doubt,the definitive tributes to a Timeless Classic, and together, they make perfect souveniers for both the film's 75th Anniversary and and a once in a lifetime event.

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