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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 »
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(452 articles)
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Still one of the all-time great animated classics... 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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Language:
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:
The British Board of Film Censors (now, the British Board of Film Classification) gave the film an A-certificate upon its original release. This resulted in a nationwide controversy as to whether the enchanted forest and the witch were too frightening for younger audiences. Nevertheless, most local authorities simply overrode the censor's decision and gave the film a U-certificate.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the last scene, the Prince shimmies. The cels weren't lined up correctly when the scene was shot, and his body shakes. Walt Disney was horrified when he saw the mistake in the color dailies, and wanted it corrected. No money was available to make the correction because the film was already far over budget, so Walt's brother and business partner, Roy O. Disney, declared, "Let the Prince shimmy!" and so he did - until 1993, when the mistake was corrected during Disney's digital restoration of the film.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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35 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Still one of the all-time great animated classics..., 14 July 2001
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

My mother kept an old clipping for years describing SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS when it opened at Radio City Music Hall and received a rave review from newspaper columnist Westbrook Pegler.

He usually wrote about politics but on this occasion he took time to devote an entire review to Disney's new film. He called it a "masterpiece" and said that when the projectionist slipped those reels of film on the projector, the audience at the Music Hall witnessed one of the greatest motion pictures ever made.

Coming from him, that was high praise indeed. And seeing the film now, restored for its video bow, we can appreciate his words. There are faults, to be sure, but basically it has to be admired for the innovative techniques it used in the art of animation. There are memorable sequences thanks to daring use of the multiplane camera: Snow White's flight through the woods, the Queen and her Magic Mirror, the Queen in the thunderous transformation scene as the camera seems to whirl around her, the Dwarfs in the mine and their march over the bridge as they sing "Heigh-Ho", the dwarfs chasing the witch in the thunderstorm. Even the rippling effects of the water in the wishing well scene.

And, of course, there are the genuinely comic moments that made even the great Charlie Chaplin applaud in admiration. Dopey's antics are always a delight, as are Doc's and Grumpy's. All of the dwarfs are given inventive and funny things to do.

The music is a standout: Someday My Prince Will Come, Heigh-Ho, I'm Wishing, The Yodel Song, etc. The young in heart will always love this classic. It belongs in the top tier of Disney's crown jewels, along with Pinocchio, Bambi, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella.

Summing up: an inspired work of art on every level that will remain a timeless classic.

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