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Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs (1943)

So White flees from the wicked Queenie, wins over the thugs from Murder Inc. and meets her overrated Prince Chawmin'.

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Uncredited cast:
Ivie Anderson ...
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Dwarfs / Worm in Apple / Honey Chile (voice) (uncredited)
Ruby Dandridge ...
Queen's Sweet Voice / Queen's Laugh (voice) (uncredited)
Vivian Dandridge ...
So White (voice) (uncredited)
Lillian Randolph ...
Mammy (voice) (uncredited)
Zoot Watson ...
Prince Chawmin' (voice) (uncredited)
Danny Webb ...
Queen (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Spoof of 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)' with an all-black cartoon cast. Many WWII references, including rationing (the evil Queen is a hoarder of sugar and rubber tires) and Jeep vehicles (the Sebben Dwarfs come to the rescue in three of them). Also spoofs the extreme close-up of Kane's lips uttering "Rosebud" in 'Citizen Kane (1941)'. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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16 January 1943 (USA)  »

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Trivia

This was the only short for which the animators at Warner Bros. did any research. They went to African American nightclubs to learn the slang. See more »

Quotes

Mammy: [injects poison into the apple] This will make So White weak in the knees!
Worm: [coughing] Man that stuff smells like limburger cheese!
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Crazy Credits

A unique "That's All, Folks!" card features an animated shot of Mammy and a little girl rocking in an armchair. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Angry Video Game Nerd: R.O.B. the Robot (2011) See more »

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Long, Long Ago
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Music by Thomas Haynes Bayley
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The Best Animation Ever Done
27 June 2001 | by (Burbank, CA) – See all my reviews

The War references and racial humor tend to date this cartoon a bit, but it is some of the greatest animation you'll ever see, from any studio. Rod Scribner's best work, especially the scene of Prince Chawmin' trying to revive So White. It is also side-splittingly funny to boot. A cartoon that both ridicules and celebrates 1940's black culture.


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