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Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs (1943)

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

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Ivie Anderson ...
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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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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dwarf | u.s. army | tire | sugar | queen | See more »


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16 January 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

So White and de sebben dwarfs  »

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Trivia

Robert Clampett wanted an all-black band to score the cartoon, much as the Fleischers had Cab Calloway score the Betty Boop cartoons they were featured in. Producer Leon Schlesinger refused to fund the endeavour, and the black band Clampett had hired, Eddie Beal and His Orchestra, only recorded the music for the final kiss sequence. The rest of the film was scored, as was standard for Warner cartoons at the time, by Carl W. Stalling. See more »

Quotes

Prince Chawmin': Man, what you got dat made So White think you so hot?
'Dopey' Dwarf: Well, dat is a military secret!
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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

Edited into Uncensored Cartoons (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Red, White and Blue
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Written by Thomas A. Beckett
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User Reviews

Black Out So White!
2 October 2003 | by (Fargo, North Dakota) – See all my reviews

It's been a dream of mine for years to see Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs, and I finally achieved that dream. A friend of mine somehow got a copy, and he burned one for me, and at the age of 18 my life is complete. No, I don't think little kids should see it, but I have to say, it lives up to every word of it's reputation. The voice acting and music are great. But what gets me the most is the sheer energy of the thing. It's just a rush for seven and a half minutes. The introductions of each new character are really great (especially Prince Chawmin's. Just exhilarating), and the dance number is spectacular as well. I'm still on a total high. Any fan of animation should see it. It's a great one.


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