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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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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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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

When Murder Inc. comes, there is a listing of their fees as follows: We Rub out Anybody $1, Midgets 1/2 price, Japs Free. See more »

Quotes

Dwarfs: Who goes there friend or foe?
So White: You're with the seven dwarfs? That's what I want to know
Dwarfs: [singing] We're in the army now!, we're not behind the plow!
'Dopey' Dwarf: [singing] It takes us cats to catch them rats, we're in the army now!
So White: [singing] Well look who's in the suits and the suits share the zoots, and wacky off the khaki now!
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A unique "That's All, Folks!" card features an animated shot of Mammy and a little girl rocking in an armchair. See more »

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Followed by Tin Pan Alley Cats (1943) See more »

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One of the all-time greats!
14 August 1999 | by (Jacksonville Beach, Florida) – See all my reviews

There's no way on Earth you'll ever see it on Cartoon Network, even though it's in their vaults. It would cause more controversy than BIRTH OF A NATION these days. But viewed with an open mind, it's one of the most hysterical cartoons ever made, by "Termite Terrace" or any other studio. It's more like a tribute to great black jazz than anything else, with perhaps the most astounding score ever recorded for a cartoon. Granted, "Prince Chawmin'" has dice for teeth, but I wouldn't say he's any more offensive than Martin Lawrence on his Fox TV series. If you can get a copy of it on videocassette (and you can, just not

readily), you'll be very gratified.


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