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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

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Exiled into the dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother, a princess is rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of their household.

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Roy Atwell ... Doc (voice) (uncredited)
Stuart Buchanan ... Huntsman (voice) (uncredited)
Adriana Caselotti ... Snow White (voice) (uncredited)
Eddie Collins ... Dopey / Chipmunk and Squirrel Sneezes (voice) (uncredited)
... Sleepy / Grumpy / Dopey Blowing Bubbles (voice) (uncredited)
Marion Darlington ... Birds (voice) (uncredited)
... Sneezy (voice) (uncredited)
... Happy (voice) (uncredited)
... Queen / Witch (voice) (uncredited)
James MacDonald ... Yodeling (voice) (uncredited)
Scotty Mattraw ... Bashful (voice) (uncredited)
... Magic Mirror (voice) (uncredited)
Purv Pullen ... Birds (voice) (uncredited)
Harry Stockwell ... Prince (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

The beautiful and kindhearted princess Snow White charms every creature in the kingdom except one - her jealous stepmother, the Queen. When the Magic Mirror proclaims Snow White the fairest one of all, she must flee into the forest, where she befriends the lovable seven dwarfs - Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, and Dopey. But when the Queen tricks Snow White with an enchanted apple, only the magic of true love's kiss can save her. Written by Lesley (from the back of the Snow White DVD)

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Walt Disney's new characters in his first full-length production! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Disney [United States]

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Release Date:

4 February 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,017,914, 15 July 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$184,925,485

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$418,200,000
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Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Animator Shamus Culhane recalled drawing the Dwarfs' march home in the "Heigh Ho" scene as one of the toughest assignments of his career. Although six of the Dwarfs were marching at the same tempo, he had to give each his own body language suited to the character; and he had to map each individual walk with a blue pencil and ruler because of the unusual angles and perspectives used in the sequence. Then there was Dopey, bringing up the rear, hopping out of step with the others but who still had to be smoothly integrated into the action. Describing the sheer amount of labor this involved, Culhane said, "I worked six months on that goddamned thing, and it doesn't last a minute onscreen." See more »

Goofs

When Bashful shoves the flowers into Sneezy's face, Sneezy yells at Bashful angrily "My hay fever!" as the flowers trigger his sneezing. While people undoubtedly suffered from allergic rhinitis in Sneezy's time, it wasn't diagnosed as "hay fever" until the 19th century. 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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Crazy Credits

My sincere appreciation to the members of my staff whose loyalty and creative endeavor made possible this production - (signed) Walt Disney See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Padal proshlogodniy sneg (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

With a Smile and a Song
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Frank Churchill
Lyrics by Larry Morey
Sung by Adriana Caselotti
Played also as background music
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And then there was Disney,,,
19 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the very first animated film featured by Disney and one of the most charming. While it's a bit different from the original fairy tale, Walt Disney took this familiar classic and turned into a family film that is still talked about over 60 years later. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is such a charming film and is another example of beautiful animation and a terrific story that could charm it's way into your heart. I still enjoy watching this film to this day, who could love the seven dwarfs? They all were so funny to watch and are so memorable. They pretty much represent our moods, they're kinda like a mood ring that's put into one room, lol. But Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the perfect family film that is still holding up very well all these years.

Snow White is a lovely princess who one day is just traveling through the forest. She comes across a house where it's a total mess, she decides to clean it as a favor to those who are living there. It turns out that seven dwarfs live there and when they find her, they realize they got a good thing going here, a hot girl who'll clean for them. But not everything is happy, the evil wicked queen wants to be the fairest in the land and Snow White has just beat her by a land slide. So she disguises herself as a witch and offers Snow White an apple, she eats it, and dies. Now the queen's the hottest girl in town, but the dwarfs come up with a clever plan to get her true love, the prince, he must kill the queen and save Snow White so they could live happily ever after.

I'd say that's a nice summary, I try my best anyways. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is just one of the greatest Disney films ever made. It's such a charming film and is very much apart of our pop culture today and as far as films go, this is just a great one. I can't wait to show this to my kids one day, they'll probably laugh thinking how old this movie is that it's hand drawn, but I think that's what makes it so special. The voices, the songs, the animation, everything about Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was just beautiful. I highly recommend this, it's a great family film.

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