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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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Jacob Grimm (fairy tales) (as Grimm), Wilhelm Grimm (fairy tales) (as Grimm) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Roy Atwell Roy Atwell ... Doc (voice) (uncredited)
Stuart Buchanan Stuart Buchanan ... Huntsman (voice) (uncredited)
Adriana Caselotti Adriana Caselotti ... Snow White (voice) (uncredited)
Eddie Collins Eddie Collins ... Dopey / Chipmunk and Squirrel Sneezes (voice) (uncredited)
Pinto Colvig ... Sleepy / Grumpy / Dopey Blowing Bubbles (voice) (uncredited)
Marion Darlington Marion Darlington ... Birds (voice) (uncredited)
Billy Gilbert ... Sneezy (voice) (uncredited)
Otis Harlan ... Happy (voice) (uncredited)
Lucille La Verne ... Queen / Witch (voice) (uncredited)
James MacDonald James MacDonald ... Yodeling (voice) (uncredited)
Scotty Mattraw Scotty Mattraw ... Bashful (voice) (uncredited)
Moroni Olsen ... Magic Mirror (voice) (uncredited)
Purv Pullen Purv Pullen ... Birds (voice) (uncredited)
Harry Stockwell 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 first full length feature production. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Disney [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs See more »

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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)| Mono (RCA Sound Recording)| Mono (MovieTone)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Queen Grimhildre wears a purple gown and black cloak in her regular form. Following her transformation, she starts using a black robe instead. See more »

Goofs

The jewels that the dwarfs mine are diamonds, rubies and other stones not found together. Also the jewels are already faceted and polished. 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

Unusual for a film of this era, the words "THE END" never appear on screen. See more »

Alternate Versions

Many countries deemed the film too terrifying, so foreign prints were edited. On initial release, England banned the film from unaccompanied children under 16, while in Sweden, an unedited version of the film was not released until 1992, at which point it was okayed for children under seven years with a parent. In that country, it had been edited by eight minutes in the 1960s and four minutes in the 1980s, trimming Snow White's flight through the forest, the Queen transforming into the Witch, and the Seven Dwarfs chasing the Witch up the mountain. See more »


Soundtracks

Some Day My Prince Will Come
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Frank Churchill
Lyrics by Larry Morey
Sung and reprised by Adriana Caselotti
Sung by an offscreen chorus at the end
Played often as background music
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The Queen Rules
12 December 2002 | by laffinsalSee all my reviews

Quite simply, this one reigns supreme. Although much of the praise this film receives, may be due to the fact that it was it's creator's first attempt at an animated feature, I think it's obvious merits and artistic triumphs are enough to maintain it's place at the top.

First, there is the artwork, which is stunning. The color isn't at it's most vibrant, such as with, say, "Cinderella" (1950), but it is suitable and lovely all the same. A virtual watercolor painting come to life. The details in the animation never fail to amaze. Just look at the raindrops in the chase sequence towards the end. Look how they hit the rocks, and slip away. Such attention to detail was rarely matched in an animated feature, except maybe, in "Pinocchio" (1940).

The characters are of various degrees of interest, with Snow White, probably the least of these. The dwarfs are all charming, and it is they who carry the film during their screentime with the princess. However, one should not deny, that the true star of this film, is the evil queen. Both in her presence of glamour, and in her transformation as an old crone, she is fascinating to watch. I don't believe another Disney villian has ever been both frightening and enchanting, like she has.

Lastly, the music in this film is truly memorable. The "Heigh Ho" sequence is visually impressive, and the dwarfs song as they bathe is a great comedy bit. Not to mention Snow White's anthem "Someday My Prince Will Come"; another gem in the Disney library.

All in all, a tremendous production. Beautiful, thrilling, and memorable.


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