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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Fantasy | 4 February 1938 (USA)
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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.

Writers:

Jacob Grimm (fairy tales) (as Grimm), Wilhelm Grimm (fairy tales) (as Grimm) | 8 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... Dopey / Chipmunk and Squirrel Sneezes (voice) (uncredited)
Pinto Colvig ... Sleepy / Grumpy / Dopey (hiccups) (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 ... Prince (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Thompson ... Crow / Birds / Witch's Screams (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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The happiest, dopiest, grumpiest, sneeziest movie of the year. See more »


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Trivia

Made four times as much money as any other film in 1938. See more »

Goofs

During the washing song, six of the dwarfs circle around Grumpy before they ambush him. But when the dwarfs disperse to carry Grumpy, Dopey has disappeared. 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

The Special Edition DVD includes five deleted scenes:
  • An argument between Grumpy and Doc over whether Snow White goes or stays.
  • A song ("Music in Your Soup") in which the Dwarfs sing about the soup Snow White just made, she shows them how to eat properly, and Dopey swallows his spoon, which the other Dwarfs manage to kick out of him, along with the bar of soap he had also inadvertently ingested from the scene where the Dwarfs wash their hands.
  • The Dwarfs discuss what to make as a present for Snow White (Happy proposes a crown with precious jewels, Bashful suggests a golden harp with angels on it, Doc proposes a coach with six white horses, and Grumpy suggests a mop), until Sneezy declares making a bed, then they agree unanimously.
  • The Dwarfs make the bed for Snow White.
  • The witch brewing the cauldron for the poison apple.
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Connections

Referenced in Pac-Man: Pacula/Trick-or-Chomp (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Whistle While You Work
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Frank Churchill
Lyrics by Larry Morey
Sung by Adriana Caselotti and Marion Darlington
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Still one of the all-time great animated classics...
14 July 2001 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

My mother kept an old clipping for years describing SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS when it opened at Radio City Music Hall and received a rave review from newspaper columnist Westbrook Pegler.

He usually wrote about politics but on this occasion he took time to devote an entire review to Disney's new film. He called it a "masterpiece" and said that when the projectionist slipped those reels of film on the projector, the audience at the Music Hall witnessed one of the greatest motion pictures ever made.

Coming from him, that was high praise indeed. And seeing the film now, restored for its video bow, we can appreciate his words. There are faults, to be sure, but basically it has to be admired for the innovative techniques it used in the art of animation. There are memorable sequences thanks to daring use of the multiplane camera: Snow White's flight through the woods, the Queen and her Magic Mirror, the Queen in the thunderous transformation scene as the camera seems to whirl around her, the Dwarfs in the mine and their march over the bridge as they sing "Heigh-Ho", the dwarfs chasing the witch in the thunderstorm. Even the rippling effects of the water in the wishing well scene.

And, of course, there are the genuinely comic moments that made even the great Charlie Chaplin applaud in admiration. Dopey's antics are always a delight, as are Doc's and Grumpy's. All of the dwarfs are given inventive and funny things to do.

The music is a standout: Someday My Prince Will Come, Heigh-Ho, I'm Wishing, The Yodel Song, etc. The young in heart will always love this classic. It belongs in the top tier of Disney's crown jewels, along with Pinocchio, Bambi, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella.

Summing up: an inspired work of art on every level that will remain a timeless classic.


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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:

$1,499,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,017,914, 17 July 1983

Gross USA:

$184,925,486

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$184,925,486
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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