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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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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 (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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Trivia

There is a planned Disney sequel about Snow White's sister, Rose Red. See more »

Goofs

The Dwarfs' house has a water hand pump in the kitchen. Hand pumps were a communal device used by villagers to access water from an underground well. That the Dwarfs have a pump indicates that either the house was built over a well (unlikely as a creek runs in front of the house) or the Dwarfs have indoor plumbing (even less likely as the Dwarfs use the trough outside to wash up for dinner). We have to assume the pump was included by the animators without thinking it through as "Whistle While You Work" is set partially in the kitchen. 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

None of the actors in this film were credited. See more »

Alternate Versions

Prior to 1954, Disney's films were distributed by RKO Radio Pictures. The original opening title sequence featured the RKO logo in it. In 1955, Disney created and started using Buena Vista Pictures Distribution. Beginning with the 1958 reissue, the opening title cards were replaced, with the RKO logo removed, and the Buena Vista logo inserted. The original opening and ending titles with the RKO references were included as bonus material on the 2001 Platinum Edition DVD and 1994 special edition laser disc, but were not restored to the actual film until the 2009 Diamond Edition DVD and Blu-ray releases. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Girl, Interrupted (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

The Silly Song
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Frank Churchill
Lyrics by Larry Morey
Sung by Roy Atwell, Adriana Caselotti, Pinto Colvig, Billy Gilbert, Otis Harlan, Scotty Mattraw, and James MacDonald
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Historically Very Important
10 January 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

**** (out of 4)

The beautiful and charming Snow White comes under attack by a man who has been hired by the evil Queen to kill her. She ends up taking shelter in the forest with seven dwarfs but soon the Queen has more plans to destroy her.

There's no question that this is a legendary film and a very important one to history as it was the first feature-length film from Walt Disney Studios. The film was a tremendous hit when it was first released and it really broke new ground in regards to what people would be willing to sit through. After all, it was a mystery if people in 1937 would be willing to sit through a feature-length cartoon and whether or not they'd be able to show emotions towards animated characters.

As for the film itself, it's certainly a great one from Disney's original Golden Age. There's no question that the most impressive thing is how great the actual animation is. I've seen plenty of cartoons from this era and the quality is usually good but there's no question that the amount of detail was just taken to a new level here. Just take a look at how much detail is in the forest scenes. Look at the detail to the seven dwarfs. Look at the terrific detail in the Queen's potions.

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS features a memorable and lovable lead character, a great villain and seven great comic relief characters. I also liked the fact that the darkness of the Grimm's Fairy Tale was also left in and this certainly makes the film more adult in a way. Disney would make a major breakthrough with this film and it remains refreshing all these years later.


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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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