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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Lem Wright Lem Wright ... Additional voices (voice)
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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 and falling into a deep sleep, the magic of the prince's true love's kiss brings her back awake. Written by Lesley (from the back of the Snow White DVD)

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Some animators were opposed to the name Dopey, claiming that it was too modern a word to use in a timeless fairy tale. Walt Disney made the argument that William Shakespeare used the word in one of his plays. This managed to convince everyone, although any reference to the term "dopey" is yet to be found in any of Shakespeare's work. Although Shakespeare does use the term "foolish" in Twelfth Night, as well as "zed"; (for z, meaning dumbest of the dumb); these could have all been alternative names for Dopey since they were found in Shakespeare. "Half-wit", "Dunce" and "Jester" were all similar terms that were commonly used at the time, they could have been Dopey's name also. The original names of the Dwarfs, before Disney renamed them, were Snick, Glick, Blick, Flick, Plick, Whick and Quee. See more »

Goofs

When Snow White first enters the dwarfs' house, the animals follow her in. Near the door, there is a rabbit and another rabbit walks beside it. As the second rabbit passes the first one (behind it), it changes into a brown squirrel. 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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None of the actors in this film were credited. See more »

Alternate Versions

Non-English versions show the names on the Seven Dwarfs' beds and the Evil Queen's spell books written in the language of the country of release (i.e., German in Germany, Italian in Italy, French in France, etc.). See more »

Connections

Edited into Totally Minnie (1988) 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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Almost 70 Years Later, This Still Holds Up Well
12 August 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This was Walt Disney's first animated full-length movie. I've read where it took somewhere between two to five years to make, and the artwork still stands up to today's standards. It still looks good, especially with today's DVD technology and great-looking television sets. This film, along with Bambi, exhibit some fantastic watercolor-type artwork with the latter being ever more spectacular than this one.

The story is "cute" because of the seven dwarfs. The evil character - the queen - doesn't have that big a role so most of the time it's just a sweet, enjoyable film with nice characters. It's one of the those movies that makes you feel good as you are watching it.

To be honest, some of the scenes lag a bit and Snow White's operatic voice is a bit much for me, but those are the only complaints I could find in this classic film, one of the best ever from Disney.


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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)| Dolby Stereo (1993 restoration version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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