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Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs (1943)

So White flees from the wicked Queenie, wins over the thugs from Murder Inc. and meets her overrated Prince Chawmin'.

Director:

Robert Clampett

Writer:

Warren Foster (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Ivie Anderson Ivie Anderson ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Mel Blanc ... Dwarfs / Worm in Apple / Honey Chile (voice) (uncredited)
Ruby Dandridge Ruby Dandridge ... Queen's Sweet Voice / Queen's Laugh (voice) (uncredited)
Vivian Dandridge Vivian Dandridge ... So White (voice) (uncredited)
Lillian Randolph ... Mammy (voice) (uncredited)
Zoot Watson Zoot Watson ... Prince Chawmin' (voice) (uncredited)
Danny Webb Danny Webb ... Queen (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Spoof of 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)' with an all-black cartoon cast. Many WWII references, including rationing (the evil Queen is a hoarder of sugar and rubber tires) and Jeep vehicles (the Sebben Dwarfs come to the rescue in three of them). Also spoofs the extreme close-up of Kane's lips uttering "Rosebud" in 'Citizen Kane (1941)'. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

So White and de Sebben Dwarfs See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Leon Schlesinger Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Murder Inc. comes, there is a listing of their fees as follows: We Rub out Anybody $1, Midgets 1/2 price, Japs Free. See more »

Quotes

Prince Chawmin': Man, what you got dat made So White think you so hot?
'Dopey' Dwarf: Well, dat is a military secret!
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Crazy Credits

A unique "That's All, Folks!" card features an animated shot of Mammy and a little girl rocking in an armchair. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Angry Video Game Nerd: R.O.B. the Robot (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Long, Long Ago
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Music by Thomas Haynes Bayley
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The Best Animation Ever Done
27 June 2001 | by Markc65See all my reviews

The War references and racial humor tend to date this cartoon a bit, but it is some of the greatest animation you'll ever see, from any studio. Rod Scribner's best work, especially the scene of Prince Chawmin' trying to revive So White. It is also side-splittingly funny to boot. A cartoon that both ridicules and celebrates 1940's black culture.


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