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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12 August 2006 | ccthemovieman-1
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| Almost 70 Years Later, This Still Holds Up Well
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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Trivia

The movie was to start with scenes involving Snow White's mother, but they had to be cut to avoid the wrath of the censor.


Quotes

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 ...


Goofs

When the birds are putting yellow flowers in the vase, right before they put the final one in that sticks up a bit in the middle, a flower that ends up right behind it appears out of nowhere.


Crazy Credits

My sincere appreciation to the members of my staff whose loyalty and creative endeavor made possible this production - (signed) Walt Disney


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.


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

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Animation | Family | Fantasy | Musical | Romance

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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