G | | Animation, Family, Fantasy
Exiled into the dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother, a princess is rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of their household.
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.
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. ...
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.
My sincere appreciation to the members of my staff whose loyalty and creative endeavor made possible this production - (signed) Walt Disney
It has a complicated censorship history in the UK and was once censored. In 1938, it was passed A uncut, meaning it was restricted to viewers aged 16 and over unless accompanied by an adult. In 1953, RKO resubmitted the film in the hope of lowering the original decision to a U for a 1954 re-release. The BBFC refused to do so unless the following cuts were made:
$7,514,749 (USA) (17 July 1987)