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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) is an animated family film in which a jealous queen tries to have her stepdaughter murdered, but instead the girl is given shelter by seven dwarfs who live deep in the forest.

The movie was adapted by Dorothy Ann Blank[?], Richard Creedon[?], Merrill De Maris[?], Otto Englander[?], Earl Hurd[?], Dick Rickard[?], Ted Sears[?] and Webb Smith[?] from the fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm. The names of the dwarfs -- Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy and Sneezy -- were originated for this production. The film was directed by David Hand[?].

Voices include: Adriana Caselotti[?] (Snow White), Harry Stockwell[?] (Prince), Lucille La Verne[?], (The Queen/Witch), Moroni Olsen[?], (Magic Mirror), Billy Gilbert[?] (Sneezy), Pinto Colvig[?] (Sleepy/Grumpy), Otis Harlan[?] (Happy), Scotty Mattraw[?] (Bashful), Roy Atwell[?] (Doc) and Stuart Buchanan[?] (Humbert, The Queen's Huntsman).

Disney had to mortgage his house to pay for the film's production.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the first full-length animated feature and won an honorary Academy Award for Walt Disney "as a significant screen innovation which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field". Disney received a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones, presented by Shirley Temple.

The movie was also nominated for Best Music, Score. Well-known songs from the film include: "Heigh-ho! Heigh-ho! (It's off to work we go)", "Some Day My Prince Will Come", and "Whistle While You Work".

The film has since been deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Note that at the time of the film's release, the plural of dwarf was dwarfs. See English plural for a discussion of the rise in popularity of the plural dwarves.

See also Snow-White.



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