Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937 film)

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 animated film that was the first full length cartoon ever made. It is about Snow White who, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen feeds her a poison apple, but The Prince awakens her with a kiss.

Directed by David Hand. Adapted from the fairytale by the Brothers Grimm.
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Snow White[edit]

  • Oh, what adorable little beds! And look, they have their names carved on them. Doc, Happy, Sneezy, Dopey– [laughs] What funny names for children! ...Grumpy, Bashful and Sleepy. I'm a little sleepy myself. [she yawns and lies across three of the beds]

Queen/Wicked Witch[edit]

  • Now, a formula to transform my beauty into ugliness, change my queenly raiment to a peddler's cloak. [finds the 'Peddler's Disguise Formula' in her book] Mummy dust to make me old. To shroud my clothes, the black of night. To age my voice, an old hag's cackle. To whiten my hair, a scream of fright. A blast of wind, to fan my hate! A thunderbolt, to mix it well. Now, begin thy magic spell.
  • When she breaks the tender peel, to taste the apple in my hand, her breath will still, her blood congeal. Then I'll be fairest in the land! [cackles, then pauses] But wait! There may be an antidote. Nothing must be overlooked. [looks through her book] Ah! Here it is! [reads antidote aloud] "The Victim of the Sleeping Death can be revived only by Love's First Kiss." [to herself] "Love's First Kiss." [slams the book shut] Bah! No fear of that. The dwarfs will think she's dead. She'll be buried alive!

The Dwarfs[edit]

  • Heigh ho, heigh ho,
    It's home from/off to work we go!

Dialogue[edit]

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!

Queen: [to her huntsman] Take her far into the forest. Find some secluded glade where she can pick wildflowers.
Huntsman: Yes, Your Majesty.
Queen: And there, my faithful huntsman, you will kill her!
Huntsman: [shocked] But Your Majesty! The little princess!...
Queen: Silence! You know the penalty if you fail.
Huntsman: [resigned] Yes, your Majesty.
Queen: But to make doubly sure you do not fail... [holds up a box] bring back her heart in this.

[The dwarves are examining their newly cleaned kitchen.]
Sneezy: Hey, someone stole our dishes!
Happy: They ain't stole. They're hid in the cupboard.
Bashful: My cup's been washed. Sugar's gone.
Happy: [sees a pot cooking over the fireplace] Something's cooking. [sniffs] Smells good.
[He and Dopey walk towards it; Grumpy jumps in front of them.]
Grumpy: Don't touch it, you fools! Might be poison. [the pot hisses; they jump back] See? It's witch's brew.

Queen: Magic Mirror on the wall, who now is the fairest one of all?
Magic Mirror: Over the seven jewelled hills, beyond the seventh fall, in the cottage of the seven dwarfs, dwells Snow White, fairest one of all.
Queen: Snow White lies dead in the forest. The huntsman has brought me proof. [holds up the opened box] Behold her heart.
Magic Mirror: Snow White still lives, the fairest in the land. 'Tis the heart of a pig you hold in your hand.
Queen: [repulsed] The heart of a pig! Then I've been tricked!

Snow White: [telling the dwarves a story] Once there was a princess.
Doc: Was the princess you?
Snow White: And she fell in love.
Sneezy: Was it hard to do?
Snow White: Oh, it was very easy. Anyone could see that the Prince was charming. The only one for me.
Doc: Was he, um, strong and handsome?
Sneezy: And was he big and tall?
Snow White: [dreamily] There's nobody like him anywhere at all.
Bashful: Did he say he loved ya?
Happy: Did he steal a kiss?
Snow White: [singing] He was so romantic. I could not resist.

Taglines[edit]

  • The Happiest, Dopiest, Grumpiest, Sneeziest movie of the year.
  • The Best Loved Musical Of All Time
  • The Show Sensation Of The Generation!
  • Walt Disney's First Full Length Feature Production
  • Behold - The Miracle Of The Movies! - Coming To Amaze You, Charm You, Thrill You!
  • The One That Started It All

Cast[edit]

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