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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Overview:

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) was a Animation - Family Film directed by Ben Sharpsteen and William Cottrell and produced by Walt Disney.

The film was based on the books Snow White from (Kinder - und Hausm?rchen) written by The Brothers Grimm published in 1857.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1989.

Academy Awards 1938 --- Ceremony Number 11 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringWalt Disney Studio Music Department, Leigh Harline, head of department (Score by Frank Churchill, LNominated
Special AwardTo Walt Disney for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, recognized as a significant screen innovation which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field for the motion picture cartoon.Won
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Quotes from

Magic Mirror: Prepare to be amazed beyond all expectations. After all it is what I do.


Sleepy: Maybe the Old Queen has got Snow White.


Happy: I'd like to dance and tap my feet / But they won't keep in rhythm. / You see, I washed 'em both today / And I can't do nothin' with 'em.


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Scenes planned, but never fully animated:
  • The queen holds the prince in the dungeon and uses her magic to make skeletons dance for his amusement.
  • Fantasy sequence accompanying "Some Day My Prince Will Come" in which Snow White imagines herself dancing with her prince in the clouds beneath a sea of stars
  • Dwarfs building Snow White a bed with help from woodland creatures.
  • The song "Music in Your Soup" where the dwarfs sing about the soup that Snow White had just made them.
  • A musical number, "You're Never Too Old to Be Young", featuring the dwarfs. It was pre-recorded, but never animated.

Was the first of many Disney films to have its premiere engagement at New York City's Radio City Music Hall. At the end of the film's initial engagement there, all the velvet seat upholstery had to be replaced. It seems that young children were so frightened by the sequence of Snow White lost in the forest that they wet their pants, and consequently the seats, at each and every showing of the film.
Because Walt Disney Pictures did not have its own music publishing company when the earlier animated films were produced, all the rights to publish the music and songs from this film are actually still controlled by the Bourne Co. In later years, the Studio was able to acquire back the rights to the music from all of the other films, except this one. Prior to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, a movie soundtrack recording was unheard of and with little value to a movie studio.
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Released 1937
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