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.

SYNOPSIS

Disney's first full-length animated masterpiece is perhaps the "fairest of them all" in the history of animation. Walt Disney took a big risk making this adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale (it took two years and cost $1.5 million). While many scoffed at the idea, Disney had the last laugh as generations have been delighted by this tale of pure and simple love. Because a jealous queen wants her dead, Snow White flees into the forest where she's taken in by seven little diamond-mine workers. A poisonous apple sent by the queen puts her soundly to sleep until her Prince Charming rouses her with a kiss. The animators modeled their work on live actors (Margary Belcher as Snow White, Louis Hightower as the Prince, and La Verne as the evil Queen). Great music and spectacular images make classic family entertainment. And who can't sing along with "Heigh Ho," "Whistle While You Work," and "Someday My Prince Will Come."

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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

Snow White: I'm awfully sorry. I didn't mean to frighten you. But you don't know what I've been through. And all because I was afraid. I'm so ashamed of the fuss I made.


[Snow White has been seated upon a white horse by the Prince, and as the Dwarfs crowd around, he lifts each of them up so that she may kiss them farewell on the forehead]
[Bashful is lifted up]
Snow White: Good-bye.
[she kisses Bashful, and his blush turns his face red]
Snow White: [Grumpy is hoisted up, grinning]
Snow White: Good-bye, Grumpy.
[as he is lowered down, he blows her a kiss back]
Snow White: Good-bye.
[more of the Dwarfs are lifted up, and she kisses them one by one]
Snow White: [Dopey is the last one lifted up, and before she kisses him, he wipes his mouth]
Snow White: Oh, Dopey.
[she takes him by the ears, and kisses him on the top of his head]
Snow White: [as the Prince leads the horse off, Snow White blows the Dwarfs and animals one last kiss]
Snow White: Good-bye!
[the Prince and Snow White go to the edge of a cliff, and look out into the sky, where the setting sun transforms the clouds into a beautiful castle]
Chorus: Some day when spring is here / We'll find our love anew / And the birds will sing / And wedding bells will ring / Some day when my dreams / Come true.
[the story book from the beginning of the film reappears, with the words "... and they lived happily ever after." printed in it. The book slowly closes, as the Chorus sings and wedding bells toll]


Queen: [Passes the skeleton of a prisoner reaching for a pitcher] Thirsty? Have a drink!
[Kicks the pitcher; the skeleton crumbles and a spider skitters out]


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Facts about

The first animated feature to be selected for the National Film Registry.
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.
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.
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Released 1937
Inducted 1989
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