Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

(1937)

83min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Disney's first animated feature pushed the art form in thrilling new directions, completely redrawing a much-loved fairy tale of bad stepmothers, forest glades and handsome princes that previously existed only on the printed page. (Indeed it opens with a storybook, a respectful nod that has been oft-repeated.) In places, it's cuter than the Brothers Grimm template - the adorable dwarfs with their pratfalls - but scenes with the Wicked Queen and the poisoned apple achieve a high new level of terror. Its ability to invoke German expressionism on the one hand while keeping the gallery entertained with Dopey's antics and Whistle While You Work on the other is why this classic has enduring appeal for all ages.

Summary

Disney animated version of the Brothers Grimm story about a princess driven from her home into a sinister forest by her evil stepmother. She is taken in by a group of kindly dwarf miners, but her happiness is threatened when her stepmother returns bearing a poisoned apple. The first ever feature length animated movie, with the voices of Adriana Caselotti and Lucille La Verne.

Cast & Crew

Snow White Adriana Caselotti
Prince Charming Harry Stockwell
The queen / The witch Lucille La Verne
Magic Mirror Moroni Olsen
Sneezy Billy Gilbert
Sleepy / Grumpy Pinto Colvig
Happy Otis Harlan
Bashful Scotty Mattraw
Doc Roy Atwell
Humbert, the queen's huntsman Stuart Buchanan
Supervising Director David Hand
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: The Walt Disney Company LtdAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama Children's