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Once her magic mirror says that Snow White is the "fairest" instead of her, she immediately enlists Humbert the huntsman to kill her in the woods. After she discovers that Snow White did not die, she disguises herself as an old hag and uses a poisoned apple to remove Snow White from her path without killing her. Harry Stockwell as The Prince.
He first sees Snow White singing at her wishing well. The prince immediately falls in love with her and her voice. He later reappears to revive her. Roy Atwell as Doc: The leader of the seven dwarfs, Doc wears glasses and often mixes up his words. Pinto Colvig as Grumpy and Sleepy in a dual role: Grumpy initially disapproves of Snow White's presence in the dwarfs' home, but later warns her of the threat posed by the Queen and rushes to her aid upon realizing that she is in danger, leading the charge himself.
He has the biggest nose of the dwarfs and is frequently seen with one eye shut.
Sleepy is always tired and appears laconic in most situations. Sterling Hollowaywho would later voice many other characters for future Disney films was originally considered to voice Sleepy by Walt Disney. Otis Harlan as Happy: Happy is the joyous dwarf and is usually portrayed laughing. Scotty Mattraw as Bashful: Bashful is the shyest of the dwarfs, and is often embarrassed by the presence of any attention directed at him.
Billy Gilbert as Sneezy: Eddie Collins as Dopey vocal effects and live-action reference only: He is mute, with Happy explaining that he has simply "never tried" to speak. In the movie's trailer, Walt Disney describes Dopey as "nice, but sort of silly". Mel Blanc was considered to voice Dopey by Walt Disney. The Slave of the Magic Mirror appears as a green mask in clouds of smoke.
The Queen regularly asks him who is "the fairest" in the land. Stuart Buchanan as The Huntsman: Despite his status as the Queen's assassin, the Huntsman cannot bear to kill Snow White, even when the Queen orders him to take the princess's heart.
Production Play media Film trailer, featuring reviews, cels from the production, and introducing the characters by their personality. Both his brother and business partner Roy Disney and his wife Lillian attempted to talk him out of it,  and the Hollywood movie industry referred to the film derisively as "Disney's Folly" while it was in production.
As Disney had stated at the very beginning of the project, the main attraction of the story for him was the Seven Dwarfs, and their possibilities for "screwiness" and "gags"; the three story meetings held in October and attended by Disney, Creedon, Larry Morey, Albert Hurter, Ted Sears and Pinto Colvig were dominated by such subjects. At this point, Disney felt that the story should begin with Snow White's discovery of the Cottage of the Seven Dwarfs. The leader of the dwarfs, required to be pompous, self-important and bumbling, was named Doc; others were named for their distinguishing character traits.
At the end of the October story meetings, however, only Doc, Grumpy, Bashful, Sleepy and Happy of the final seven were named; at this point, Sneezy and Dopey were replaced by 'Jumpy' and an unnamed seventh dwarf.
After persuading Snow White to use the comb, the disguised Queen would have escaped alive, but the dwarfs would have arrived in time to remove it. After the failure of the comb, the Queen was to have the Prince captured and taken to her dungeon, where she would have come to him story sketches show this event both with the Queen and the Witch and used magic to bring the dungeon's skeletons to life, making them dance for him and identifying one skeleton as "Prince Oswald", an example of the more humorous atmosphere of this original story treatment.
With the Prince refusing to marry her, the Queen leaves him to his death one sketch shows the Prince trapped in a subterranean chamber filling with water  as she makes her way to the dwarfs' cottage with the poisoned apple.
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The forest animals were to help the Prince escape the Queen's minions and find his horse. The Prince was to ride to the cottage to save Snow White but took the wrong road despite warnings from the forest animals and his horse, whom he, unlike Snow White, could not understand. He, therefore, would not have arrived in time to save her from the Queen but would have been able to save her with love's first kiss.
This plot was not used in the final film, though many sketches of the scene in the dungeon were made by Ferdinand Hovarth. Other examples of the more comical nature of the story at this point include suggestions for a "fat, batty, cartoon type, self-satisfied" Queen.
Walt Disney encouraged all staff at the studio to contribute to the story, offering five dollars for every 'gag'; such gags included the dwarfs' noses popping over the foot of the bed when they first meet Snow White.
The names and personalities of the dwarfs, however, were still "open to change". A meeting of November 16 resulted in another outline entitled 'Dwarfs Discover Snowwhite', which introduced the character of Dopey,  who would ultimately prove to be the most successful and popular of the dwarf characterisations. Disney did not focus on the project again until the autumn of It is thought that he may have doubted his, and his studio's ability, and that his trip to Europe that summer restored his confidence.
At this point, Disney and his writers focused on the scenes in which Snow White and the dwarfs are introduced to the audience and each other. He laid out the likely assignments for everyone working on the film in a memorandum of November 25,and had decided on the personalities of the individual dwarfs.
However, at a certain point, it was decided that the main thrust of the story was provided by the relationship between the Queen and Snow White. The first, which was animated in its entirety before being cut, showed Doc and Grumpy arguing about whether Snow White should stay with them.
Another, also completely animated, would have shown the dwarfs eating soup noisily and messily; Snow White unsuccessfully attempts to teach them how to eat 'like gentlemen'. A partially animated sequence involved the dwarfs holding a "lodge meeting" in which they try to think of a gift for Snow White; this was to be followed by the elaborate 'bed building sequence', in which the dwarfs and the forest animals construct and carve a bed for the princess.
This also was cut, as it was thought to slow down the movement of the story. The primary authority on the design of the film was concept artist Albert Hurter. All designs used in the film, from characters' appearances to the look of the rocks in the background, had to meet Hurter's approval before being finalized.
Hovarth developed a number of dark concepts for the film, although many other designs he developed were ultimately rejected by the Disney team as less easily translated into animation than Hurter's. In the Descendants novel The Isle of the Lost, Doc is shown to be sympathetic towards the Goblins that operate on the Isle of the Lost's Goblin Wharf where they want amnesty for their involvement with Maleficent. Snow White visited their house instead of the Seven Dwarfs by mistake and was able to see the difference.
In their place is the Seven Dwarfelles who have received a power based on nature to help out their boss Mother Nature. The Dwarfelles consisted of: Muddy voiced by Carol Channing — A Dwarfelle who has power over the earth, and as such performs such tricks as causing minor tremors and such. She feels most comfortable playing in the mud. Sunburn voiced by Sally Kellerman — A Dwarfelle who has power over sunlight, and is able to focus sun rays in any area and to whatever extremity she so wishes.
She uses her power in the film to clear away clouds and summon down a beam of light to illuminate a dark cave. Blossom voiced by Zsa Zsa Gabor — A Dwarfelle who has power over plants and flowers, and is seen throughout the animation zapping the ground and having flowers spring up. It becomes apparent that her flora powers are less effective if the area is less natural or adaptable, as in the Realm of Doom.
Blossom is very reminiscent of her voice actress with Gabor's mannerisms, penchant for the beautiful and fashionable, and even her signature accent.
Marina voiced by Linda Gary — A Dwarfelle who has power over all lakes and rivers, but the only example of her powers in the film is being able to breathe underwater.
Marina carries herself as a gentlewoman and has a British accent. She is able to communicate with all animals, regardless of their creators, but does not have control over animals who are not Mother Nature's work like Lord Maliss' one-horned wolves.
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Although the other Dwarfelles are human in appearance, Critterina looks anthropomorphic. She aptly has a cowgirl mentality and a Texan accent. Moonbeam voiced by Tracey Ullman — A Dwarfelle is never seen using her powers, but has the distinct characteristic of being in a deep slumber and sleepwalking in the day, and only awaking at night. Thunderella voiced by Tracey Ullman — The seventh and youngest Dwarfelle, and is considered the 'black sheep' of the seven because of her inability to control her powers.
She has power over weather, and always seems to mess her attempts at creating storms. She ends up saving the day by hitting Lord Maliss with a bolt of lightning she creates from her fingertip. Fairy Tales for Every Childthe show's adaption of "Snow White" that takes place in the American southwest depicts the Seven Dwarves as seven mystical little men who came from the north to mine turquoise.
Bright Silver voiced by Pato Hoffmann — The leader of the seven little men. Hard Jade voiced by Tim Sampson — The strongest little man. Sharp Flint voiced by Michael Horse — Named for his sharp tongue. Heavy Metal voiced by Sonny Skyhawk — The hungriest little man. Shrek[ edit ] The Seven Dwarfs appear in the Shrek series.
When they place the coffin on the table, Shrek says "Oh no! Dead broad off the table! The bed's already been taken. They are seen again at the start of Shrek 2giving Shrek a ring engraved with "I love you" in flaming letters for Fiona in an allusion to the One Ring from The Lord of the Rings. In Shrek the Thirdone of them is given to Fiona as a wedding present as a babysitter from Snow White who says she has six more at home.
Mirror Mirror[ edit ] In Mirror Mirrorthe Seven Dwarfs work as Highwaymen and rob from anyone that comes down their way by wearing boots with retractable stilts that make them look taller.
The Seven Dwarfs consist of: He is named after the Brothers Grimm. Butcher played by Martin Klebba — A Dwarf that used to work as a butcher. Wolf played by Sebastian Saraceno — A Dwarf in a wolf cape. Grub played by Joe Gnoffo — A Dwarf who is always eating. Princesses[ edit ] In the Princesses series by Jim C.
Hinesthe dwarfs are actually anthropomorphic elemental personifications, summoned by Snow to aid her based on a spell from one of her mother's books. The seven dwarfs represent Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Light, Shadow, and Magic, although the 'Magic' dwarf is essentially a spirit that just inhabits Snow and enhances her power rather than appearing on its own, with the others appearing in some form to represent their element.
Although powerful fighters that will serve Snow loyally, the consequences of summoning them is that Snow must 'pay' the spirits with seven years of her life, with the result that she appears to be in her mid-thirties when she is really only in her early twenties. As a result, she has only summoned the dwarves twice, initially calling on their aid to help her defeat her mother before the series began, and summoning them again to help her and her allies defeat her mother's spirit in the first book in the series she contemplated summoning them against to deal with the ruthless Wild Hunt in Red Riding's Revenge, but was advised against it as the spiritual nature of the hunt meant that nobody could be sure if the dwarves could do anything against them.
The Seven Dwarfs are: His name is the name of the first letter "B" in the Ogham alphabet. Muir played by Bob Hoskins — The blind elder dwarf who possesses the powers of premonition and is the father of Quert. His name echoes muin, the name of "M" in the Ogham alphabet. Quert played by Johnny Harris — The son of Muir. His name echoes ceirt, the name of "Q" in the Ogham alphabet.
Coll played by Toby Jones — The brother of Duir. His name is the name of "C" in the Ogham alphabet. Duir played by Eddie Marsan — The brother of Coll. His name is the name of "D" in the Ogham alphabet. Gort played by Ray Winstone — An ill-tempered dwarf. His name is the name of "G" in the Ogham alphabet. Nion played by Nick Frost — Beith's right-hand dwarf. His name is the name of "N" in the Ogham alphabet sometimes given as nuin. He is killed during an attack by Queen Ravenna's men where he sacrifices his life to protect Snow White.
The Dwarfs were played by actors without dwarfism who had their faces digitally transmuted onto small bodies, prompting a protest from the Little People of America. Grumpy played by Lee Arenberg is one of eight Dwarf brothers who hatched from their eggs at the same time.
Like all dwarfs, he is immediately sent to work in the mines and is given an ax, which names him Dreamy. Because his egg was accidentally sprinkled with fairy dust by the fairy Nova, he dreams about her and falls in love with her.
Later, he meets her and the pair make plans to buy a boat and see the world. However, the Blue Fairy tells him that if he and Nova run away together, she will lose her wings and she will never be truly happy.