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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) is an animated family film by The Walt Disney Company in which a jealous queen tries to have her stepdaughter murdered, but instead the girl is given shelter by seven dwarfs who live deep in an American forest.
The movie was adapted by Dorothy Ann Blank, Richard Creedon, Merrill De Maris, Otto Englander, Earl Hurd, Dick Rickard, Ted Sears and Webb Smith from the fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm. The names of the dwarfs -- Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy and Sneezy --were originated for this production. The film was directed by David Hand.
Disney had to mortgage his house to pay for the film's production.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the first full-length animated feature and won an honorary Academy Award for Walt Disney "as a significant screen innovation which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field". Disney received a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones, presented by Shirley Temple.
The movie was also nominated for Best Music, Score. Well-known songs from the film include: "Heigh-ho! Heigh-ho! (It's off to work we go)", "Some Day My Prince Will Come", and "Whistle While You Work".
Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is also a book by Disney Press under the Disney Books for Young Readers brand, illustrated by Peter Emslie. Meant for babies and preschoolers, this hardcover board edition book was released November 27, 2001.
Sixteen pages long, it is 0.53" thick, and 5.99" x 6.24".