History Disney / SnowWhiteAndtheSevenDwarfs

17th May '17 6:14:48 AM annette12
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* {{Flat Character}}s:
** The Prince. Being the first Franchise/DisneyPrincess movie, the characters were [[ArchetypalCharacter basic archetypes]] that would become [[CharacterDevelopment more fleshed out]] decades down the line. There was also a degree of {{enforce|dTrope}}ment at play, as the animators found drawing realistic male characters quite difficult, causing them to cut down his role. Disney/{{Cinderella}}'s prince suffered from this as well; it wouldn't be until ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' that the prince would have a large role in his film.
** Snow White herself is also rather flat. She's a sweet girl, and you don't want to see anything bad happen to her. But her role of running away screaming and/or cleaning is a complete inverse of the TheMainCharactersDoEverything trope. In many respects, ''[[LowerDeckEpisode it's the dwarfs who get things done]]''.

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* {{Flat Character}}s:
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FlatCharacter: The Prince. Being the first Franchise/DisneyPrincess movie, the characters were [[ArchetypalCharacter basic archetypes]] that would become [[CharacterDevelopment more fleshed out]] decades down the line. There was also a degree of {{enforce|dTrope}}ment at play, as the animators found drawing realistic male characters quite difficult, causing them to cut down his role. Disney/{{Cinderella}}'s prince suffered from this as well; it wouldn't be until ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' that the prince would have a large role in his film.
** Snow White herself is also rather flat. She's a sweet girl, and you don't want to see anything bad happen to her. But her role of running away screaming and/or cleaning is a complete inverse of the TheMainCharactersDoEverything trope. In many respects, ''[[LowerDeckEpisode it's the dwarfs who get things done]]''.
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16th May '17 3:21:32 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* AntiSneezeFinger: The dwarfs do this to Sneezy.

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* AntiSneezeFinger: The dwarfs do this to Sneezy. Sneezy himself provides the page image.



* AttackAttackRetreatRetreat: The Dwarfs angrily chase the Queen to the top of a cliff during the climax. The Queen then turns the tables and starts to dislodge a giant boulder, forcing them to evade.

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* AttackAttackRetreatRetreat: The Dwarfs angrily chase the Queen to the top of a cliff during the climax. The Queen then turns the tables and starts to dislodge a giant boulder, forcing them to evade.evade, until the storm takes care of her a few seconds later.



** The vultures that followed the Queen. They were initially presented as a sign that she's ObviouslyEvil. In the end, it turns out that they [[spoiler:were just looking for a meal]].

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** The vultures that followed the Queen. They were initially presented as a sign that she's ObviouslyEvil.ObviouslyEvil, and Snow White's animal friends take it as such. In the end, it turns out that they [[spoiler:were just looking for a meal]].



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Regarding the StorybookOpening, which shows the book closing to the back cover at the end. Later instances of this would have the book close back to its front cover instead.



* ExtremeOmnivore: Dopey manages to swallow both a bar of soap and a spoon (in a deleted scene) with one gulp each. Granted, both times were by accident, and eating this kind of stuff often gives him the hiccups.

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* ExtremeOmnivore: Dopey manages to swallow both a bar of soap and a spoon (in a deleted scene) with one gulp each. Granted, both times were by accident, and eating this kind of stuff often gives him the hiccups. The aforementioned deleted scene also has Dopey eventually regurgitating both of these.



** The Prince. Being the first Franchise/DisneyPrincess movie, the characters were [[ArchetypalCharacter basic archetypes]] that would become [[CharacterDevelopment more fleshed out]] decades down the line.
** Snow White herself is also rather flat. She's a sweet girl, and you don't want to see anything bad happen to her. But her role of running away screaming and/or cleaning, is a complete inverse of the TheMainCharactersDoEverything trope. In many respects, ''[[LowerDeckEpisode it's the dwarfs who get things done]]''.

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** The Prince. Being the first Franchise/DisneyPrincess movie, the characters were [[ArchetypalCharacter basic archetypes]] that would become [[CharacterDevelopment more fleshed out]] decades down the line.
line. There was also a degree of {{enforce|dTrope}}ment at play, as the animators found drawing realistic male characters quite difficult, causing them to cut down his role. Disney/{{Cinderella}}'s prince suffered from this as well; it wouldn't be until ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' that the prince would have a large role in his film.
** Snow White herself is also rather flat. She's a sweet girl, and you don't want to see anything bad happen to her. But her role of running away screaming and/or cleaning, cleaning is a complete inverse of the TheMainCharactersDoEverything trope. In many respects, ''[[LowerDeckEpisode it's the dwarfs who get things done]]''.



** This happens on a meta level when the dwarfs come home to an occupied house.

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** This happens on a meta level when the dwarfs come home to an occupied house.house:



** And again when Snow White mournfully wonders whether their cottage's occupants are orphaned children without a mother, with the shot panning to [[Disney/{{Bambi}} a fawn nuzzling its mother]].

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** And again Another meta-instance occurs when Snow White mournfully wonders whether their cottage's occupants are orphaned children without a mother, with the shot panning to [[Disney/{{Bambi}} a fawn nuzzling its mother]].



* FriendToAllLivingThings: Snow White. Unlike the other princesses (save Tiana in frog form) the audience gets to watch her befriend the animals of the forest, who are naturally attracted to her.

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: Snow White. Unlike the other princesses (save Tiana [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog Tiana]] in frog form) the audience gets to watch her befriend the animals of the forest, who are naturally attracted to her.



** Doc has a habit of switching words around, so when they find Snow White in their cottage and the other dwarfs urge Doc to question her, he comes out with:

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** Doc has a habit of [[{{Malaproper}} switching words around, around]], so when they find Snow White in their cottage and the other dwarfs urge Doc to question her, he comes out with:



* GrumpyBear: Grumpy, obviously has a MeaningfulName.

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* GrumpyBear: Grumpy, Grumpy obviously has a MeaningfulName.



* HypocriticalHumor: "Now I'll be the fairest one of all!"... after transforming herself into a hag. Presumably there was a way to change back, because otherwise this makes no sense, and the Queen ''does'' refer to it as a "disguise".

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* HypocriticalHumor: "Now I'll be the fairest one of all!"... after transforming herself into a hag. Presumably Presumably, there was a way to change back, because otherwise this makes no sense, and the Queen ''does'' refer to it as a "disguise".



* InsubstantialIngredients: The peddler disguise was comprised almost entirely of these.

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* InsubstantialIngredients: The peddler disguise was comprised almost entirely of these.these. The shot of the recipe in the Queen's Disguises Book provides the page image.



* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Upon viewing the film, Leon Schlesinger (owner of rival animation studio [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Termite Terrace]]) remarked, "I need an animated feature like I need two assholes." He wasn't the only one - many animation execs at the time were extremely skeptical that feature-length animation could turn a profit. Today, Disney is one of the largest and most profitable media companies on the ''planet'', and animated films are the rule more than the exception, while Schlesinger's legacy, the LooneyTunes, aren't doing quite so well.

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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Upon viewing the film, Leon Schlesinger (owner of rival animation studio [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Termite Terrace]]) remarked, "I need an animated feature like I need two assholes." He wasn't the only one - many animation execs at the time were extremely skeptical that feature-length animation could turn a profit. Today, Disney is one of the largest and most profitable media companies on the ''planet'', and animated films are the rule more than the exception, while Schlesinger's legacy, the LooneyTunes, WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes, aren't doing quite so well.



* KnightInShiningArmor: By the end of the movie the Prince has arrived to take Snow White away on his white horse.
* LargeHam: Averted with the Queen, who is usually very controlled with her mannerisms, even when angry. But when she becomes the Witch, she throws all calmness right out the window, and begins right on [[HamAndCheese hamming it up]].

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* KnightInShiningArmor: By the end of the movie movie, the Prince has arrived to take Snow White away on his white horse.
* LargeHam: Averted with the Queen, who is usually very controlled with her mannerisms, even when angry.generally a ColdHam instead. But when she becomes the Witch, she throws all calmness right out the window, and begins right on [[HamAndCheese hamming it up]].



** The Queen has a dark and menacing one. You can hear it mostly when she's in her hag status.

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** The Queen has Queen's theme makes use of a descending chromatic scale, making it sound dark and menacing one. menacing. You can hear it mostly when she's in her hag status.status, and it features prominently in the score accompanying the climactic chase.



** The closest thing he has to an "official" name, believe it or not, is "Prince Buckethead". He self-deprecatingly called himself that during his MeetCute with Snow White in the comic strip adaptation of the movie.

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** The closest thing he has to an "official" name, believe it or not, is "Prince Buckethead". He self-deprecatingly called himself that during his MeetCute with Snow White in an earlier screenplay of the scene, as well as the comic strip adaptation of the movie.



** Some of the characters don't look quite right [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1809233664/tt0029583?ref_=tt_ov_i in the theatrical poster.]] For examples, the Prince has longer hair than what's depicted in the film (even looking more like a teen), and the Huntsman looks like Bluto from the "Popeye" cartoons.

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** Some of the characters don't look quite right [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1809233664/tt0029583?ref_=tt_ov_i in the theatrical poster.]] For examples, the Prince has longer hair than what's depicted in the film (even looking more like a teen), and the Huntsman looks like Bluto from the "Popeye" ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye|TheSailor}}'' cartoons.



* PaletteSwap: Both averted and played straight with the dwarfs. In the original story they were all essentially palette swaps of each other, but Disney gave each of them a distinct personality and with that gave them each a unique face. But all seven wear the exact same clothes, just in different colors.

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* PaletteSwap: Both averted and played straight Zig-zagged with the dwarfs. In the original story they were all essentially palette swaps of each other, but Disney gave each of them a distinct personality and with that gave them each a unique face. But all seven wear the exact same clothes, just in different colors.



* PrehensileTail: The rabbits, squirrels, and at one point a deer all use their tails as sweepers and dusters while cleaning the Dwarfs' cottage with Snow White. Another notable instance is when the fawn uses its tail to operate the sink's water pump.



* ReedRichardsIsUseless: The magic mirror is effectively omniscient, and could provide the Queen with a wealth of information about any number of subjects but she chooses to use it [[VainSorceress to look for any women that are prettier than her]].

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* ReedRichardsIsUseless: The magic mirror is effectively omniscient, and could provide the Queen with a wealth of information about any number of subjects subjects, but she chooses to use it [[VainSorceress to look for any women that are prettier than her]].



'''Mirror:''' Over the seven jewelled hills, beyond the seventh fall, in the cottage of the Seven Dwarfs, dwells Snow White, fairest one of all.

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'''Mirror:''' Over the seven jewelled jeweled hills, beyond the seventh fall, in the cottage of the Seven Dwarfs, dwells Snow White, fairest one of all.



** What did happen to the queen's magic mirror, anyway? This is solved in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'': when the queen died, the slave in the mirror is freed.
* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: Possibly the Ur-Example for animated films. The "cute" forest animals' only purpose for most of the film is to make Snow White seem kind and pure. The "dark" animals, like the ravens and vultures, are reserved for the Queen.

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** What did happen to the queen's magic mirror, anyway? This is solved in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'': when A couple of adaptations actually address this:
*** The French novelization has
the queen died, Queen destroy it before her transformation
*** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'',
the slave in the mirror is freed.
freed after the Queen dies.
* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: Possibly the Ur-Example UrExample for animated films. The "cute" forest animals' only purpose for most of the film is to make Snow White seem kind and pure. The "dark" animals, like the ravens and vultures, are reserved for the Queen.
15th May '17 12:38:06 PM Snicka
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** While the story is supposed to be in medieval Europe, we see raccoons, California quails and turkey vultures.

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** While the story is supposed to be in medieval Europe, we see raccoons, chipmunks, grey squirrels, California quails and turkey vultures.vultures, and deer with antlers resembling a white-tailed deer, all of which are North American species.
10th May '17 8:33:56 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** And again when Snow White mournfully wonders whether their cottage's occupants are orphaned children without a mother, with the shot panning to [[Disney/{{Bambi}} a fawn nuzzling it's mother]].

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** And again when Snow White mournfully wonders whether their cottage's occupants are orphaned children without a mother, with the shot panning to [[Disney/{{Bambi}} a fawn nuzzling it's its mother]].
23rd Apr '17 7:14:49 PM Psi001
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: This happens on a meta level when the dwarfs come home to an occupied house.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
** At one point Grumpy refers to the Queen as an "old witch".
**
This happens on a meta level when the dwarfs come home to an occupied house.


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** And again when Snow White mournfully wonders whether their cottage's occupants are orphaned children without a mother, with the shot panning to [[Disney/{{Bambi}} a fawn nuzzling it's mother]].
19th Apr '17 12:52:08 PM Psi001
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Added DiffLines:

* AttackAttackRetreatRetreat: The Dwarfs angrily chase the Queen to the top of a cliff during the climax. The Queen then turns the tables and starts to dislodge a giant boulder, forcing them to evade.
21st Mar '17 7:37:30 AM hullflyer
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* VileVillainSaccharineShow: A Disney staple. The Queen takes her jealousy to dark extremes, treating it like an act of war. She is content with either having her rival's heart torn out of her corpse as trophy or be buried alive when a poison apple turns out to be a deep sleep curse. She's also a potential sorceress as well as an implied torturer. This jarringly contrasts with the rather whimsical vibe of the rest of the film.

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* VileVillainSaccharineShow: A Disney staple. The Queen takes her jealousy to dark extremes, treating it like an act of war. She is content with either having her rival's heart torn out of her corpse as trophy or be buried alive when a poison apple turns out to be a deep sleep curse. She's also a potential sorceress as well as and an implied torturer.torturer, and the scene where she transforms into her old hag disguise is, even today, ''still'' considered one of the scariest moments in film. This jarringly contrasts with the rather whimsical vibe of the rest of the film.
21st Mar '17 7:19:11 AM hullflyer
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* JewelersEyeLoupe: In the mine scene, Doc is shown inspecting using a loupe to inspect the gems the dwarfs have mined.

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* JewelersEyeLoupe: In the mine scene, Doc is shown inspecting using a loupe to inspect the gems the dwarfs have mined.
21st Mar '17 7:08:04 AM hullflyer
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Upon viewing the film, Leon Schlesinger (owner of rival animation studio [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Termite Terrace]]) remarked, "I need an animated feature like I need two assholes." He wasn't the only one - many animation execs at the time were extremely skeptical that feature-length animation could turn a profit.

to:

* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Upon viewing the film, Leon Schlesinger (owner of rival animation studio [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Termite Terrace]]) remarked, "I need an animated feature like I need two assholes." He wasn't the only one - many animation execs at the time were extremely skeptical that feature-length animation could turn a profit. Today, Disney is one of the largest and most profitable media companies on the ''planet'', and animated films are the rule more than the exception, while Schlesinger's legacy, the LooneyTunes, aren't doing quite so well.
21st Mar '17 7:02:38 AM hullflyer
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* HypocriticalHumor: "Now I'll be the fairest one of all!"... after transforming herself into a hag. Presumably there was a way to change back, because otherwise this makes no sense.

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* HypocriticalHumor: "Now I'll be the fairest one of all!"... after transforming herself into a hag. Presumably there was a way to change back, because otherwise this makes no sense.sense, and the Queen ''does'' refer to it as a "disguise".
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