History YMMV / SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs

20th Apr '17 9:27:43 AM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise:
** The screech of the owl at the start of Snow White's run through the forest.
** The Scream of Fright from the Queen's potion.
17th Feb '17 11:35:58 AM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* AccidentalInnuendo: When the dwarfs meet Snow White for the first time, Grumpy tells Doc to "Ask her who she is and what she's a-doin' here!" Of course, given his tendency to get words mixed up, Doc comes out with "[[{{Spoonerism}} What are you and]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything who are you doin'?]]" Surprisingly enough, given the time period this film was made in, this is probably one of the earliest examples of this trope.

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* AccidentalInnuendo: When the dwarfs meet Snow White for the first time, Grumpy tells Doc to "Ask her who she is and what she's a-doin' here!" Of course, given his tendency to get words mixed up, Doc comes out with "[[{{Spoonerism}} "[[{{Malaproper}} What are you and]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything who are you doin'?]]" Surprisingly enough, given the time period this film was made in, this is probably [[UrExample one of the earliest examples of this trope.trope]].



** Snow White, depending on how you view her, is either way too polite and altruistic for her own good or just plain TooDumbToLive.
** Also, The Queen in The Book "Fairest of All"; an extremely dark WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds (to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka]] levels) who, after being reexposed to mental anguish caused by her father regarding not being beautiful at all and an extremely low self-esteem left her so broken and insane that she felt that killing her stepdaughter was the only thing left to match up to her abusive father's standards of beauty. Seems to nudge to the direction of the latter.

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** Snow White, depending on how you view her, is either [[StupidGood way too polite and altruistic for her own good good]] or just plain TooDumbToLive.
** Also, The Queen in The Book the book "Fairest of All"; an extremely dark WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds (to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka]] levels) who, after being reexposed re-exposed to mental anguish caused by her father regarding not being beautiful at all and an extremely low self-esteem left her so broken and insane that she felt that killing her stepdaughter was the only thing left to match up to her abusive father's standards of beauty. Seems to nudge to the direction of the latter.



* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Many people did. Those who worked with Disney, including his brother and wife, tried to talk him out of making the film, believing it would just end up being a complete flop. However, it became a huge hit when it was first released and is regarded as one of the greatest animated movies of all time.

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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Many people did.did; while in production, the film was often derided as "Disney's Folly". Those who worked with Disney, including his brother and wife, tried to talk him out of making the film, believing it would just end up being a complete flop. However, it became a huge hit when it was first released and is regarded as one of the greatest animated movies of all time.



** Every song in the movie counts, but "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0niwn2pOEno Some Day My Prince Will Come]]" is a standout. Its impossible not to get chills when the melody kicks in as Snow White wakes up at the end.
* AwardSnub: Much to Walt's ire he was awarded with an Honorary Oscar for this film, instead of the Best Picture award he coveted. This would be the first of [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast several]] [[WesternAnimation/WallE animated]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Up}} films]] to not reach the Best Picture award.
* BaseBreakingCharacter: Snow White is either seen as an adorable [[TheIngenue Ingenue]] hailed for her [[AllLovingHero loving heart]] and [[PurityPersonified ability to stay positive through the tough times]], or an unremarkable VanillaProtagonist panned for her [[TastesLikeDiabetes overly cutesy nature]] and out-of-place {{Rotoscop|ing}}ed design.

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** Every Really, every song in the movie counts, but "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0niwn2pOEno Some Day My Prince Will Come]]" is a standout. Its impossible not to get chills when the melody kicks in as Snow White wakes up at the end.
* AwardSnub: Much to Walt's ire ire, he was awarded with an Honorary Oscar for this film, instead of the Best Picture award he coveted. This would be the first of [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast several]] [[WesternAnimation/WallE animated]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Up}} films]] to not reach the Best Picture award.
* BaseBreakingCharacter: Snow White is either seen as an adorable [[TheIngenue Ingenue]] hailed for her [[AllLovingHero loving heart]] and [[PurityPersonified ability to stay positive through the tough times]], or an unremarkable VanillaProtagonist panned for her [[TastesLikeDiabetes overly cutesy nature]] and out-of-place [[UncannyValley out-of-place]] {{Rotoscop|ing}}ed design.



** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_beS2SauHE The Silly Song]]" segment slightly justified in that they are celebrating Snow White and it leads to them wanting Snow White to tell them a story leading to one of the most memorable songs ever (Someday My Prince Will Come).
** There was a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr-OEaocgOU segment]] planned where the Dwarfs have soup after washing their hands and sing a song about... soup. If it had been put in the final product, it would have qualified for this trope!

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** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_beS2SauHE The Silly Song]]" segment segment; slightly justified in that they are celebrating Snow White and it leads to them wanting Snow White to tell them a story leading to one of the most memorable songs ever (Someday My Prince Will Come).
** There was a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr-OEaocgOU segment]] planned where the Dwarfs have soup after washing their hands and sing a song about... soup. If it had been put in the final product, it would have qualified for this trope!trope.



** Dopey, particularly around the time the film was originally released. Many predicted that he would become as big as MickeyMouse and WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck. It didn't quite turn out like that, but still, to think that it might have is impressive. Dopey was, in fact, the initial choice for the apprentice role in the ''Sorcerer's Apprentice'' sequence from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''. He was replaced because Donald was the public's favorite Disney character at the time, and Walt Disney wanted Mickey back in that seat.

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** Dopey, particularly around the time the film was originally released. Many predicted that he would become as big as MickeyMouse WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse and WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck. It didn't quite turn out like that, but still, to think that it might have is impressive. Dopey was, in fact, the initial choice for the apprentice role in the ''Sorcerer's Apprentice'' sequence from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''. He was only replaced because Donald was the public's favorite Disney character at the time, and Walt Disney wanted Mickey back in that seat.



** The monstrous trees Snow White sees during her escape in the woods are still remembered as one of the scariest Disney characters ever created despite them being just hallucinations and thus not even real monsters.

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** The monstrous trees Snow White sees during her escape in the woods are still remembered as one some of the scariest Disney characters ever created despite them being just hallucinations and thus not even real monsters.



** There are references to other Grimm fairy tales throughout the film. Initially, Snow White is forced to wear rags and work as a scullery maid, like Cinderella, and in case you overlooked the reference, she even has a flock of doves helping her like in the Grimm version. Later, the prince awakens Snow White with a kiss, which was borrowed from the Grimms' retelling of Sleeping Beauty, as in the original Snow White merely coughs up the apple. Disney/{{Cinderella}} and Disney/SleepingBeauty were respectively the next fairy tales Disney would adapt in films (and all three were the only fairy tale films Walt himself was still alive to work on).
** When the Seven Dwarfs first see Snow White, they exclaim, "[[{{Disney/Pinocchio}} Jiminy Crickets!]]"
* HellIsThatNoise: The Scream of Fright from the Queen's potion.

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** There are references to other Grimm fairy tales throughout the film. Initially, Snow White is forced to wear rags and work as a scullery maid, like Cinderella, and in case you overlooked the reference, she even has a flock of doves helping her like in the Grimm version. Later, the prince awakens Snow White with a kiss, which was borrowed from the Grimms' retelling of Sleeping Beauty, as in the original Snow White merely coughs up the apple. Disney/{{Cinderella}} ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' and Disney/SleepingBeauty ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' were respectively the next fairy tales Disney would adapt in films (and all three were the only fairy tale films Walt himself was still alive to work on).
** When the Seven Dwarfs first see Snow White, that someone's in their cottage, they exclaim, "[[{{Disney/Pinocchio}} "[[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} Jiminy Crickets!]]"
Crickets!]]" This was actually a common GoshDangItToHeck version of "[[Literature/TheBible Jesus Christ!]]" for the time, which led to Disney using it as the name for [[TheConscience the cricket]].
* HellIsThatNoise: HellIsThatNoise:
** The screech of the owl at the start of Snow White's run through the forest.
**
The Scream of Fright from the Queen's potion.



* HoYay: The seven dwarves are the source of this in the film even though a lot of them showed attraction to Snow White. First off they all live together in a cottage. All of their name carved beds except Doc's are closer to each other than they should be. The dwarves also bathe together ( but they did it with their clothes on). Doc and Grumpy also bicker LikeAnOldMarriedCouple sometimes, especially in a deleted scene.
* HypeBacklash: While still a respected film, it gets this for all of Disney's touting that it's "the one that started it all."

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* HoYay: The seven dwarves are the source of this in the film even though a lot of them showed attraction to Snow White. First off they all live together in a cottage. All of their name carved beds except Doc's are closer to each other than they should be. The dwarves also bathe together ( but they did it (albeit with their clothes on). Doc and Grumpy also bicker LikeAnOldMarriedCouple sometimes, especially in a deleted scene.
* HypeBacklash: While still a respected film, it gets this for all of Disney's touting that it's it as "the one that started it all."



* MoralEventHorizon: The Queen definitely crosses it: She wants to kill an innocent girl (who is probably 16 or less[[note]]The Franchise/DisneyPrincess material states that she is the youngest Princess, at 14[[/note]]) and for what?!? Just because she's more beautiful than her. And if that's not enough she plans to poison her with the Poison Apple making her fall into the Sleeping Death hoping the dwarves [[AFateWorseThanDeath will bury her alive]].

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* MoralEventHorizon: The Queen definitely crosses it: She wants to kill an innocent girl (who is probably 16 or less[[note]]The Franchise/DisneyPrincess material states that she is the youngest Princess, at 14[[/note]]) 14[[/note]]), and for what?!? Just because she's more beautiful than her. And if that's not enough she plans to poison her with the Poison Poisoned Apple making her fall into the Sleeping Death hoping the dwarves [[AFateWorseThanDeath will bury her alive]].



*** Heck, in the earliest versions of the tale, she was actually the original ''mother'' of Snow White.
* {{Narm}}: The [[http://www.impawards.com/1937/snow_white_and_the_seven_dwarfs_ver3.html poster]] used to promote the 1975 and 1983 re-releases seems to show Snow White singing to some bluebirds, but some viewers might think it looks more like her screaming at the not-that-scary sight of them.

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*** Heck, in the earliest versions of the tale, she was actually the original ''mother'' ''biological mother'' of Snow White.
* {{Narm}}: The [[http://www.impawards.com/1937/snow_white_and_the_seven_dwarfs_ver3.html poster]] used to promote the 1975 and 1983 re-releases seems to show Snow White singing to some bluebirds, but some viewers might think it looks more like her screaming at the not-that-scary sight of them.



** Fans of ''DisneyPrincess'' films often find this film boring and bland compared to future films. This film started and paved the way for much of the material in future ''Princess'' films.
* {{Squick}}: Sneezy's deleted line in "The Silly Song" where he mentions that after he was born, he used his whiskers as a "didee"[[note]](diaper)[[/note]]. The effect is somewhat lessened by him sneezing while delivering the line but it's still unsanitary.

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** Fans of ''DisneyPrincess'' ''Franchise/DisneyPrincess'' films often find this film boring and bland compared to future films. This film started and paved the way for much of the material in future ''Princess'' films.
* {{Squick}}: Sneezy's deleted line in "The Silly Song" where he mentions that after he was born, he used his whiskers as a "didee"[[note]](diaper)[[/note]]. The effect is somewhat lessened by him sneezing while delivering the line line, but it's still unsanitary.



** Being buried alive would kill Snow White, according to the "Buried Alive" myth tested by the MythBusters.

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** Being buried alive would kill Snow White, [[JustForFun/TropesExaminedByTheMythBusters according to the "Buried Alive" myth tested by the MythBusters.the]] Series/MythBusters.
14th Feb '17 3:17:47 PM Vampireandthen
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* OlderThanTheyThink: This was '''not''' the first animated feature film, as many people are led to believe; that title goes to the [[MissingEpisode lost]] Argentinian political satire ''El Apóstol'', made in 1911 by Quirino Cristiani. ''Snow White'' was, however, the first '''cel-animated''' feature film.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: This was '''not''' the first animated feature film, as many people are led to believe; that title goes to the [[MissingEpisode lost]] Argentinian political satire ''El Apóstol'', made in 1911 by Quirino Cristiani. ''Snow White'' was, however, the first '''cel-animated''' feature film.film, which utterly dominated animation for decades afterwards.
25th Jan '17 8:49:00 PM Josef5678
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* OlderThanTheyThink:
** This was '''not''' the first animated feature film, as many people are led to believe; that title goes to the [[MissingEpisode lost]] Argentinian political satire ''El Apóstol'', made in 1911 by Quirino Cristiani. ''Snow White'' was, however, the first '''cel-animated''' feature film.

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* OlderThanTheyThink:
**
OlderThanTheyThink: This was '''not''' the first animated feature film, as many people are led to believe; that title goes to the [[MissingEpisode lost]] Argentinian political satire ''El Apóstol'', made in 1911 by Quirino Cristiani. ''Snow White'' was, however, the first '''cel-animated''' feature film.
25th Jan '17 5:34:58 PM bowserbros
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** This was '''not''' the first animated feature film, as many people are led to believe; that title goes to the political satire ''El Apóstol'', made in 1911 by Quirino Cristiani. ''Snow White'' was, however, the first '''cel-animated''' feature film.

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** This was '''not''' the first animated feature film, as many people are led to believe; that title goes to the [[MissingEpisode lost]] Argentinian political satire ''El Apóstol'', made in 1911 by Quirino Cristiani. ''Snow White'' was, however, the first '''cel-animated''' feature film.
25th Jan '17 5:33:08 PM bowserbros
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* OlderThanTheyThink:
** This was '''not''' the first animated feature film, as many people are led to believe; that title goes to the political satire ''El Apóstol'', made in 1911 by Quirino Cristiani. ''Snow White'' was, however, the first '''cel-animated''' feature film.
25th Jan '17 12:46:23 AM jameygamer
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** There are references to other Grimm fairy tales throughout the film. Initially, Snow White is forced to wear rags and work as a scullery maid, like Cinderella, and in case you overlooked the reference, she even has a flock of doves helping her like in the Grimm version. Later, the prince awakens Snow White with a kiss, which was borrowed from the Grimms' retelling of Sleeping Beauty, as in the original Snow White merely coughs up the apple. Disney/Cinderella and Disney/SleepingBeauty were respectively the next fairy tales Disney would adapt in films (and all three were the only fairy tale films Walt himself was still alive to work on).

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** There are references to other Grimm fairy tales throughout the film. Initially, Snow White is forced to wear rags and work as a scullery maid, like Cinderella, and in case you overlooked the reference, she even has a flock of doves helping her like in the Grimm version. Later, the prince awakens Snow White with a kiss, which was borrowed from the Grimms' retelling of Sleeping Beauty, as in the original Snow White merely coughs up the apple. Disney/Cinderella Disney/{{Cinderella}} and Disney/SleepingBeauty were respectively the next fairy tales Disney would adapt in films (and all three were the only fairy tale films Walt himself was still alive to work on).
25th Jan '17 12:45:55 AM jameygamer
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** There are references to other Grimm fairy tales throughout the film. Initially, Snow White is forced to wear rags and work as a scullery maid, like Cinderella, and in case you overlooked the reference, she even has a flock of doves helping her like in the Grimm version. Later, the prince awakens Snow White with a kiss, which was borrowed from the Grimms' retelling of Sleeping Beauty, as in the original Snow White merely coughs up the apple. Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty were respectively the next fairy tales Disney would adapt in films (and all three were the only fairy tale films Walt himself was still alive to work on).

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** There are references to other Grimm fairy tales throughout the film. Initially, Snow White is forced to wear rags and work as a scullery maid, like Cinderella, and in case you overlooked the reference, she even has a flock of doves helping her like in the Grimm version. Later, the prince awakens Snow White with a kiss, which was borrowed from the Grimms' retelling of Sleeping Beauty, as in the original Snow White merely coughs up the apple. Cinderella Disney/Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty Disney/SleepingBeauty were respectively the next fairy tales Disney would adapt in films (and all three were the only fairy tale films Walt himself was still alive to work on).
9th Jan '17 9:12:27 AM dsneybuf
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* NightmareFuel:
** The fact that Snow White herself looks and sounds no older than 14, and the prince's voice places him as quite a bit older than that. Justified in that it was normal for people to get married at a young age in the time period the film takes place, but still, to a modern audience, it may come off as creepy.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2zrs7Irzuw tree scene]], the hag form, this movie is Disney's first example that doesn't involve DerangedAnimation.
** The evil look the CirclingVultures give each other just before swooping down from the cliff [[ToServeMan in which the Queen falls to her doom]].

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* NightmareFuel:
** The fact that Snow White herself looks and sounds no older than 14, and the prince's voice places him as quite a bit older than that. Justified in that it was normal for people to get married at a young age in the time period the film takes place, but still, to a modern audience, it may come off as creepy.
**
{{Narm}}: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2zrs7Irzuw tree scene]], impawards.com/1937/snow_white_and_the_seven_dwarfs_ver3.html poster]] used to promote the hag form, this movie is Disney's first example that doesn't involve DerangedAnimation.
** The evil look
1975 and 1983 re-releases seems to show Snow White singing to some bluebirds, but some viewers might think it looks more like her screaming at the CirclingVultures give each other just before swooping down from the cliff [[ToServeMan in which the Queen falls to her doom]]. not-that-scary sight of them.
28th Dec '16 3:30:53 PM jameygamer
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* AwardSnub: Much to Walt's ire he was awarded with an Honorary Oscar for this film, instead of the Best Picture award he coveted.

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* AwardSnub: Much to Walt's ire he was awarded with an Honorary Oscar for this film, instead of the Best Picture award he coveted. This would be the first of [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast several]] [[WesternAnimation/WallE animated]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Up}} films]] to not reach the Best Picture award.
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