troperville

tools

toys


main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
Kickstarter Message
TV Tropes Needs Your Help
X
Big things are happening on TV Tropes! New admins, new designs, fewer ads, mobile versions, beta testing opportunities, thematic discovery engine, fun trope tools and toys, and much more - Learn how to help here and discuss here.
View Kickstarter Project
Western Animation: The 7D
Heigh-ho!

The 7D is a 2014 Disney XD original animated series. The series follows the adventures of the 7D, the seven dwarfs of Snow White. They live in the land of Jollywood, ruled by Queen Delightful, and are often set against Grim and Hildy Gloom, two villains who wish to take over the kingdom by stealing the magic jewels in the 7D's mines.

The 7D provides examples of:

  • Accidental Misnaming: Hildy seems to have a habit of forgetting the dwarves' names, such as referring to Sleepy as "Derpy" and Grumpy as "Gumbo".
  • Adorkable: All the dwarfs have their moments, but most noticeably Bashful and Dopey.
  • And a Diet Coke: Inverted in "Jollybells" when Queen Delightful orders a low-fat cocoa with extra whipped cream.
  • Animation Bump: With a dash of Executive Meddling. The pilot episode was made in Flash, but Disney execs weren't impressed, so the rest of the series is traditionally animated.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: In "Grandpa Grumpy and the Ogre", Grumpy insists that there are no such things as ogres, despite dealing with other magical beings on a daily basis. He's proven wrong eventually, though.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Grumpy is more concerned about the kissy noises Grim and Hildy made at Queen Delightful then the fact that they caused an eternal winter in the pilot.
    Queen Delightful: I know, right?
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: Strangely averted with Grim's pig Peaches. Her design features visible teats.
    • Played straight in "The 8th D" where Grim's bare chest lacks visible nipples.
  • Beauty Mark: Both the Glooms have one. Hildy's on her left cheek while Grim's on his right.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: Lord Starchbottom.
  • Berserk Button: You do not want to come between Queen Delightful and her dog Sir Yipsalot.
    Queen Delightful: You can be naughty with me, you can be naughty with my kingdom, but you CAN NOT BE NAUGHTY WITH MY DOG!
  • Bewitched Amphibians: Grim accidentally transforms himself into a frog in "For the Love of Cheese". The spell can be cured with a kiss from Hildy, but she's too grossed out to do it.
  • Big Eater: Goldilocks.
    • Dopey, as well. In this video, his favorite meal is "Whatever you're eating."
  • Brick Joke: In "Surprise!" Hildy attempts to make some friends so they can come to her party, but every person she tries to befriend runs away. Eventually she's reduced to asking a cow and interprets its moo as a maybe. In the end, the cow does come to the party.
  • Butt Monkey: Grumpy is often the butt of many a joke. Lord Starchbottom likewise is so, being often the unfortunate victim of many of the 7D's services to the Queen. So much, that Starch dreads it everytime the Queen uses the Bing Bong bell to call the dwarfs.
    • His frustration also comes from being upstaged, since the Queen always calls for the dwarfs' help before giving him a chance to handle the task at hand. This backfires on him the one time he does convince the Queen to give him a chance to handle the task first, and it turns out the task of the day was to clean out the moat.
  • The Cat Came Back: In "Cat on a Hot Grim Roof" Hildy tries to get rid of a white cat that Grim got her instead of a black one, but no matter how she tries to get rid of it it manages to find its way back. Subverted when it turns out Grim had gotten several cats.
  • Catch Phrase: Hildy's is "I want it, I want it, I want it!"
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Queen Delightful is quite a character who can at least be described as having a delightfully silly personality.
    • Dopey also counts. Mostly because of his Reality Warping.
    Hildy: There's something wrong with you. (In response to Queen Delightful spontaneously jumping and twirling in mid-air while yodeling.)
  • Comically Missing the Point: In "Surprise!" Hildy demands Grim throw her a surprise party, completely missing the point of a surprise party.
    • In "The 8th D" Hildy drops several hints that she wants Grim to get her an elephant. None of these hints sink in and he needs to have the Crystal Ball spell it out for him.
  • Cool Crown: Queen Delightful's crown which not only serves as a perch for her parrot, but whose jewels also light up like an emergency siren when she enters one of her "tizzies".
  • Cool Hat: Doc's hat contains multiple retractable gadgets and knick-knacks that he pops out to use.
  • Could Have Avoided This Plot: In "Buckets" they could have avoided wasting time collecting all those buckets if Queen Delightful had specified what she meant by "my Buckets" or Bashful had explained what she meant.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Doc in "The Long Long Winter" packed several things for the dwarfs' journey up the mountain just in case the need arrived. These include a chicken detector, some cake mix, and a entire sled which he got Grumpy to carry.
  • Crocodile Tears: In "Grim the Genius" after Grim usurps the throne from Hildy, Hildy tries this to get his sympathy, immediately followed by her peeking through her hands to see if he's buying it. He's not.
  • Crystal Ball: The Glooms have one that provides them with information, and the ocassional joke.
  • Cute Ghost Girl: Buckets.
  • Cutesy Name Town: Jollywood.
  • Decomposite Character: The Evil Queen from the original Disney movie seems to have been split into three separate characters for the show. Her Wicked Witch aspect and her name Grimhilde from early publicity materials of the original movie are given to Grim and Hildy Gloom. Hildy in particular has the Evil Queen's penchant of being extremely jealous of others. The original queen's role as an actual monarch and possessing the Magic Mirror though are given to Queen Delightful who appears to be also combined with some aspects of Snow White.
  • The Ditz: Queen Delightful is rather sweet but generally naive and Literal-Minded.
  • Day in the Limelight:
    • "The Big Bash" focuses on Bashful who accidentally becomes a masked vigilante.
    • "Sleepytime" focuses on Sleepy ironically being the only one awake, aside from Sir Yipsalot, to save Jollywood from a sleeping spell cast by the Glooms.
  • Delayed Reaction: In "Fairest in the Land" after seeing Queen Delightful's "makeover" Starchbottom takes an elevator down to the castle basement before screaming.
  • Demoted to Extra: Sneezy hasn't gotten that much Lines or Character Devolopment, so far.
  • Driven by Envy: Alot of the Glooms' schemes are driven by Hildy being jealous of others' good fortunes or accomplishments.
  • Easy Evangelism: In "Grampa Grumpy and the Ogre" they get the ogre to stop stealing by explaining to him that stealing is bad, which he apparently didn't know.
  • Endless Winter: Grim and Hildy casts this spell on Jollywood in the pilot.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: In "Fairest in the Land" after Hildy's plan to turn Queen Delightful ugly to win the Fairest in the Land award fails, the Magic Mirror has to explain the concept of inner beauty to her.
  • Exact Words: In "Bathtub Bashful," it's revealed that Bashful can sing...but only if he's in the shower (as in, "The minute the shower curtain is drawn, Bashful's singing is terrible.")
  • Expy: Some have compared Hildy and Grim to Jessie and James for their similar hair colors, personalities and penchant for Paper Thin Disguises.
    • In "Hildy the Good", Good!Hildy is straight-up Glinda
  • Eye Pop: In "Welcome to the Neighborhood" this is Hildy's reaction to seeing Grumpy after Grim accidentally super-sizes him.
  • Flowers for Algernon Syndrome: In "Grim the Genius" Grim turns himself smart in order to impress Hildy but ends up being a jerk to her, making her want the old Grim back. In the end, he returns to his usual dumb self.
  • Fluffy Tamer: Bashful in "The Big Bash".
  • Forceful Kiss: In "For the Love of Cheese" Frog!Grim had to resort to forcing a kiss on Hildy in the end because she wouldn't get the hint that the cure was True Love's Kiss.
  • Fun Personified: Queen Delightful.
    • Dopey, as well.
  • Gender Flip: The Magic Mirror, now voiced by Whoopi Goldberg.
  • Generation Xerox: "Grandpa Grumpy and the Ogre" introduces the original 7D, the grandfathers of the current 7D, each of which have the same name and personality as their grandson.
  • Giant Spider: Grim is turned into one in "Itsy Bitsy Spider Hunters".
  • Grumpy Bear: Grumpy.
  • Happily Married: Hildy and Grim are happily married to one another. They just happen to be villains and Sickeningly Sweethearts though.
  • Head Pet: Squire Peckington, Queen Delightful's parrot who is often seen atop her on a perch within her crown.
  • Heel-Face Turn: In "Hildy the Good" Hildy fakes one to get close to the Queen.
  • Henpecked Husband: Grim is often at the beck and call of Hildy's whims.
  • The High Queen: Queen Delightful is the most beautiful and delightful queen of Jollywood who cares for her subjects.
  • His Name Really Is Barkeep: In "New Shoe", the old woman who lives in a shoe is literally named Old Woman. Initially, her name suits her as she is an old woman but after a day at the spa with Queen Delightful, it becomes hilariously non-indictive as She Cleans Up Nicely.
  • Hot Witch: Hildy Gloom.
  • House Amnesia: A variation in "Knick Knack Paddy Whack" when Doc and Sneezy are disguised as pizza delivery men.
    Doc: Now take your pizzas and go home.
    Hildy: I am home!
  • Just Whistle: Queen Delightful rings the bing-bong bell whenever she needs the 7D's help.
  • I Call It "Vera": In "Lets Get Organ-ized" Queen Delightful names her pipe organ Debbie after misunderstanding what Doc meant by "Just name it."
  • I'm Taking Her Home with Me!: In "The 8th D", Dopey keeps bringing animals home. After being told not to do it anymore, he finds a baby elephant, and decides to disguise it and bring it home.
  • Impact Silhouette: In "Gnome Alone", both Grim and Hildy get their faces imprinted on the 7D's pantry doors, thanks to a sleepwalking Sleepy.
  • Identical Grandson: The 7D's grandpas from "Grandpa Grumpy and the Ogre" basically look like older versions of them.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Grim and Hildy.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: The Magic Mirror and Not-So-Magic Mirror's facial features are based on that of their voice actors.
    • With her pink and purple hair and goth-like appearance, Hildy bears a passing resemblance to her voice actor, Kelly Osbourne.
  • Irony: In "Sleepytime", Sleepy is the one who has to save everyone from a sleeping spell. Likewise in "Goldilocks and the 7D", he is the only one who didn't sleep a wink after Goldilocks forces him to share a bench downstairs with four of the other dwarfs due to their loud snoring.
  • Karma Houdini: In "Goldilocks and the 7D" the 7D successfully kick Goldilocks out of the house, but she just moves on to a new set of victims.
  • Literal Metaphor: In "Hildy the Good" the Glooms make it literally rain cats and dogs.
  • Literal-Minded: Queen Delightful
  • Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: A dwarf version of Hello Nurse appears in "Grim the Dragon".note 
  • Love Potion: In "For the Love of Cheese", Grumpy comes in possession of a magic gem that makes everyone fall in love with whoever holds it.
  • Magic Mirror: The female Magic Mirror which is owned by Queen Delightful. In "Mirror, Mirror", it's shown there are other Magic Mirrors.
  • Meaningful Name: Possibly every character.
  • Medium Blending: In "Gloom the Dragon", the flames are live-action.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Arguably, Grim.
  • Mister Muffykins: Sir Yipsalot.
  • Morphic Resonance: Whenever the Glooms transform themselves into different forms, they often retain certain characteristics such as their individual color schemes.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • The theme song starts with the 7D saying "Heigh-Ho!" in the same way as their original counterparts.
    • In "Sir Yipsalot and the Goose", Sneezy and Dopey pull a Totem Pole Trench like they did in the movie when they disguise themselves as Queen Delightful, though their positions are reversed. Also when Sir Yipsalot escapes the Glooms' cottage, his trek through the forest resembles Snow White's own nightmarish escapade.
    • Grim and Hildy derive their names from Grimhilde the Evil Queen, whose name was given in early publicity materials of the original movie.
    • In "Let's Get Organ-ised", Doc's howdy-do machine says "Howdy do?", and Grumpy responds "How do you do what?", just as the original Grumpy did when Snow White asked him.
    • In "For the Love of Cheese", the Big Book of Spells has a recipe that illustrates the poisoned apple complete with the skull-like design made by the drippings when it is poisoned.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: The Glooms' plan in "Hildy the Good" would have succeeded had Grim not imprisoned Lord Starchbottom in the walls of the mines, allowing the 7D to find him and learn what happened.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Grandpa Grumpy's voice and nose are based on Jimmy Durante.
  • Noodle Incident: In "Bathtub Bashful," Bashful has been let down by Doc three times: once involving being scared by a box of kittens, passing out after being hypnotized by a gem, and falling while Doc is practicing semaphore. No other information is given about these events.
  • Not Actually The Ultimate Question: This shows up in "Bathtub Bashful".
    Starchy: Your Majesty, tell them why we're here.
    Delightful: Why are we here? Does anyone really know? I mean, what's the meaning of life?
  • Oh Wait, This Is My Grocery List: In "The Jollywood Jam" Lord Starchbottom accidentally gives Queen Delightful his grocery list instead of her speech.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: At the end of "Fairest in the Land" when Hildy is turned into an ugly monster Grim is uncharacteristically mean to her.
  • Our Dwarves Are All the Same: In addition to the titular characters, Jollywood is populated by dwarfs. As for the characters themselves, they were given even more divergent designs to differentiate them more easily from one another.
  • Our Ogres Are Hungrier: The ogre in "Grandpa Grumpy and the Ogre" is dumb and has a habit of taking things that don't belong to him, but is otherwise friendly. He also likes candy corn.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise:
    • In "The Big Bash", all it takes for Bashful to become completely unrecognizable is having the top part of his hat torn off and him accidentally donning Grumpy's red long johns like a cape.
    • Alot of the Glooms' disguises when not transformed simply have them donning different clothes with their usual color schemes. They even make no effort to disguise their voices.
    • In "The 8th D", Dopey disguises a baby elephant as a dwarf, which fools the others. Grim, who is looking for the elephant, notices there's an extra dwarf and deduces that one of them is the elephant in disguise, only he can't tell which one, even as one of them is much bigger and has a trunk.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Happy is often seen with a smile on his face.
  • Pie in the Face: Queen Delightful starts a pie fight in "Sneezin' Season".
  • Power Crystal: Grim and Hildy's plans revolve around stealing the magic diamonds in the dwarfs' mines.
  • The Pollyanna: Happy is often optimistic and usually looks on the fun side of things even when things go bad.
    Happy: Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! (happily enjoying flying through the air after being catapulted by the Glooms.)
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: When she is not shouting at Grim to do something for her, Hildy does this instead along with acting cutesy in order to get him to do things.
    • Dopey happens to be quite good at this as well.
  • Scooby-Doo Hoax/Scarecrow Solution: In "The Littlest Giants", the Glooms build a mechanical giant to scare away the citizens of Jollywood, especially the Queen. The 7D scare them off with a giant of their own, a hot-air balloon shaped like Grumpy.
  • Security Blanket: Bashful's mask-like hat is this to him. If he doesn't have it on like in "Goldilocks and the 7D", he becomes a nervous wreck who frantically searches for something else to cover his exposed face.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: In "New Shoe", after spending a day at the spa with Queen Delightful, The Old Woman comes back refreshed and beautiful. Her looks makes her several years younger and her name now non-indicative but she still retains her old woman voice.
  • Shrinking Violet: Bashful who is even more bashful than he was in the movie. He's so bashful that he usually hides with his hat sometimes being the only thing visible. His character here however includes being extremely scared than just simple shyness. He retains his romantic bashfulness though as he has a huge crush on Queen Delightful whose her very name being mentioned causes him to faint as shown in "The Big Bash".
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: Grim and Hildy are extremely sickeningly sweethearts who often openly flirt with one another in a very lovey-dovey way. In "The Long Long Winter" particularly, they call each other so many cutesy-wutsey names and make kissy noises so much that the other characters can't help but be disgusted by them. Oh, and then there's their nose-kissing in "Gnome Alone"...
  • Sinister Schnoz: Grim Gloom.
  • Sir Verb-A-Lot: Queen Delightful's pet dog Sir Yipsalot.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Snazzy Shazam to Hildy.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Hildy receives just as much Amusing Injuries as her husband.
  • Sleepwalking: Sleepy not only walks in his sleep. He also talks, trampolines, and eats Grumpy's goat cheese in his sleep.
  • Sleepyhead: Sleepy.
  • The Smart Guy: Doc in this depiction is even more of smart guy than he was in the movie, being capable of creating various gadgets such as a chicken detector which he modified from a squirrel detector.
  • Straight Man: Grumpy tends to be the straight man to the other dwarfs' antics. Lord Starchbottom likewise is the straight man to the Queen.
  • Squashed Flat:
    • In "Sir Yipsalot and the Goose", when the Glooms attempt to unlock the castle door without disarming the security system the door falls down and crushes them.
    • In "Free Teensy", Hildy accidentally squashes Grim when she turns from a hummingbird to a rhino near him.
  • Suddenly Shouting: While Queen Delightful normally talks rather sweet and softly, she occasionally suddenly starts shouting mostly for jokes.
  • Surprise Party: In "Surprise!", Lord Starchbottom has to keep Queen Delightful busy while the 7D prepare a surprise party for her. Only the party was really for Starchbottom.
  • That Reminds Me of a Song: Happy often bursts into song with little to no reason much to the chagrin of Grumpy.
  • Theme Tune Cameo: The intro starts with part of the drawfs' song from the movie. The iconic "Hi Ho" also serves as the 7D's catchphrase throughout the show.
  • Theme Tune Roll Call: The opening introduces the 7D.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: Goldilocks in "Goldilocks and the 7D".
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Lord Starchbottom gets this in "Surprise".
  • Tongue on the Flagpole: Lord Starchbottom gets his lip frozen to his trumpet in "The Long, Long Winter".
  • Took a Level in Badass Adorable: When Bashful became "The Big Bash", he was undeniably this.
  • Totally Radical: The title seems like an attempt at this, even moreso because that's what the dwarfs are referred to in-show. Thankfully, the rest of the show isn't really like this.
  • Totem Pole Trench: Dopey and Sneezy's Queen Delightful disguise in "Sir Yipsalot and the Goose".
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Pickles for Sir Yipsalot, cheese for Grumpy.
  • True Beauty Is on the Inside: The moral of "Fairest in the Land". Hildy makes Queen Delightful ugly so that she can win the award for fairest in the land, but the Magic Mirror, who judges the award, gives it to the Queen because of her inner beauty.
  • Unholy Matrimony: Grim and Hildy Gloom prove not only to be villains but also Sickeningly Sweethearts.
  • The Unintelligible: While the original was The Voiceless, Dopey here can only communicate in whistles.
  • Villain Episode: "Cat on a Hot Grim Roof"
  • Villain Song:
    • Hildy sings about her evil plan to scare the queen with spiders in "Spider Fighters".
    • Her song about Gloomy Day in "Jollybells".
  • Woman Child: Hildy. She is prone to throwing temper tantrums that are very similar to the kind of tantrums you'd expect a little kid to throw.
    • Queen Delightful also fits.
  • What Is This Feeling?: In both "Hildy the Good" and "Jollybells", Hildy realizes she's feeling "good" and reacts with disgust.
  • Why Did It Have To Be:
    • In "Itsy Bitsy Spider Fighters", Lord Starchbottom and Grim Gloom are both hysterically afraid of spiders, even ones that are itsy-bitsy. Grim moreso as he is afraid of his own reflection when he is turned into a spider for a scheme. Also in the same episode, Grim is also afraid of ladybugs.
    • In "For the Love of Cheese", Hildy can't stand slimy icky things like frogs, lizards, and tapioca.
  • Wild Take: Grim does one of these in "Itsy-Bitsy Spider Fight" when he's first scared by a little spider, who thinks Grim is its mother.
  • Xylophone Gag: Attempted by the Glooms, who try to replace Queen Delightful's organ with one that, when a certain note is played, would turn all of Jollywood to stone. They never get to implement their plan, however, due to the 7D accidentally breaking their organ.
  • Yodel Land: Jollywood is depicted as this with its multiple design elements. Best exemplified at the end of "Gnome Alone" where in celebration Queen Delightful starts yodeling and is soon followed in suit by a good number of the kingdom.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Every member of the 7D has been completely redesigned.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Grim and Hildy Gloom have blue and purple hair, respectively.
  • Younger and Hipper: The majority of the 7D are noticeably younger than their selves from the original movie. Doc, Happy, and Grumpy appear to be middle aged compared to their original geezer selves. Sneezy and Bashful appear to be much more younger than them. Sleepy and Dopey though appear to retain their original ages.

Wander over YonderCreator/Walt Disney Television Animation    
Seijuu Sentai GingamanCreator/Disney XDSlugterra
6teenWestern AnimationAaagh! It's the Mr. Hell Show!

random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
50260
46