Last updated June 1st 2023
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The seven dwarfs are supporting characters in Disney's first animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which was released in 1937, based on the 1812 German fairytale by the Brothers Grimm.
Snow White met the seven dwarfs, miners by trade, in their cottage in the woods after fleeing for her life from her stepmother, the Evil Queen. After cleaning up their house, she fell asleep in their beds and awoke some time later to find them all staring curiously at her. Introductions then followed.
Snow White correctly guessed every one of the seven dwarfs' names, starting with Doc, then Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Happy, Dopey and finally Grumpy. Just like Snow White was able to do, you can pretty easily recognize who's who from the seven dwarfs' appearance, which strongly reflects their unique personalities.
Who: Bashful is the quiet, shy and generally sweet dwarf who sometimes blushes and awkwardly plays with his beard.
Appearance: Bashful has light brown eyes, a large nose and a long beard. He wears a light brown coat and a green hat.
Voiced by: Scotty MattrawBashful pictures
Who: Doc is the leader of the group, often giving out orders and sometimes mixing up and stumbling over his words.
Appearance: Doc has brown eyes, a largish nose and a short beard. He wears glasses, a red coat and a golden hat.
Voiced by: Roy Atwell
Fun fact: Doc is the only dwarf whose name is not an adjective. He's also the only dwarf who wears glasses.Doc pictures
Who: the silly dwarf who doesn't speak, simply because he never tried to. Dopey is rather prone to accidents.
Appearance: Dopey has blue eyes, a small nose and large ears. He is the only dwarf with no beard. He wears a green coat and a purple hat.
Fun fact: Dopey is the only dwarf without a beard. Originally, he was intended to speak, and many different voices were tried for him, but none could be found to anyone's liking, so he was made mute.Dopey pictures
Who: the stubborn, ill-tempered dwarf who is often scowling and crossing his arms to show his displeasure and annoyance. Grumpy is slow to trust, but has a big heart.
Appearance: Grumpy has dark brown eyes, a rather large nose and a long beard. He wears a red coat and a brown hat.
Voiced by: Pinto Colvig
Fun facts: Grumpy has the biggest nose out of the seven dwarfs. Both Grumpy and Sleepy were voiced by the same actor.Grumpy pictures
Who: the dwarf with a sunny disposition who loves to laugh and spread good cheer.
Appearance: Happy has light brown eyes, a small nose, a short beard and bushy white eyebrows. He wears a rust-colored vest over a golden shirt, and a golden hat.
Voiced by: Otis HarlanHappy pictures
Who: the dwarf who can barely stay awake. He is often seen yawning with droopy eyes, that is when he isn't dozing, napping, sleeping, slumbering or snoozing.
Appearance: Sleepy has brown eyes, a largish nose and a long beard. He wears a dust-colored coat and a green hat.
Voiced by: Pinto Colvig
Fun fact: Sleepy is the first dwarf that appears onscreen. He can be seen from behind, sitting in a cart in the diamond mine.Sleepy pictures
Who: the dwarf with a case of severe hay fever who is prone to uncontrollable fits of sneezing. His sneezes are so uncannily powerful that they can blow even heavy objects across a room.
Appearance: Sneezy has brown eyes, a largish nose and a short beard. He wears a dull brown coat and a golden hat.
Voiced by: Billy Gilbert
Fun fact: The voice of Sneezy, Billy Gilbert, was a stage and screen comedian known for his sneezing routine.Sneezy pictures
Are there more than seven dwarfs in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs?
Several other dwarfs were proposed for the movie, but didn't make the cut, including Awful, Biggy, Blabby, Burpy, Dirty, Gabby, Gaspy, Gloomy, Hoppy, Hotsy, Jaunty, Jumpy, Nifty, Shifty and Thrifty.
There is no indication of the dwarfs' being related. Their relationship is perhaps best described as roommates and co-workers who are also friends.
How does the Disney version differ from the fairytale by the Brothers Grimm?
In the 1812 fairytale, the dwarfs are never given names. The Evil Queen makes two more attempts on Snow White's life than she does in the movie, and the dwarfs save her both times.
So there you have it: all seven dwarfs! Who's your favorite?
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