What Are the Seven Dwarfs in Snow White’s Names?

Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Happy, Sleepy, Sneezy, and Grumpy are the seven dwarfs in the beloved Disney classic “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Along with the Evil Queen, the Prince, the Huntsman, and the Magic Mirror, other notable characters in the movie include Snow White, the benevolent and gentle princess who resides with the seven dwarfs.

The seven dwarfs were unnamed in the original “Snow White” fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, which was published in 1812. In the 1912 Broadway production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” the seven dwarfs were given the names Blick, Snick, Plick, Whick, Flick, Glick, and Quee; these names were modified for the Walt Disney movie.

Walt Disney started working on the Snow White project’s story in August 1934. One of the key draws of the narrative was supposed to be the seven dwarfs. The leader and the other six dwarfs were identified by their names, which also indicated their individual attributes and personality features.

Jumpy, Deafy, Dizzy, Hickey, Wheezy, Baldy, Gabby, Nifty, Sniffy, Swift, Lay, Puffy, Stuffy, Tubby, Shorty, and Burpy were only a few of the more than 50 possible names for the dwarfs at first. Elimination criteria were used to select the top seven.

In November 1935, the names and roles of the seven dwarfs in the movie were decided. The final and most endearing of the seven was Dopey, the only dwarf without a voice or beard.

Snow White was the first animated character to be awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” was Walt Disney Productions’ first full-length animated film.

Each of the seven dwarfs has a distinctive personality. Shy and frequently burying his head in Snow White, bashful is shy. Doc sees himself as the group’s leader, yet he frequently stumbles because he has lost his focus.

Dopey consistently irritates Grumpy and Doc, but he never intends any harm and he’s always trying to be amusing, so he serves as the movie’s comic relief. The plump dwarf Happy is cheerful and outgoing, bringing the other dwarfs delight. Even though Sleepy is the most perceptive of the seven dwarfs, he is constantly exhausted and ready to fall asleep.

Sneezy enjoys having fun with everyone despite constantly sneezing due to a severe case of hay fever. Grumpy is always upset and irritated by the dwarves’ stupid actions. The fact that Snow White stays with them irks Grumpy as well.

The Evil Queen, who is adamant about getting rid of Snow White so she can be the fairest of them all, causes the main conflict in the movie. She causes chaos in Snow White and the lives of the seven dwarfs.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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