What Are the Seven Dwarfs’ Names in Snow White?

Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Happy, Sleepy, Sneezy, and Grumpy are the seven dwarfs from the classic Disney film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Snow White, the kind and gentle princess who lives with the seven dwarfs, as well as the Evil Queen, the Prince, the Huntsman, and the Magic Mirror, are the other key characters in the film.

The seven dwarfs did not have specific names in the original “Snow White” fairy tale published in 1812 by the Brothers Grimm. In the 1912 Broadway play “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” the seven dwarfs were given the names Blick, Snick, Plick, Whick, Flick, Glick, and Quee, which were modified for the Walt Disney film.

Walt Disney began narrative development on the Snow White project in August of 1934. One of the story’s key attractions was supposed to be the seven dwarfs. The dwarfs were made up of the leader and six others, each with a moniker that defined their personalities, characteristics, and unique traits. Jumpy, Deafy, Dizzy, Hickey, Wheezy, Baldy, Gabby, Nifty, Sniffy, Swift, Lay, Puffy, Stuffy, Tubby, Shorty, and Burpy were just a few of the dwarf names available from the start. A process of elimination was used to choose the final seven.

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

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” was Walt Disney’s first feature-length animated film, and Snow White was the first animated figure to be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Each of the seven dwarfs has their own distinct personality. Bashful is a shy character who frequently wraps his arms around Snow White. Doc considers himself the group’s leader, although he frequently stumbles around because he has lost his train of thought. Dopey bothers Grumpy and Doc on a regular basis, yet he is never malicious, and he is always attempting to be silly, making him the film’s comic relief. Happy is a plump dwarf with a cheerful and kind personality who brings happiness to the dwarfs. Despite being the most alert of the seven dwarfs, Sleepy is always exhausted and ready to fall asleep. Sneezy sneezes constantly due to a never-ending case of hay fever, yet he still enjoys having fun with everyone. Grumpy is constantly upset and annoyed by the dwarves’ actions. Snow White staying with them irritates Grumpy as well.

The film’s actual struggle comes from the Evil Queen, who is hell-bent on eliminating Snow White so that she can become the fairest of them all. Snow White and the seven dwarfs’ lives are turned upside down by her.

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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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