The names of the seven dwarfs from "Snow White" are Doc, Happy, Bashful, Sneezy, Sleepy, Grumpy and Dopey. In the original "Snow White" fairy tale published in 1812 by the Brothers Grimm, the seven dwarfs did not have individual names. The seven dwarfs were later given the names Blick, Snick, Plick, Whick, Flick, Glick and Quee in the 1912 Broadway play "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," and were changed for the Walt Disney film.Continue Reading
Doc acts as the leader of the dwarfs, but he tends to be bumbling. Happy has a boisterous personality and loves to laugh. Sneezy is constantly sneezing, and Sleepy always seems like he is about to fall asleep. Bashful is shy, especially around Snow White. Grumpy is usually cranky and does not like to follow the rest of the group. Dopey is the jester of the group and causes quite a few laughs.
In August, 1934, Walt Disney began story development on the Snow White project. The seven dwarfs were to be one of the main attractions of the story. The dwarfs consisted of the leader and the six others whose names described their characteristics, personalities and unique traits. From the beginning, there were over 50 name options for the dwarfs, including Jumpy, Deafy, Dizzy, Hickey, Wheezy, Baldy, Gabby, Nifty, Sniffy, Swift, Lay, Puffy, Stuffy, Tubby, Shorty and Burpy. The final seven were chosen through a process of elimination.
The seven dwarfs' roles and names in the film were finalized in November of 1935. Dopey, the only dwarf without a beard or a voice, was the last and most successful character of the seven.
"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" was Walt Disney Production's first full-length animated release, and Snow White was the first animated character to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.Learn more about Folklore