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7 Dwarfs Names and Where to Find Them at Disney

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Do you remember the 7 Dwarfs names?

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a well-known story that will forever be loved. Let’s take a closer look at each of the seven dwarfs names in order to identify them by their personalities.

These seven men have made an impact on many generations of children who love reading about their adventures with Snow White! Can you name 7 dwarfs yourself? If not, read the list and see which one you forgot?

Who are the Seven Dwarfs?

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a Disney movie released in 1937.

However, before Walt Disney brought it to the big screen, Snow White emerged as part of the Grimm’s Brothers Fairytales back in 1812.

At that point, the seven dwarfs names didn’t exist. They remained nameless until their Broadway debut a hundred years later. Even then, though, the names of the seven dwarfs were not as we know now in this classic movie.

Walt went through many iterations of the 7 dwarfs names before finally settling on the ones we know and love today.

Movie Plot

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a classic fairytale about a princess and her stepmother that wants to get rid of her (really, why are stepmothers given such a bad rap with Disney? I’m a stepmother, too!).

Snow White finds a cute cottage that she falls asleep in only to be awoken by seven dwarfs! The dwarfs offer to let her live with them, but she is unfortunately poisoned from an apple by the Evil Witch (her stepmother).

As with all Disney movies, the happy ending concludes with a prince finding the princess (in a glass-enclosed coffin) and kisses her. This, evidently, is true love’s kiss and they live happily ever after!

Okay, let’s find out more about who those Seven Dwarfs are!

7 Dwarfs names and figurines with a white background
Seven Dwarfs

The 7 Dwarfs Names

Doc

Long known to be the leader of the dwarfs, Doc is the father figure.

Doc has a little bit of a stuttering issue, especially when he doesn’t know what to say.

He does sing a solo in “Bluddle-Uddle-Um-Dum (The Dwarfs’ Washing Song)” and often breaks out into song during other musical numbers.

The most industrious of the dwarfs—he is constantly fixing ditches, constructing ladders and building cabinets for Snow White’s cottage, Doc definitely likes to get things done.

Doc is recognized by his white beard and wire-rimmed spectacles (in fact, the only dwarf that wears glasses). He mostly reminds me of Santa Claus.

He wears red coveralls and heavy shoes, as well as a yellow cap and brown pants.

Moreover, Doc’s personality reflects Walt Disney’s—he is the most gentlemanly and diplomatic of the dwarfs, but he can also be cantankerous.

Sleepy

One thing Sleepy dwarf always like to do is sleep! Sleepy is known for his many attempts to catch some shut-eye, even if it’s not the best time.

Sleepy is recognizable by his sleepy eyes and their perpetually half slits and a green hat

He has sleepy eyes that are always half-closed, and his mouth barely moves when he speaks—he is only heard yawning or snoring.

He wears a brown shirt and orange pants.

Visible when he lies down for a nap or gets up from his chair, his stomach is always seen protruding out of the hem of his pants.

Dopey

Dopey dwarf is the favorite of Snow White even though he doesn’t speak. He is known for his dim-wittedness, and he always manages to wreak havoc without even realizing it.

Dopey’s appearance resembles that of a child—he has rosy cheeks and is clad in blue trousers with a yellow shirt and gray hat.

Consequently, he can be very charming at times. Such as the time he kept circling to get a goodbye kiss from Snow White.

Dopey is the only dwarf not to have a beard.

Pinto Colvig provided Dopey’s voice, a noted vaudeville and motion-picture buff, who had done Pete in Disney’s “Pinocchio” and would later give voice to Wendy in “Peter Pan”.

Grumpy

Grumpy is known for his constant complaints. He hates everything from morning till night.

It is rare to see him without a frown on his face and is usually very pessimistic.

Grumpy often rejects Dopey’s ideas, and his comments are always full of sarcasm.

One of the catchphrases of the movie comes from Grumpy. His favorite phrase is “I don’t feel like it!”, which is said in a deep growling manner that has become one of the most famous catchphrases in cinema history.

Grumpy wears a red shirt, brown trousers and a brown hat. He usually is seen carrying an ax.

Happy

Happy dwarf is the chubbiest of all the dwarfs. He is a jolly person who is always out to have a good time. Happy is known for his incredible appetite, which matches his round figure.

He’s also very enthusiastic but has a short attention span, and this leads him into a constant misadventure.

Happy wears a yellow shirt with a red vest, blue trousers and sports an orange hat.

Bashful

Bashful dwarf had a crush on Snow White and is the most romantic of all the dwarfs. He is easily the most bashful of all seven dwarfs, and he struggles to express himself due to his overwhelming shyness.

Although Bashful has a soft spot for Snow White, he never summons up enough courage to tell her how he feels. He only becomes open when he’s alone with the other dwarfs.

Bashful wears a gold shirt and red pants with a green hat.

Sneezy

Sneezy dwarf is known for his snoring and sneezes so powerful that they can move objects and people across the room. He often gives warnings when a sneeze is about to attack (from his hay fever) and the other dwarfs try and stifle it by holding his nose.

This was the last Dwarfs name that Walt Disney had decided upon and chose to use a physical attribute instead of a personality trait when naming him.

Sneezy wears a brown shirt with red pants and a gold hat.

Woman in a long flowing blue dress, although you can't see her head in the picture, holding a red apple in her hand.
Snow White princess with the famous red apple.

What 7 dwarfs name did you forget?

Ok, if you are anything like me, the 7 dwarfs name I always forget is Happy. I’m not sure why. Maybe because it’s not as obvious as Grumpy or Sneezy or Sleepy? For some reason, those dwarfs seem more memorable.

Poor Happy. And he’s one of the friendliest dwarfs, too. What about you? What names of the 7 dwarfs didn’t you remember?

Where to see the 7 Dwarfs at Disney World

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Anyone wanting to see the Seven Dwarfs at Disney World needs only to look in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. This ride is one of the newest in all of Disney World and always has a long wait time.

Wooden structure housing the entrance to Magic Kingdom's Seven Dwarf's Mine Train. People crowding the entrance trying to get in.

However, the interactive queue for the ride is lengthy but worth it. Guests are able to see the dwarfs hard at work mining jewels and gold in an old-fashioned mine.

Girl in pony tail playing with brightly colored fake gems while in line for a ride at the Magic Kingdom
Play with gems while in line at Seven Dwarfs Mine Ride

The ride itself is a roller coaster that has been described as short but sweet.

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train takes everyone into the mine by way of a swinging wooden roller coaster car. This ride is unique in that it was the first of its kind to use a new technology called linear induction motor braking, which adds a high-tech element to the ride without making it too scary for younger children.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train rollercoaster at Disney World
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

At the end of the ride, you can see Snow White in the cottage dancing with the Seven Dwarfs.

Seven Dwarfs Meet and Greet

Unfortunately, if you want to meet the dwarfs, you need to attend one of Disney’s holiday ticketed parties such as for Halloween or Christmas.

At Pete’s Silly Sideshow, in the back of Fantasyland, people can meet and take pictures with the Seven Dwarfs.

Parades

The Seven Dwarfs used to be seen at The Magic Kingdom’s Festival of Fantasy parade.

However, the parade has since been out of commission from March 2020 onwards. Disney World is planning a new nighttime parade, Disney Enchantment, which will debut on October 1, 2021, to coincide with their 50th-anniversary celebration. Hopefully, the Dwarfs will return!

Where to see the 7 Dwarfs at Disneyland

Snow White’s Enchanted Wish opened in April of 2021 in Disneyland as a much-improved version of Snow White’s Scary Adventures. The latter ride was part of the original Disneyland landscape that opened in 1955.

Although it was never one of the fastest rides at Disneyland, it was always known for its dark and scary scenes with children coming off of the ride crying and in tears.

Therefore, Disney revamped the scenery to make it brighter and more cheerful, much like the Mine Train at Disney World.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs FAQs

What were the Seven Dwarfs original names?

A Broadway play in 1912 recreated the Grimm’s Fairytale. While Grimm’s never gave the 7 dwarfs names in its 1812 fairytale, the play used the names Blick, Flick, Glick, Snick, Plick, Whick and Quee.

Who are the Seven Dwarfs named after?

Walt Disney named the Seven Dwarfs after his closest animators.

It is popularly believed that Walt Disney named the Seven Dwarfs after his own seven staff animators: Carmine Coppola, Ted Sears, Les Clark, Wolfgang Reitherman, Eric Larson, John Lounsbery and William Cottrell.

Each of these names of dwarfs represents a different personality trait, as well.

Who was Snow White’s favorite dwarf?

Everyone has favorites. Snow White isn’t any different. Her favorite of the seven dwarfs is Dopey.

What did the Dwarfs do in the mine each day?

Grumpy, Happy, Bashful and Sleepy dug for diamonds each day while Sleepy collected those that were dug up.

Sleepy then gives them to Doc who determined which ones should be kept and which should be thrown away.

Dopey then throws out the rejected stones.

Didn’t Walt Disney spell ‘Dwarfs’ incorrectly?

Actually, no. The correct spelling at the time was ‘dwarfs’. It wasn’t until JR Tolkien introduced The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit did the spelling ‘dwarves’ become common.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs movie facts

  1. Original budget was $250,000 – ten times higher than anything Walt Disney ever made.
  2. Final production cost of the movie was $1.4 million dollars – in 1937 dollars!
  3. Inflation adjusted, this movie cost $15 million to make.
  4. Walt Disney mortgaged his house to fund this movie.
  5. No one believed this movie would amount to anything, including Roy, Walt’s brother.
  6. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was named the greatest animated film of all time.
  7. Ranked among the 100 greatest American films by the American Film Institute.
  8. It was the first, full length animated feature film.
  9. It took Walt Disney 4 years to make this film.
  10. Walt had 250 hand-drawn animators working on this movie.

Conclusion

The 7 Dwarfs names are a few of the most iconic and well-known character names from Disney’s Snow White.

Although hard to find in the Disney Parks, make a point to catch their namesake rides in both Disney World and Disneyland.

If you’re looking for a great movie to watch, then the 1937 film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is worth your time. This Disney classic’s longevity speaks volumes about its quality. Go ahead and enjoy Walt Disney’s first full-length animated movie which is also his most popular.

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