Cinema: Snovit & the Seven Polyglots

Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has. been shown in 48 countries outside the U. S., under names ranging from SnÖvit och de Sju Dvärjarma (Swedish) to Snjeharka (Czech), with "dubbings" in Dutch, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, etc. Recently, to whet a possibly surfeited U. S. appetite, Disney announced he would withdraw the English version from U. S. circulation.

Last week the French version, Blanche Neige et Les SeptNains, was released in Manhattan. In French, Snow White's friends are called Grincheux (Grumpy), Simplet (Dopey), Prof (Doc), Joyeux (Happy), Timide (Bashful), Atchoum (Sneezy) and Dormeur (Sleepy). When the little men perform...

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