The 'Seven Dwarves' get a new look
June 21st, 2012
03:30 PM ET

The 'Seven Dwarves' get a new look

In case the two recent Snow White movies and "Once Upon a Time" weren't enough for you, Snow White is even having a moment on children's television.

The recently launched Disney Junior channel announced on Tuesday that they've started production on "The 7D," a reboot of Snow White's "Seven Dwarves."

Designed by Noah Z. Jones of the popular Disney series "Fish Hooks," "The 7D" look quite different from how we're used to seeing them.

"Our goal for Disney Junior is to engage kids with stories and characters that represent the very best of Disney storytelling," said Disney Junior Senior Vice President Nancy Kanter in a release.

"With 'The 7D,' we look to continue Walt Disney's legacy of reinterpreting classic folk and fairy tales in ways that delight new audiences. We're excited to re-imagine these familiar characters and put them in a new humorous setting that we think will entertain kids and parents alike."

The show's creative team has a pedigree going back to the beloved 1990s children's series "Animaniacs," "Pinky & the Brain" and "Tiny Toon Adventures," which might give us some idea of the tone of the series.

The show takes place in "Jollywood," whose Queen Delightful calls upon Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Dopey, Grumpy and Doc (yes, the old names remain intact) to keep order in the kingdom. No word if Snow will make an appearance.

What do you think of the new look? Share your thoughts below.


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    November 4, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Sophia

    Terrible. Not the fantastic artwork that Walt Disney was known for. These aren't dwarves, they're creepy clowns.

    July 3, 2012 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
  3. JeffinIL

    Eleven days and counting as a front page entertainment story. This must be the entertainment story of the year.

    July 2, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. wellhello

    Walt Disney did not create the story of Snow White and the 7 dwarves. He did give the dwarves different names from the originals. So why can't someone else take their own interpretation of the dwarves just as Walt did. Just because his is the best known, doesn't mean he created everything.

    July 2, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. MachoTaco

    go to youtube and look up "Snow White and the Sebben Dwarves"

    July 2, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  6. Just saying.

    Tacky evil nasty clowns drawn by a drunk Homer Simpson.

    July 2, 2012 at 4:45 am | Report abuse |
  7. Just saying.

    The 7 characters look like C>R>A>P! Evil nasty clowns. They are tacky. And yeah, 2 – 7 year olds will like them 'cause they do not know better and their parents set them in front of the TV screen.

    Tacky evil nasty clowns drawn by a drunk Homer Simpson.

    July 2, 2012 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  8. BWB

    Why can't people leave well enough alone? This is slap in the face to all of us who grew up
    with the iconic dwarves we knew and loved. Disney sucks now and so do those who are
    always changing the past to suck up to the marketplace and to the demographics in America
    which unfortunately is changing.........starting with the White House..

    July 1, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Greg

    HATE IT!

    July 1, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  10. sebulba354

    yec-c-c-c-c-h-h-h-!

    July 1, 2012 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  11. hebrewberg

    I bet none were written or created or envisioned by JEWS!

    June 30, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Sayward

    HORRIBLE!!!! What the hell is Disney thinking???? I wish they would just stop trying to "revision" everything! Have FAITH in what Walt created! If you must have some stupid new animation dwarfs, then call them gnomes, magical elves, or sprites! Just DON'T refer to them as the dwarfs from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"! Have some respect here! I don't care if the cartoon is a huge major hit with the kiddies and makes Disney a ton of money! Just DON'T try to "revision" the classic look of the Seven Dwarfs! You're breakin' my heart, Disney! :-(

    June 30, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Lovely

    I think they are cute. As a lover of Snow White, I think it is about time that they introduce a story line just about the dwarves. I also think that the animation is cute.

    June 30, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  14. jharry3

    I bet the copy right on the original dwarves is about to expire to they need a new image to sell.

    June 30, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  15. Dave

    Crap...absolute crap. Leave the original characters as they are intended to be for generations to come. Not this JUNK.

    June 29, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Jones

    Grammatically correct or not the original film is:

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    NOT dwarves.

    June 29, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  17. dirty Joe

    Why are they all dressed like dirty, stinking clowns?

    This is seriously the best Disney can come up with? Horrible. Whoever drew these should lock themselves in a basement without food or a bathroom until they can learn to draw. My dog draws better than this.

    June 29, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Tiny Bubbles

    They look like they were drawn by a retarded chicken. Sad...really sad.

    June 29, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  19. JeffinIL

    This story is STILL here?

    June 28, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Burbank

    Just plain fugly! The old Disney characters were 100% better and more relatable!

    June 28, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Jodey

    The original story was "Snow White and the Seven DWARFS." In fact, "dwarfs" was the only correct plural of "dwarf" until Tolkien wrote "dwarves" in his novels, which became very popular.

    June 28, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob Weasel

      Actually, Tolkien re-created the proper pluralization of 'dwarves' (following the same logic as 'elves') from the original word-stock. It's not as if he simply made it up.

      June 28, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Les

    I doubt that the target market fot this cartoon is going to be commenting here.

    June 28, 2012 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  23. rc

    They look like clowns. I don't like it.

    June 28, 2012 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Dr. Ruth

      Snow-white gave me a call a few weeks ago, She asked me if living with seven dwarfs would be seen as a sin, my answer was.. If you like the dwarfs and feel comfortable living and sleeping with them, that would be something that you are allowed to do in the privacy of your own home, and if it feels good!! do it..!! No body’s business if you like to have seven lovers..

      June 28, 2012 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  24. who cares SERIOUSLY

    SERIOUSLY WHO CARES? If you dont like it don't watch it..... I have no opinion of it because it doesnt affect my life so why should I become irate and rediculous over the fact that they are releasing a childrens show... Calm your nerves people

    June 27, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • hipster

      People are commenting because the article specifically asked peopel to "share your thoughts below."

      You're the one that's overreacting and getting defensive.

      June 29, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • beechwood1

      and you've probably never been murdered, raped, robbed, killed in war, maimed in a hospital, had toxic food, been an illegal imiigrant, persecuted by the government or police,... so don't ever comment or have an opinion about any of that either...

      July 1, 2012 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  25. Sleepy

    I like them!

    Rita: I think Dopey is the tall one with mismatched socks. Sneezy is the little guy on the far right with the tissue in his pocket.

    June 27, 2012 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  26. ruemorgue

    Un-imaginative.

    June 26, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Art

    Just looking at their picure it is hard to tell which one is Dopey - kind of like those folks who "represent" us in DC!

    June 26, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Veronica

    Can't stand fish hooks. Stupid cartoon. Love the old Snow White & the seven little men & this is just an insult to Walt Disney. I think he would hate what is being done to this BELOVED BY MILLIONS cartoon. I won't be watching & neither will my grandson. Can't we leave the old favorites alone? Is there not enough cartoonist talent out there to make up something new instead of basing it on the old. Come on, get more creative & stop re-doing everything that came before. If they start messing with Bambi, it's all over folks.

    June 26, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tommy

      LOL. The word grandson verified what I was thinking. It's a common theme to have the older generation dislike what generations after them enjoy. Times change, I don't particularly care for some of the stuff my kids like, but Hey, they like it. The article says the show is for Disney Junior. If I'm correct, Fish Hooks is a regular Disney show, so THE 7D may not be like Fish Hooks at all. You can't get all mad just because the characters you know LOOK different today. The article gave barely a glimpse of what the show will be about and yet, you already hate it. Also, in regards to your comment about finding new material, didn't Walt Disney rework an older version of Snow White?

      June 26, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Becky

    Actually, I think they're pretty cute. :)

    June 26, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  30. Jill American

    Fish Hooks is crap and so is this.

    June 26, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  31. dave223

    It's "DWARFS" not dwarves for goodness sakes... or was this done intentionally?

    June 25, 2012 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Ira

      I was just going to ask the same thing. Why did they misspell "Dwarfs"?

      June 25, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • jbaer

      In correspondence he made with JRR Tolkein, Walt Disney admitted he mis-spelled the word 'dwarves', but did not have the money to fix the movie.

      June 25, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Bob

    Circus clowns (with apologies to all legitimate circus clowns).

    June 25, 2012 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  33. TJ Furtado

    This is not Disney work. Disappointing.

    June 25, 2012 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  34. floyd schrodinger

    Your new look is dumb, really dumb, and as "formula" as every other poorly done children’s TV show.

    June 25, 2012 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  35. Nomouse

    Cheap, crappy animation. Typical of the New Disney. Walt would not be proud, but then Walt Disney didn't try to be a billion-dollar-a-year CEO by cajoling money out of kids

    June 25, 2012 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  36. Pete Cedar

    Cheap animation. Anything that can be done to squeeze a buck out of production costs and to make something with bouncing colors and stupid dialog to get the younger watchers focused on the action, the better. These guys REALLY blow.

    June 25, 2012 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
    • jheron

      Actually Disney has put out some really great cartoons lately from Phineas and Ferb, to Tron Uprising.They definitely didn't skimp on Tron..its pretty amazing.
      As for the character designs...if you look at kids books out there, there are a million different styles out there that appeal to kids. This style may not appeal to you or I, but I am glad that Disney doesn't stick with one style for their shows. I personally wish they scrapped their Live shows and stuck with just cartoons....same goes with Nickelodean.

      June 25, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Sandra

    Wow. How about renaming it to "Snow White and the 7 Sponge Bob Square Pants"?

    June 24, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • lindaluttrell

      Poor Walt Disney! He must be spinning in his grave over this one. Fugly, disturbing little critters!

      June 25, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Jose

    I think they like to be referred to as "little people"

    June 24, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Ameri

    Just what we need...more dumbing down of America! These dwarfs are creepy!

    June 24, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  40. ta

    If i were working at disney i'd be happy to see the negative feedback. anyone reading this website is not the target audience. kids are going to LOVE this.

    June 24, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  41. no.

    why did you insist on destroying my childhood?

    Just because you lack the imagination to create something new does not mean you should reinvent a classic, therein destroying the classic for future generations.

    shame on you.

    June 24, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Grumpster

    Awful doesn't even begin to describe this. Atrocious is closer....and add in idiotic, cheesy, dumb, and about 40 other adjectives and then you'll have it close.

    June 24, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  43. Foghorn Leghorn

    Seven morons.

    June 24, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
    • cmarrou

      I assume you are referring to the Seven Developmentally-Disabled Little People.

      June 28, 2012 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  44. Mike

    Walt is probably rolling around in his grave right about now. Bad animation sequence and execution of artwork. It seems like it gets worse and worse every year.

    June 24, 2012 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Will S

      Walt Disney didn't care about animation after the 40s. Peter Pan, Alice, Cinderella were all long term projects started in the 40s. After that there were only a handful of cartoons made (Lady and the Tramp, 101 Dalmations, Sleeping Beauty, Sword in the Stone). The animator's strike in1941 and 4 years of government cartoons killed his enthusiasm for that. Disney's bread and butter was live action, merchandise, and starting in the mid 50s, theme parks.

      June 24, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • jheron

      Mike, in all honesty, cartoons have never been better....especially the writing. Just because the art style is not the same style as Disney did 70 years ago doesn't mean the shows don't have considerable talent behind them. I may not like to style, but I bet kids will.

      June 25, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Calrk Nova

      Unless he's mellowed a bit in the grave, Walt would be spinning like a top and yelling about what the Jews were doing to his studio.

      June 29, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Steves

    More revisionist history.

    June 23, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Vachon

    ok is anyone elts looking at this and thinking where is fat albert??

    June 23, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Bill

    How does the tall one (Dopey?) eat or drink? Does he need to unzip his pants?

    June 23, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  48. Breed7

    I'm sure others have pointed this out, as it's VERY BASIC English, but the plural of "dwarf" is "dwarfs.". Are CNN writers just totally illiterate? Anyone who is paid to write should know this.

    June 23, 2012 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
    • pensimmon

      Actually "dwarves" is an acceptable plural for dwarf. Be careful when you pontificate.

      June 23, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Dwarves has been the popular way to write the plural form since Tolkien did it in The Hobbit. It has been repeated so many times for so long, it has actually become an accepted way to write the word. What is language, other than how people speak and write?

      June 23, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Gladdensnoot

      Linguistically, either is an acceptable plural of the generic dwarf. But in reference to Snow White specifically, it should be "Dwarfs".

      June 23, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • meadowsdesign

      Both are correct English. Anybody who comments on a forum should at least bother to look it up before opening their trap.

      June 25, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Pilgrim

    Get real people.It's only story; but to be truthful, I do prefer the original dwarves.. Why fix it if it isn't broken. The cartoons they have today are so disconnected from reality, that kids are so programed to absorb what they see in today's toons . Thry have no socially or moral redemptive value. We had cartoons when i was akid,yhat taught proper values Oh well --signs of the times

    June 22, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Popeye taught kids values? How about Tom & Jerry? I would say they have many more cartoons now that teach kids values (watch Nick Jr) than those of the past. That being said, there is a heck of a lot more choices, and many of those are cartoons really meant for adults.

      June 23, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Clark Nova

      Bill,
      Tom and Jerry taught us all about the physics of plastic and elastic deformation.

      June 29, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  50. John

    Amazing. Everyone crying and moaning before even two cels have been joined. I wonder how many people reacted the same way when they first saw a single animation cel of SOUTH PARK with it's construction paper characters? This is for children, after all; how truly demanding are they? Remember Pokeman and the never-ending Sponge Bob?

    June 22, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Lynn

    These Seven look plum stupid!!!!!!!! Go back ot the other ones they are much better!!!

    June 22, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  52. George Lyda

    That's about right for today's cartoonist's who have NO talent!

    June 22, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Grandma

    No! No! 1000 Times, No! This is just wrong. How horrible these guys look. You cannot do any better than the original. Are you trying to give the kids nightmares!

    June 22, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Not so Fast

    I guess the "D" stands for D O R K S. i agree with the vast majority of the people on here, they look like crap. I have three kids, they are 6, 7, and 8 years old. They are your average funny loving kids that love to play and watch TV when we let them " a couple of hours a week" and they at there young age refuse to watch low quality programing. Poorly drawn, unrealistic dribble is not tolerated by them. My son has gone to his room one his own and pulled out a book to read rather than watch shows like aurthor. An he is the one I have to push to read. When I ask my girls why they aren't paying attention to the show, they said : there is nothing good on, this looks like I drew it in preschool.

    Wake up disney, The SEVEN D's is not quality.... it is far from it.

    June 22, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Robin

    One word: HORRIBLE!!!
    Bring back the original looking dwarfs.

    June 22, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  56. bob

    Disney has turned into MTV for kids, the crap they make is rubbish. shows with jokes so bad and cliche they have to put fake laughing in so people know it was a joke. I dont even let my kid watch it anymore

    June 22, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • lib

      I agree with you. The disney channel is a huge disappointment. The shows are aweful.

      June 22, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Father #1

      I do take exception with Bob's characterization of Disney Channel as a whole. Little Einsteins and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse are good educational programs which have helped my 2 year old learn quite a bit. Every childs experience is different but I encourage parents to watch most Disney Channel programs before say... Nick shows or sponge blob.

      June 22, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      Television is not meant for 2 year old and younger children. It's not educational at that point in development. It's just a babysitter. Shame on you, Father.

      June 25, 2012 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  57. Grailpuffin

    They're fun! A fresh and interesting take on old characters. I think this design will be entirely accessible to kids. We'll always have Walt's beloved version so a reboot threatens nothing.

    June 22, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Jim

    This is a sly move to renew Disney's copyrights and trademarks covering the names of the dwarfs (which are not part of the public domain original Grimm story).

    June 22, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Hugh Jass

    They will never top this one: http://archive.org/details/bb_snow_white

    June 22, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Billy Hill

      OMG my brain hurts! That was weird. But I think there were just six dwarfs.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Dalt Wisney

    They were perfect before, installed in their wonderful carved house with every symbol of primitive animism possible and earning their living with scientific precision as practical geologists.

    June 22, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Snow Blow

    They look more like clowns at the circus than dwarves defending the kinddom....

    June 22, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Da Truth

    Animaniacs and Pinky & The Brain are 2 of the best cartoons ever made. The adult innuendo interlaced into children's stories can't be beat. I wonder if they will do the same with 7D.

    June 22, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  63. A. Nonny Mouse

    You have got to be kidding me.

    What do I think of the new look? Pathetic.
    Some have said this will appeal to children; I don't know, the original Disney animated version appealed to children just fine. This is taking animation to a new low for Disney. Over-simplification seems to be the order of the day, and unfortunately, with this cartoon, Disney seems to be playing to that audience. I guess it's easier and cheaper, so again, quality takes a backseat.
    We won't be watching.

    June 22, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Joe

    Where is Snow White? Without her its just a bunch of silly dwarfs.

    June 22, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  65. Joe

    They look like pedophiles...

    June 22, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  66. One Who Cares

    Even if Disney owns the copyright – I'll have to consider this a copyright violation.

    June 22, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      Since the Snow White story is one of the Grimm fairy tales, Disney doesn't own the copyright to the story, which is how you get two Snow White movies this year with dwarfs.

      June 25, 2012 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  67. .•|•.

    They're kinda scary lookin' for little kids, don't ya think?

    June 22, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  68. Alfie

    I think Hannah summed it up best: hideous! I'll bet they burp and fart and chop eachother's limbs off for a laugh too *sigh*

    June 22, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  69. Shawn

    I think they're cute and funny looking, kids will love them! Always amazes me how much people hate change.

    June 22, 2012 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  70. Tex

    Considering the fact that the 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarves' story is an old German folktale, and not created by Disney, I think it's fine to have new interpretations. The story will get a whole new audience. What's wrong with that?

    June 22, 2012 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  71. Veina Sloveskzy

    I don't approve much, because i would prefer my children to watch the classic movies, like the original Snow White, This one might not work well....

    June 22, 2012 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
    • MarkinFL

      However, it is not the Snow White story that they are presenting.

      June 22, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  72. AnnieT1111

    absolutely horrible! why subject children to this crap? start them out on the classic movies, don't dumb them down with this drivel!!!

    June 22, 2012 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  73. Concerned

    Not No but HELL NO! Who did they hire (dumb & dumber?) to draw these characters – they must be kindergarten dropouts and colorblind as well. Their color choices make you want to puke. But they did manage to keep the colors within the lines. Another FAILURE at its best.

    June 22, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  74. njnagler

    I've not been happy with the quality of most animated shows lately and this one looks like no exception.
    I suppose this may pretend to help nasty children to learn that everyone is different but I doubt if it will change anything.
    Now, the Rugrats were somewhat crudely drawn but the stories were great. Not sue with the latest ones.

    June 22, 2012 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  75. coolbeans

    I think the new look is flat and without dimension. I think kids need to see a more real look to the characters, along with a moralistic approach. There does not seem to be any real talent or effort put into drawing these characters. I think bringing the original movies back to share with children would be much better.

    June 22, 2012 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  76. Mart

    These guys look awefull. Dwarves work in mines not at the circus. These guys look like clowns and all clowns are evil.
    Go back to original look. The 7 dwarves in Snow White and Huntsman were very well down

    June 22, 2012 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  77. Conrad

    A new low. Disney cartoons and their classic hand-drawn artwork was one thing that led me into lifelong career as a graphic designer; this would have made me choose something else. The look is flat, dull and uninteresting–glitzy at first glance, but ultimately visually boring and cheap.

    June 22, 2012 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  78. No White & The Seven Nots

    No White & The Seven Nots – that's eight nos in all. However, when it airs, in 2014, I'll give it a fair chance and watch a couple of episodes to see if the reboot brings anything new or quirky to the Snow/Dwarves story but at first glance, the Dwarves look like they're going to b played for stooges and dimwits – but appearances can be deceiving and animation is meant to be watched not viewed as a still image. It's geared towards the 2-7 yo audience but if it's subversively clever, it could play to the late night adult crowd and especially, fans of Dopey, if you know what I mean.
    From the visual clues In the promotional image, looking left to right, it appears the Dwarves are:
    Bashful (his hat over eyes, like Mushmouth from Fat Albert fame),
    Sleepy (drooping hat & eyes, pajamas and a cuddly bear thing),
    Dopey (mismatched socks, "hillbilly/Dogpatch clown" appearance),
    Happy (musician, maybe his songs are overly peppy and annoying?),
    Grumpy (flower pot on head, a crackpot conspiracy nut?),
    Doc (the traditional spectacles, llooks like the more studied/professional of the bunch),
    and
    Sneezy (pocket handkerchief? looks like his tie might spin when he sneezes, also, looks like Harpo Marx)

    June 22, 2012 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  79. Jimmy Joe Jim Bob

    There are plenty of very talented people out there.

    The people who drew these characters are not fit to lick the bottom of their shoes.

    June 22, 2012 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  80. nana

    My grown daughters and I were not fans of the other shows these guys created. I know we won't be watching this eituer. Actually I quit getting cable and satallite because of all the crap I don't care to see on tv. I have my Disney Classics to enjoy instead

    June 22, 2012 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  81. Rozelle

    I think they're kinda cute. Little kids will like them. Can't wait to hear them talk!

    June 22, 2012 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  82. Tonya

    I thought this was a joke; It looks like a contest for children and they picked a winner. Maybe, the prize was to go to Disneyworld. I can not believe that this will be used.If, this is used the names should be changed this is a shame

    June 22, 2012 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
  83. hannah

    They're hideous and ridiculous! What does Snow White look like now, Olive Oyl? I hate them . Walt Disney needs to get back here!!
    And, FWIW, the plural of "dwarf" is DWARFS, not dwarves. Like roof and roofs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 22, 2012 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Jimbo Johnson

      The word 'dwarfs' is a verb. When pluralizing dwarf (as a noun) the correct use would be dwarves. Please do a little research prior to posting moronic comments :)

      June 22, 2012 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
    • pensimmon

      Actually, "rooves" is a plural of roof. Look it up.

      June 22, 2012 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
    • JeffinIL

      "For dwarf, the common form of the plural was dwarfs —as, for example, in Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs— until J. R. R. Tolkien popularized dwarves; he intended the changed spelling to differentiate the "dwarf" fantasy race in his novels from the cuter and simpler beings common in fairy tales, but his usage has since spread. Multiple astronomical dwarf stars and multiple nonmythological short human beings, however, remain dwarfs."
      Wikipedia

      June 22, 2012 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Gimlet the Dwarf

      "the plural of "dwarf" is DWARFS, not dwarves." Correct. JRR Tolkien used the ancient variant "Dwarves" to emphasize that his characters were a separate race and not dwarfed humans. The plural is dwarfs for humans, and dwarves for Tolkien's creations.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Fheal

    What a rip off of a once rich legacy.... Walt Disney is rolling in his grave.

    June 22, 2012 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  85. Alan

    Pitiful! The entertainment industry can neither come up with original content nor leave well enough alone!

    June 22, 2012 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
  86. Tessa

    NO! NO! and NO!

    June 22, 2012 at 5:58 am | Report abuse |
  87. TheTraveler

    This is the best Disney can do? Bleh ... 'nuff said.

    June 22, 2012 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |
  88. Jessica

    Not liking the "tone" of this series. I don't like Fish Hooks and I have a feeling I'm not going to like this one either. Disney's choice in animated programming is becoming less and less appealing.

    June 22, 2012 at 5:38 am | Report abuse |
  89. Techrat3D

    As a child, I always assiciated Disney with magic. This is definately NOT the Disney I know, or even WANT to know.
    The characters look more like clowns than dwarfs.

    I hope that all these negative responses will can this production befor it starts.

    June 22, 2012 at 5:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Hugh Jass

      "I always associated Disney with magic" This is the kind where the staggering clown pulls a toy rabbit out of his hat, then makes a balloon animal.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Anatomy professor

    In order to draw the classic Dwarfs we all know and love you have to understand the human form and the way it moves.
    Even with the cartoon appearance of their faces, there was a deep knowledge of human proportions and genius level ability to convey the essence of gesture and movement. Those kind of artists still exist but there is a sad lack of respect for those skills. Everything needs to be "edgy". And we get ugly looking character designs as seen here as a result where the figures are so distorted any kind of animation becomes acceptable because they barely resemble humans anymore. Therefore you can hire cheaper artists and crank out the shows. And whatever happened to having quality illustrators produce beautiful watercolor paintings for the backgrounds? Oh yeah, just use the gradient tool in Photoshop and you're done.

    June 22, 2012 at 4:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Jimmy Joe Jim Bob

      Very well said.

      June 22, 2012 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Hugh Jass

      "Everything needs to be "edgy"." NOT when it's aimed at small children. They don't need sarcasm or irony, they need straight-up storytelling instead of sneaky undermining of the 'happy ending.'

      June 22, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Holly

    The seven dwarfs don't need a new look because Disney shouldn't do a new show. Leave the classics alone and come up with with a brand new idea for the show. I bet the reason the pictures are so cheesy is because Disney doesn't have real animators, they just let a computer do the work.

    June 22, 2012 at 3:47 am | Report abuse |
  92. kathleenrobinson425

    They look ridiculous, like clowns, not dwarfs. Little people are not buffoons in hideously animated cartoons (real animators don't seem to exist anymore), and I'm sure the stories will make the characters seem stupid or have no real story but some boring "lesson." If you're going to have a show about the Seven Dwarfs, hire Little People.

    June 22, 2012 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  93. niblick

    Maybe Tyrion Lannister will be taken more seriously now.

    June 22, 2012 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Hannah

      Who?

      June 22, 2012 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Ivan Other

      I want to see Miles Vorkosigan onscreen now that Tyrion has broken the ground. Tyrion and Miles are the two greatest roles for little people ever created.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Mike

    They look like hillbillies...

    June 22, 2012 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  95. Amanda

    This is what happens when you give everyone an award for showing up, you get cruddy animations which amount to nothing more than ShoeBox Greetings in Motion.

    June 22, 2012 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  96. DS

    This is just another example of how Disney has degenerated since its founder died. Look at the awful programming on the Disney Channel. There is no creativity, no warmth, no moral-to-the-story; just alot of infantile humor and adult-bashing. Walt would be rolling over in his grave.

    June 21, 2012 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yossarian

      We don't have Walt's blatant anti-semitism to deal with, though. Small consolation.

      June 22, 2012 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  97. Aura

    Lmao..who would have thought this topic would make so many people upset/angry. Funny comments thou..lol

    June 21, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  98. JT

    Enough with these little guys. I've already had to sit through two movies this year with them...

    June 21, 2012 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Keksi

    Yeah and princess got boob job.

    June 21, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  100. rob0rah

    Just terrible!!!!!!

    June 21, 2012 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Satyen

    Are these dwarves in the business of stealing underpants?

    June 21, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Richard

      To be a successful writer in Hollywood

      Step 1: Get hired by Disney
      Step 2: ???
      Step 3: Profit

      June 21, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  102. AZWarrior

    Wow. Looks like they are saving a ton of money by not hiring real artists to do the drawing, and the results are obvious. Yuck.

    June 21, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  103. hey you

    funny fact is that this is for Disney Jr as in for kids everyone ranting on this page is upset at a timley classic being changed do you people also keep your old windows 98 and PALM PILOTS handy get over it they arn't changing a classsic just making another show with the charecters from the movie for kiddies thats all if your so upset about the new show don't watch it instead pop in the original movie and for those complaining i mean when was the last time you saw SNOW WHITE comon be real for a min what's stopping you from showing your kid the original movie Disney makes money im 23 and still watch the disney channel i mean you can't deny Disney usally gets it right. and for the misspelling i blame disney jk

    June 21, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mndy

      Not by a long shot. Just because we don't like the way this has been done, does not mean we are old hide-bound dummies. Personally I won't let any of my children view Disney Jr., any more that I want them watching the garbage spewing out of there for the last couple of decades. The critique of the are being cheesy is right on target, it is amateurish and looks like something a talented 7 year old would draw,Yes this channel is targeted at the younger children which makes it even more concerning as shows like "Pinky & the Brain" and "Tiny Toon Adventures" are not suitable for younger audiences. The "New 7 Dwarves" is being created by the same creative team. While I can not speak for other parents, but for myself and family I watch everything first to ensure that it is "family & age" appropriate. Disney may once have been family & children appropriate, but it isn't now and hasn't been for a long time. Disney used to mean "quality" programing, now it is just this side of trashy. If you wish to view it then, by all means, do so but stop denigrating those who disagree with the turn for the worse that Disney has taken.

      June 22, 2012 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
    • altodiva

      Hey you - I don't normally delve into Grammar Police behavior, but jeez. Have you heard of a (decidedly old-fashioned) concept known as PUNCTUATION? Using it might make your post approach the area of readability. It occurs to me that a 23-year-old should probably have at least heard of things such as commas and periods.

      June 22, 2012 at 4:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Sorry but this is more like exchanging a palm pilot for an abacus. Just because something is new doesn't mean it's better. That's one of the most upsetting fallacies being embraced by American society today.

      June 22, 2012 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Hugh Jass

      "im 23 and still watch the disney channel " It shows. Learn to spell and capitalize if you want to be taken seriously by anyone.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  104. robert

    Dumb! What happened to quality Disney work?

    June 21, 2012 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Henry

    Did Disney do any marketing research? I hate these characters..and from the other comments (excluding trolls) no one seems to like them! I bet you my bottom dollar this does not work...infact whoever at Disney is in charge of this should be fired before it is becomes another failure.

    June 21, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Amos & Andy

    Amos: Somebody at Disney needs a wake-up, Andy !

    Andy: I heard that Amos ! You reckon they did too??

    Amos: Naw. You can't fix stupid. . .but hey one of those Dwarfs looks familiar. Ain't that Fat Albert's little buddy - Dumb Donald, the one with a cap over his face?

    Andy: You reckon? Wonder if he can play the Trombone?

    Amos: Be a trick there, Andy, if he does !!!

    June 21, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  107. D Rock

    G4ys are destroying our society and now they're destroying our 7 dwarves! Impeach Obama!

    Trump/Bush 2012

    June 21, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Captain Nemo

    I know it's asking the Disney folks an awful lot to get them to even remotely reproduce the rich vivid colours and strong physical characterizations that marked the original "Dwarfs" (NOT "Dwarves"), but Holy Crap, these new versions look really chintzy! Like every other sketchy primitive toon out there now for pre-schoolers. Disney artistry made generations of kids dream; in its continuing unstoppable effort to engulf and devour, this congolmerate has reduced itself to common banality. The original genius Disney animators must be rolling in their graves. Shame.

    June 21, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  109. shawn

    Does the one with eyes through his hat play a trombone made out of old pipes?

    June 21, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Me

    "We're excited to kill all things that are "Classic Disney" so that no one will ever recognize the parks or movies or anything any more."

    June 21, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Tolepainter

    sorry...typo. Meant HORRIBLE!

    June 21, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Tolepainter

    Take a page out of Coke's book.... if it ain't broke, don't fix it. The NuDwarfs are horrirble.

    June 21, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  113. GW

    They look like the poor mans dwarfs. I'll take the old school dwarfs, thank you very much!

    June 21, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  114. ???

    I wouldn't be surprised if Walt is defrosting over this! No! Wait! Didnt they pull the plug on him too as they have in ruining the quality that Disney's reputation use to uphold?

    June 21, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  115. disneyluvr

    These are depressing to look at. Create a cartoon with the dwarfs but keep them looking the same. Isn't that a good compromise?? These dwarfs look terrible.

    June 21, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Guest2

    Re: Neo-dwarfs.

    I think I'm going to be sick.

    Why destroy pleasant childhood memories? This is garbage that has been sitting out under the summer sun for a week.

    June 21, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  117. teres

    Really? Why change something as iconic as The Seven D's? Some things should be passed down for generations to enjoy....It's not high on my list of good things.

    June 21, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Chris

    So they made one look like Harpo Marx?

    June 21, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • tarzina

      please don't insult Harpo like that!
      this is just Disney jumping the shark

      June 21, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  119. William Barty

    Surprised they haven't been Politically Corrected to "the Seven LIttle People" and given names like Deluded, Socially Anxious, Apnea, Allergic, Mentally Challenged, Misanthrope, and Obamacare.

    June 21, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • chris

      LOL @ Obamacare Dwarf

      June 21, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave, CA

      Or Willy Barty- the reactionary dwarf / troll hybrid who has a knee-jerk compulsion to wedge anything anti-President Obama into any topic no mater how m0r0nic.

      June 21, 2012 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • philtration

      Then there is the one called Romney.
      He does not like lobster but he eats it anyway because it is expected of him.

      June 21, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Phil

    Remember when Disney animation set the bench mark for quality? What's this crap?

    June 21, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  121. anon

    how does an article about a new disney kids cartoon turn into a political argument?

    June 21, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • GW

      Only in America!

      June 21, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hugh Jass

      Every bridge has a troll these days, and some troglodyte is always there to namecall as we pass by above him in the sunlight. Eat a frog, troll. Grownups are talking.

      June 22, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  122. d

    sevn dworfs
    pls

    June 21, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • D Rock

      Obviously you're alread brainwashed by the leftist movement. Wake up! Open your eyes.

      Trump/Palin 2012

      June 21, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  123. D Rock

    So we've come to this? Now leftist, wack job Disney-loving libs are bailing out the 7 dwarves? No more bailouts!

    Trump 2012

    June 21, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • lordnimrond

      Apparently the "D" in your name stands for "D O U C H E"....

      Go find some other actually political thread to lay out your non-sensical rants you fanatic...

      June 21, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • dave, CA

      knee-jerk much? Troll?

      June 21, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  124. JC

    Disney hasn't been interested in the very best of storytelling since Walt was alive. This is why they've had to buy up talent from elsewhere, and beat the marketing horse to death, which hasn't worked out for them so well either. So now we have a company that should be much better, doing the creativity version of flopping around like a grounded fish, with a crew of mindless sycophants producing excrement which Mr. Hanks refers to as "beloved." Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I have no doubt this is the best they could come up with.

    June 21, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Karasu Tengu

    Is America so deprives that they can only look back at the past and reflect instead of looking foward to the future and creating new ideas? If this is the best they could do, then I am deeply disappointed in Disney's progress in trying to give kids a "creative mind."

    June 21, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Saulover

    STOP!!! trying to change the past....We don't need any changes to these classics !!!!!and STOP LOOKING AT YOUR DAMN CELLPHONES.....

    June 21, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Dung man

    Which one is Cornholio?

    June 21, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  128. D Rock

    Just another example of the leftist lib media trying to brainwash children.

    June 21, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • dave, CA

      just another example of a goose-stepping repug troll wedging politics into any issue they can. Go get l a id d0uche-bag. You'll be less a pain in the 4ss.

      June 21, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  129. FreeFlight

    They look like these "Talented" creators ran out of ideas. A new and cleaver story line would be nice too.

    Whatever!

    June 21, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • SilentBoy741

      I gotta admit, "Snow White & the Seven Dwarves With Cleavers" would definitely be a new idea...

      June 21, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hugh Jass

      The eighth dwarf: Beaver Cleaver?

      June 22, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Trisha

    No original ideas - just an overhaul to a classic. Walt and the other animators that put their hearts into this movie and these characters have just rolled over in their graves. Shame on Disney, shame, shame, shame!

    June 21, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  131. annoyed

    I agree with Teresa – they need to leave well enough alone. There is plenty of fertile ground for new animated stories, without having to regurgitate old classics.

    June 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hugh Jass

      "There is plenty of fertile ground for new animated stories, without having to regurgitate old classics." Actually, there is ZERO interest in something new. They want something everyone already knows, like Super Sherlock Holmes or Robot Robin Hood or Alien Predator Santa Claus III. And Alien Predator Santa 2 is still in theaters . . .

      June 22, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Ted

    So not only is Disney out of Ideas, but they have talentless hacks that butcher timeless classics?
    Go to the Senior Citizen home and dig up some fossils I'm sure there's a couple classics left in them.

    June 21, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Raine

      They've ruined a children's classic by having the Dwarves appear as nothing more than cartoon characters that do not resemble their namesas they appeared in the children's classic story. These "characters" appear clownish & overly cartoonish (which I guess is Disney's point). The Dwarves in the original classic were not "friendly" in appearance....so much for progress...another classic in ruins.

      June 21, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • hannah

      These hideous things look like Dilbert in drag, or those horrid garden gnomes. Why does a "timeless classic" need a "new" look?

      June 22, 2012 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  133. rufus

    Having a show about dwarves is insensitive to "height challenged" people. Sorry, but this is not allowed. The rights of people who are offended take priority.

    June 21, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  134. SilentBoy741

    That one with the flowerpot on his head, who appears to be the "grumpy" one, looks like he was derived from something drawn by the late, great Don Martin.

    On an unrelated note, the one with mandolin (?) appears to have a French horn shoved up into a very uncomfortable place.

    June 21, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Rita

    I am an adult and love the way they look. I am definitely interested in giving the show a try. I am very happy with the animation.

    June 21, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Carolyn Khanna

    They don't appear to represent who they are, i.e. sleepy, grumpy, dopey, etc. Couldn't they do better than that?

    June 21, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Teresa

      OMG! When will they stop messing with my childhood? These people should look for their own (new) ideas instead of screwing with my world order. The things I believe, the memories that make me, well ME are being "revitalized".

      June 21, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rita

      They most certainly do look like their names. You can guess who everyone is.

      From left to right:
      Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Happy, Grumpy, Doc and Dopey.

      June 21, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Guest

    Ha Ha Ha Ha

    Im 33 and Ill watch this

    June 21, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  138. tenkarasu

    Wait, these guys did Animaniacs? Oh man, I needta see this now! Totally cool!

    Also, ktina? Shut it about technology. Sometimes, basic is best, okay? Chill.

    June 21, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      Remember the episode of South Park where Indiana Jones gets raped?

      June 21, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • tarzina

      don't get too excited , it's Disney not Warner Bros , so it's bound to be slow-pitch not entertaining.

      June 21, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  139. ktina

    With the many advancements in technology these days, thats the best that they could come up with?! They look kinda pitiful! lol

    June 21, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |

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