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20 Fascinating Facts About "Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs"

This beloved classic movie has many fans, including one very evil person.

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1. Walt Disney came up with the idea to do a retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs when he was 15.


The 15-year-old Walt was inspired to do it after seeing a silent film version of Snow White in his hometown of Kansas City.

3. Originally the movie was budgeted at $250,000, but after production ran over it ballooned to $1.5 million–an enormous sum in the 1930’s. Walt was forced to mortgage his home to pay for production.


12. 19-year-old Adriana Caselotti voiced Snow White. Walt wanted to keep Snow White's voice special, so he held Adriana to a very strict contract and she was never allowed to perform on stage or film again.


13. But, Adriana did sneak in another - uncredited - voice over in "The Wizard Of Oz", in the scene where the Tin Man sings "If I only Had A Heart", she is the voice that says "Wherefore art thou, Romeo?"


17. After the film's run at New York City's Radio City Music Hall, many of the velvet seat upholstery had to be replaced. Young children were so frightened by the sequences in the movie that they wet their pants, and consequently the seats.