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21 Things You Didn't Know About Disney's Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

An evil queen.. an old hag.. poisoned apples.. magic mirrors.. it's much more than that.

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#1. No one thought Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs would be successful / Via

Although we now know it was a great success, at the time, no one believed this film would make it big. Disney took out multiple loans in order to finance the film, he even mortgaged his own house. Insiders referred to Snow White as "Disney's Folly" because they all assumed it would be a dud.

#3. Walt acted out the entire script for hours on an empty soundstage / Via

Walt wanted everyone to understand his precise vision for the film and there was only one way to do that.. Act out the entire script for hours and hours.

#6. Dopey was supposed to speak... a lot / Via

Dopey was supposed to be a chatterbox but producers couldn't find the perfect voice to fit the character. Rather than re-animate Dopey to match the voice, they decided to take all of Dopey's lines out and make him silent throughout the entire film.

#7. Evil Queen and Old Hag = same actress voice / Via

The Evil Queen and the Old Hag were both voiced by Lucille La Verne. She managed to voice a completely different sound for the Old Hag's voice by removing her teeth!

#8. La Verna nailed the part on her first try / Via

According to a Disney employee during the Snow White era, La Verne nailed the part on the first try. “You could have recorded it and used the first reading she gave,” he said. “She concluded with a blood-chilling, maniacal laugh that rang all through the sound stage.”

#13. Famous actors attended the premiere of the film / Via

Attendees of the Carthay Circle premiere included Cary Grant, Shirley Temple, Judy Garland, George Burns, Charlie Chaplin, Marlene Dietrich, and Ginger Rogers.

#15. There was more music that didn't make it into the film

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There were a few songs, including "Music in Your Soup" that did not make it into the film. Here is a clip of "Music in Your Soup", which is now featured on the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs soundtrack.

#20. Snow White is one of the most innocent characters in animated history / Via

Funny enough, Grim Natwick was hired to animate Snow White based on his previous experience animating one of the most provocative cartoon characters... Betty Boop.

#21. Adriana Caselotti was paid $970 for her work voicing Snow White / Via

On top of the $970, Caselotti was under a strict contract, which forbade her from most acting work afterward, so she went into the opera instead.

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