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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

#18. Hitler was even a fan

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This is proof that no one can resist Snow White's charm. Hitler considered himself a big fan of Snow White. There was even speculation that Hitler did some sketches of the dwarfs.

#19. The Prince's on screen time is less than two minutes

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He was originally supposed to have a larger role, but animators found him difficult to realistically animate, so The Prince got cut.

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

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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

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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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