11 Things You Didn’t Know About Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a huge deal for tons of reasons. Not only was it the first feature-length animated film that Walt Disney created, but without Snow White, there’s no telling what the art of animation would look like today. We’re celebrating that enormous legacy with these fun facts about the production of this classic tale:


1. During production, Walt Disney referred to the “Seven Dwarfs” as the “Seven Little Men.”

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2. Snow White’s forest journey was originally going to start in a location called “Upsidedownland.”

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3. Some of the rejected dwarf names included Jumpy, Baldy, Hickey, Sniffy, Stuffy, Shorty, and Burpy.

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4. An early version of the film’s story included a scene in which the Queen captured the Prince and held him captive in her castle.

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5. For a while, “Dopey” was called “Seventh” because the animators couldn’t quite decide what characteristics they wanted to give him.



6. One of the film’s deleted scenes features the dwarfs happily slurping their soup, and Snow White teaching them how to eat like gentlemen.

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7. Snow White was originally supposed to be blonde.

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8. One animator suggested giving  all of the dwarfs’ clothing facial expressions made from buttons, patches and stitching.

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9. One week after the premiere of the film, Walt Disney appeared on the December 27, 1937 issue of Time magazine.

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10. In 1939, Walt Disney received eight special Academy Award for the film. (One regular-sized and seven teeny tiny!)

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11. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the first feature film to release a soundtrack recording.

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Now it’s your turn – tell us your favorite piece of trivia from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in the comments!

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