Dancer Marge Champion, whose movements as a dancer were rotoscoped to be used as guide for Snow White, married and divorced one of the Disney animators on the film, 'Art Babbit'. She later married, danced and acted on film and stage with famed choreographer and director Gower Champion.
Disney Studios in Burbank was built with the profits from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).
June 2008] Ranked #1 on the American Film Institute's list of the 10 greatest films in the genre "Animation".
In the original fairy tale, the Queen dies when she is forced to dance in burning metal shoes. Disney dropped the idea.
Film Daily- Los Angeles, Thursday, April 6, 1939: Suit was filed yesterday in Supreme Court by Modest Altschuler against RKO Radio Pictures, Walt Disney Enterprises, Walt Disney Productions, Irving Berlin, Inc. and Frank Churchill. Plaintiff asks $250,000 damages, plus injunction and accounting of profits, claiming he is composer of "Russian Soldier's Song," which he alleges was plagiarized by the Frank Churchill composition
# # To give Snow White a more natural look, some of the ink and paint artists started applying their own rouge on her cheeks. When Walt Disney asked one how they would apply the rouge correctly for each cel, she responded, "What do you think we've been doing all our lives?"
Ward Kimball nearly quit after his two main sequences (the dwarfs eating soup and building a bed for Snow White, respectively) were cut. Walt Disney convinced him to stay by giving him the character of Jiminy Cricket in the next feature, Pinocchio (1940).
Some animators were opposed to the name Dopey, claiming that it was too modern a word to use in a timeless fairy tale. Walt Disney made the argument that William Shakespeare used the word in one of his plays. This managed to convince everyone, although any reference to the term "dopey" is yet to be found in any of Shakespeare's work.
Marge Champion served as a movement model for Snow White; some of this animation was later reworked for Maid Marion in Disney's Robin Hood (1973).
The movie was to start with scenes involving Snow White's mother, but they had to be cut to avoid the wrath of the censor.
Mel Blanc was considered for the voice of Dopey.
Walt Disney came up with the idea for "Snow White" when he was only 15, working as a newsboy in Kansas City. He saw a major presentation of a silent film version of the tale starring Marguerite Clark. The screening was held at the city's Convention Hall in February, 1917, and the film was projected onto a four-sided screen using four separate projectors. The movie made a tremendous impression on the young viewer because he was sitting where he could see two sides of the screen at once, and they were not quite in sync.
Was the first of many Disney films to have its premiere engagement at New York City's Radio City Music Hall. At the end of the film's initial engagement there, all the velvet seat upholstery had to be replaced. It seems that young children were so frightened by the sequence of Snow White lost in the forest that they wet their pants, and consequently the seats, at each and every showing of the film.
The film came third in the UK's Ultimate Film, in which films were placed in order of how many seats they sold at cinemas
# # For the scene where the dwarves are sent off to wash, animator Frank Thomas had Dopey do a hitch step to catch up to the others, as suggested in the storyboard. Walt Disney liked it so much he had the step added to other scenes - much to the chagrin of the other animators, who blamed Thomas for the extra work they had to do.
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