"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 26, 1938 with many of the Walt Disney voice artists reprising their film roles.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the Walt Disney version on April 24, 1944 with Billy Gilbert reprising his film role.
Pinto Colvig, who voiced Sleepy and Grumpy, was the voice of Goofy.
Mel Blanc was considered for the voice of Dopey.
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.
Sterling Holloway, who later appeared in many Disney films, was considered for the role of Sleepy.
Walt Disney came up with the idea for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 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.
Deanna Durbin auditioned for the voice of Snow White, but was not chosen because Walt Disney felt her voice was too mature.
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.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs became the first release in Disney's new Platinum Edition DVD series, hitting stores on October 5, 2001. On its first day, more than 1 million copies were sold.
25 songs were written for the movie but only eight were used
As it's widely known, every country where the movie has been translated has its own set of seven names for the Dwarfs, including Germany, home of the original fairy tale. However, in the original tale (by brothers Jacob Grimm & Wilhelm Grimm) the dwarfs have no individual names at all.
At a recording session, Lucille La Verne, the voice of the Wicked Queen, was told by Walt Disney's animators that they needed an older, raspier version of the Queen's voice for the Old Witch. Ms. Laverne stepped out of the recording booth, returned a few minutes later, and gave a perfect "Old Hag's voice" that stunned the animators. When asked how she did it, she replied, "Oh, I just took my teeth out."
Because Walt Disney Pictures did not have its own music publishing company when the earlier animated films were produced, all the rights to publish the music and songs from this film are actually still controlled by the Bourne Co. In later years, the Studio was able to acquire back the rights to the music from all of the other films, except this one. Prior to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, a movie soundtrack recording was unheard of and with little value to a movie studio.
Convinced that it would fail, the Hollywood film industry labeled the film "Walt Disney's Folly".
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 Babbitt. 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.
Dopey initially was to be a talking dwarf, but was made mute when a suitable voice was not found.
During the scene where the Dwarfs wash before eating Dopey swallows a bar of soap. A sequence showing how they got the soap back out of him was filmed as a pencil test but was not included in the film. It was later shown on the "Disneyland" TV show along with pencil test segment for the song "The Music In Your Soup".