The Dwarves that were left out

This is from the i paper last week:

Drawings sold at auction have shed new light on some of he forgotten characters from Walt Disney’s 1937 film Snow White and the Seven dwarfs.

Although Doc, Grumpy, Dopey, Sleepy, Happy, Bashful and Sneezy all made it to eh final cut in the film version of the Brothers’ Grimm fairy tale, in which the dwarfs are anonymous, the drawings show how close other dwarfs in the pool of around 50 ideas were to be brought to life.

Among the detailed drawings those of Jumpy, Deafy, Dizzey, Hickey, Sniffy, Swift, Lazy, Puggy, Stuffy, Tubby and Burpy reveal the tough choices made by Walt Disney himself in picking he final seven.

The less-than-politically correct names might make us cringe today, but Dr Catherine Williamson of Bonhams in New York, where the drawings were sold, said: “They wouldn’t have offended sensibilities back in the 1930s – but it would be a different story today.”

They were sold as part of a collection of 400 pieces that raised £500,000.

No sign of Hiddlstoney in the mix either.


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