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Scariest Tribute to Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The Scariest Tribute

Revised Tribute Images
The Magic Mirror Chamber
Rendezvous in the Garden
The Prince Seized (in the Garden)
A Failed Marriage Proposal

In Chains - Taunted by the Queen
In Chains - "Want a Bite?"
The Flood & Rescue of the Prince
Abandoned Scenes ("Read-Along" Combo)
Preliminary Sketches of the Prince
Snow White and the Doves
Burning the Castle (Comic Excerpt)
Alternate Witch Demise

Scary Adventure Dungeons
based on photographs of
Snow White's Scary Adventures
d a r k - r i d e
1983 Poster Style "Echoes"
The Ever-Changing Prince Charming
"Echoes" Original Main Image
The California "Oswald" 2007
The Queen Presenting "Oswald"
The Prince in Chains (2007 Version)
The Prince in Chains (2009 Version)
The Prince in Chains (2010 Version)
The Prince in Chains - Taunted
The Prince in Chains - Alone
Deleted "Dungeons" Main Image
"Wanna Bite, Dearie?" (2010 Version)
"Wanna Bite, Dearie?" (Original)

Older, Unused & Others
The Witch's Entry 1937
Taste My Apple (The Witch)
A Magic Wishing Apple?

The Witch (Golden Stamp Book)
The Witch Escapes (Golden Stamp Book)
The Evil Queen's Magic Potion
Portrait of the Evil Queen
The Evil Queen Betrayed
Dark Forest Horror
Original 1937 Movie Poster
Scariest Tribute Main Image 2008
Alternate 2010 Main Image
In Chains - Original Sketch
In Chains - Slightly Enhanced
Flooding the Dungeon - Enhanced
Flooding the Dungeon - Original
In Chains - Alternate 2
In Chains - Alternate 3
Alternates 2 & 3 Combo
Skeletons In Chains
The Skeleton Dance
In Chains - Original Expanded
In Chains - Flood 1
In Chains - Flood 2

Snow White and the Prince
The Prince's Sorrow
1937 Movie Kiss 1

1937 Movie Kiss 2
Dancing (from Enchanted Ballroom)
Ever After - Enhanced
Ever After - Original
Two Hearts As One (Original)
Warm Embrace
On the Clouds

The 1937
Merrill De Maris
Comic Book

Disney's 1937 animated masterpiece Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is remembered as "the first" in several categories. It was the very first feature-length animated motion picture. Its music, as released by RCA Victor in 1938, became the first soundtrack album ever. Its frights and delights started many traditions in following "Disney Classics". But it was the movie's official comic book adaptation that started the most curious of all Disney traditions: adaptations that differed significantly from the movies they were based on. In many cases such differences are explained by last-minute editing decisions made by the movie's producers, distributors or censorship. In the case of Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs the differences between the movie and the comic book may reveal that the decision of reducing the Prince's role was made at the very last minute - when the comic book was already in production, or entirely completed.

Illustrated by Hank Porter and adapted by Merrill De Maris (who was one of the writers of the movie), this 1937 comic book version included the Prince more prominently and featured his capture by the Evil Queen - though without chains, mouth gags and cruel torture amidst grisly skeletons. The comic book replaces the "Wishing Well" segment seen in the movie with a wonderful "Prince Buckethead" segment to introduce a mischievous Prince to the daydreaming Snow White. While the subplot of "The Captured Prince" was created already in 1934, it is not known if the "Prince Buckethead" scene was actually ever considered for the movie.

Taking further notable liberties from the movie's narrative, the 1937 comic book version is partially ingenious (the way Snow White meets the Prince, the humorous side of the Evil Queen, and the Witch revealing her evil plan to the Prince, thus giving him a real motive to escape and frantically search for Snow White). Unfortunately the same comic book is partially totally undramatic - which, however, may be the fault of omitted panels or of the lazy illustrator whose work is occasionally not comparable with the high class drawings and paintings of the animated motion picture masterpiece. Originally the comic book adaptation appeared as a series of comic strips in American newspapers on Sundays between December 1937 and April 1938. When the strips were arranged into a comic book format in 1951 or 1952, some panels were omitted and some combined together.

Published and re-published in several countries, this original 1937 comic book version has reached cult status among collectors. KenNetti presents here four major segments from a Finnish publication of the comic book, edited into four single-image compositions. The original comic strip material is taken from the 1973 special publication by the Finnish Aku Ankka ("Donald Duck") magazine, published by Sanoma Osakeyhtiö. The word balloons are presented only in Finnish language (translation by Sirkka Ruotsalainen). Some unnecessary panels have been omitted - and some images have been processed with enhanced colors and/or improved image details.

Segment 1
"Prince Buckethead"
(Snow White Meets
the Prince)

Segment 2
The Prince Is Captured

Segment 3
The Prince Escapes

Segment 4
Love's First Kiss

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T H E - F A I R E S T

Scariest Tribute to Disney's Snow White
and the Seven Dwarfs

Research, analyse, text,
and image processing by
Kenneth Sundberg

Very special thanks to
Charles Routh

All original artwork © Disney

P r i n c i p a l
information & image sources

Richard Holliss & Brian Sibley:
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs & the
Making of the Classic Film (Hyperion, 1987/1994)
The Complete Story of Walt Disney's Snow White
and the Seven Dwarfs (Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
New York, Times Mirror Books, 1987)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - The Collector's
Edition 2-Disc DVD (Disney DVD, 2001)
Katherine & Richard Greene: The Man Behind
the Magic - The Story of Walt Disney (1991,
Viking Penguin / Penguin Books USA Inc.)
Ollie Johnston & Frank Thomas:
The Disney Villain (Hyperion, 1993)
Christopher Finch: The Art of Walt Disney
(Harry N. Abrams, Inc. New York, 1983)
Neil Sinyard: The Best of Disney (Portland House,
Twin Books Corp, 1988)
David Tietyen: The Musical World of Walt Disney
(Hal Leonard Publishing Corp, 1990)
The 1937 Snow White comic book (published in
Finland by Sanoma Osakeyhtiö in 1973, in the
Finnish "Aku Ankka" (Donald Duck) magazine)

Golden Stamp Book (1957) - Snow White
and the Seven Dwarfs (published in Finland
in 1970 by Sanoma Osakeyhtiö)
Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains (Hachette,
1973, "Bibliotheque Rose" -series)
La Ronde des Héroines - Mes Histoires
Enchantées (Hachette, 2001)
Die Filme von Walt Disney - Die Zauberwelt des
Zeichentricks (Cinema / Kino Verlag GmbH, 1987-88)
The "Aku Ankka" (Donald Duck) magazine
(published in Finland by Sanoma Osakeyhtiö
and Helsinki Media Company Oy)
How To Draw Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
(1992, Walter Foster Publishing, Inc. /
Joshua Morris Publishing, Inc.)
"Minä Mikki Hiiri" (Io, Topolino) 1970-1981
(published in Finland by Sanoma Osakeyhtiö)
Comics Scene magazine # 8 (year unknown)
Mickey Mouse Movie Stories (Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
New York, Times Mirror Company, 1988)

The "Aku Ankan Taskukirja" pocketbooks

(published in Finland by Sanoma Osakeyhtiö)
The "Roope-Setä" (Uncle Scrooge) pocketbook # 124
(12/1989, published in Finland by Sanoma Osakeyhtiö)
David Koenig: Mouse Under Glass - Secrets of Disney
Animation and Theme Parks (Bonaventure
Press, 1997, 2001)
Tim Hollis & Greg Ehrbar: Mouse Tracks
- The Story of Walt Disney Records
(2006, The University Press of Mississippi)
Paul Sassienie: The Comic Book
(Chartwell Books Inc, 1994)
The StoryboarD magazine (various issues)
The archives of Charlie Routh
The "Golden Books" (published by Western
Publishing Company, Inc.)
"Tammen Kultaiset Kirjat"
(published in Finland
by Kustannusosakeyhtiö Tammi)

Kenneth Sundberg's extensive research on
countless Snow White publications
(not specified here individually) and other
comic books, storybooks and magazines

(not specified here individually)

T h e -T r i b u t e -I n d e x

Front Page
The Fairest ...and the Scariest of Them All
Introduction to KenNetti's "Scariest Tribute"
Scariest Tribute Main Index

Page 2
A Doomed Love Triangle
The Original 1934 Prince Charming
The Prince, the Princess ...and the Queen
Death of the Dramatic Subplot

Page 3
Dark Secrets of the Dungeon
The Prince Is Captured
Taunted by the Queen,
Tortured by the Wicked Witch

Skeletons in a Dark Ride

Page 4
The Rescue of the Prince
A Cruel Drowning Attempt
Miranda and the Doves to the Rescue
An Alternate Witch Demise

Page 5
An Epic Love Story
Snow White's Dream Sequence
Spell of the Magic Wishing Apple
The Happy Ending

Page 6
The 1937 Merrill de Maris Comic Book
The Legendary Official Comic Book Version
A Less-Scary Captured Prince Subplot
The "Scariest Tribute" Image Gallery

Page 7
"Disney Dungeons" - Part I
So you think Disney means only
sunshine and happiness?
Take a look at
some of the most shocking scenes of
capture, bondage, abuse and torture
from the authentic Disney cartoons,
comics and movies.

Page 8
"Disney Dungeons" - Part II
Featuring Prince Phillip

Page 9
"Disney Dungeons" - Part III
Featuring Aladdin


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