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Donald Duck debuts in The Wise Little Hen.

The Goddess of Spring

The Grasshopper and the Ants

Orphan's Benefit

The China Shop

The following is an overview of Disney-related events that occurred in the year 1934.

Theatrical releases

Feature Films

Shorts

Character debuts

Production

  • After dinner one evening, Walt Disney reveals his plan to make Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to his key animators, acting out every part in front of them and estimating the budget (incorrectly) at $250,000.
  • August 9 - The first outline for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is prepared.
  • September - Adriana Caselotti first auditions for the voice of Snow White in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
  • October 3 - Story meeting for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs:
    • "Music in Your Soup"
    • The bed building sequence
    • Snow White teaching the Dwarfs how to say their prayers
    • The Prince being taken to the Dungeon of the Queen's Castle
    • Sleepy traps the fly in Snow White's glass coffin
    • The final chase of the Witch is planned out more or less as it will appear in the final film
    • Title cards will be used to show the passage of time.
  • October 9 - Story meeting for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs:
    • The Seven Dwarfs are named Wheezy, Jumpy, Baldy, Grumpy, Happy, Doc, and Sleepy - other dwarfs are also suggested, including Hickey, Gabby, Nifty, Sniffy, Lazy, Puffy, Stuffy, Shorty, Wheezy, Burpy, Dizzy, and Dopey
    • The seven dwarfs' discovery of Snow White in their cottage
    • The scene in which the raven falls into the skull after seeing the Witch
    • The poisoned comb is included in the story at this point; when it fails the Witch captures the Prince
    • Snow White kissing the dwarfs goodbye
    • The Prince's escape from the Queen's Castle
  • October 13 - Story meeting for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs:
    • Discussion as to whether the Queen should be fat and comical or beautiful and sinister
    • Running gag with Sleepy and the fly
    • Huntsman's attempt to kill Snow White to be treated as a shadow effect against a large rock
  • October 15 - Story meeting for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs:
    • Grumpy's reaction to the poisoned comb.
    • The dwarfs singing to Snow White a song they haven't sung in years
    • The Queen's capture of the Prince
  • November 2 - A memo is circulated at the studio offering $5 for every gag submitted and ultimately used in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

People

Births

Artists joined

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