grim-natwick

Early version of Snow White “Pouting”. Early versions of Snow White where she looked like Betty Boop designed by Grim Natwick were scrapped by Walt Disney because he decided she was too Sexy! He thought Snow White ought to be wholesome and rooted in innocence rather than be sexy. The artists toned her down and got rid of the pouting lips, in other earlier designs she actually looked 100 percent like Betty Boop.  Betty Boop and Snow White both have high pitched voices,  with Betty’s being provided by several so far. But it was the tiny girlish voice of 19 year old Adriana Caselotti that really put an end to Natwick’s Snow White.  

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 Also to note both Betty Boop & Snow White are 14 years old age, which can be proven by looking at Betty Boop’s Birthday Cake in Betty Boop’s Birthday Party released in 1933, in a 1932 interview Max Fleischer stated that Betty was 16 years of age… but in fact she was only 14. To be honest Betty’s age is irrelevant as she started life as a french poodle and in today’s world she is more or less 18-20’s and 80 years of age if you add up the years she has been around. Isn’t it odd that even though they changed Snow White… she still gives off a Boopish appeal… say more or less Helen-Kane like but without the Brooklyn added, Helen Kane wore bows in her hair and was innocent…

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  • Many of the concept art for Snow White resembled Betty Boop.  Funny enough before they had finished the detail in Snow White’s eyes. She still had the classic “Boop” eyes.  Snow White’s finished design gives off a vague resemblance, which can be shown in the characters expressions. If you look closely you can see Betty.