The Seven Dwarfs Names Had Another Sixteen, More Offensive Contenders

Seven Dwarfs Names
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You read that right:- the seven dwarfs names had 16 more contenders. I think there is not a single person alive who has not seen Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as a child. We all fell in love with the tragic princess and cheered when she defeated her evil stepmother. But along the way, we also got to know some iconic characters in the history of animated cinema. 

These are the seven dwarfs who rescue Snow White and aid her in the tale. But apart from the cute names of Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy, and Dopey, there is also another disturbing truth we never knew until now. 

The Original Lineup

Strange facts have a habit of cropping up when they are not needed. Recent revelations revealed that in the original script of the legendary 1937 movie, there were not just seven dwarfs. About sixteen other dwarfs were all set to make their grand entrance. Yes, you heard that right. The original concept art shows sixteen more characters who were eventually axed and removed from the final production. Why? One might ask. There is a curious reason for that. All these extra dwarfs had extremely offensive names. 

Furthermore, a deeper study of the evidence has shed some more light on this matter. The extra dwarfs had monikers that made blatant fun of certain appearances and disabilities. For example, four of them had the not-so-nice names Tubby, Baldy, Deafy, and Shorty. As you can very well imagine, it might not have sat well with the audiences of that time even if we were years behind in developing actual awareness about health conditions. 

Disaster Averted
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Disaster Averted

The other dwarfs had names like Wheezy, Lazy, Jumpy, Dizzey, Hickey, Gabby, Nifty, Sniffy, Swift, Puffy, Stuffy, and Burpy. Weird names, right? We think so too. The names surfaced nearly eighty years after the movie hit theatres, all because of Bonham’s in New York. The auction house recently came into possession of several original artworks from the film and auctioned them off. There were 32 pieces of art on display, to be precise. Most of the sketches of the extra dwarfs have also made their way to the internet, where you can check them out if you wish. 

A bit of history about Snow White the Seven Dwarfs. The world’s first full-length feature in animation, the movie created instant history with its treatment of the classic fairytale. Even the process of production was a monumental undertaking that involved more than a hundred artists and technicians working overtime. After release, the movie went on to bag numerous accolades and earned more than $8 million internationally. It remains the highest-grossing animated feature film to date, adjusted for inflation. 

Cultural Impact

Cultural Impact

The cultural impact of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs around the world is rather immense. It spawned numerous theme park attractions, a Broadway musical, and games. It also paved the path for future animated movies by Disney, all of whom went on to become classics in their own right. 

Therefore, it is only appropriate that such a significant work of art does not contain any references that may hurt specific people in the present or future. It is thus a stroke of luck that the original movie decided to axe the 16 offensive dwarfs and focused on the 7 whom we know and cherish. Imagine the fiasco they would have created today had they been allowed to pass. 


1. Are the seven dwarfs names offensive?

No, they are not offensive. 

2. What are the seven dwarfs names?

Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy, and Dopey. 

3. Who is the eighth dwarf?

The eighth dwarf is Breezy but he is away during the film. 

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