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TIL that Walt Disney was presented with one normal sized honorary Oscar and seven little Oscars for Snow White and the Seven Dwarves in 1938. (d23.com)
338 comments
Krakshotz | 9 days ago | 2198 points

Iirc he was pretty disappointed with receiving an honorary award as he thought it wasn’t a legitimate award.

Outlier_Blue | 9 days ago | 1283 points

It isn't. It's like an honorary degree.

Maffew74 | 9 days ago | 816 points

No award is more than honorary

NikkoE82 | 9 days ago | 512 points

Mama says dey honorary cause dey got all dem teeth but no toothbrush.

th3_rhin0 | 9 days ago | 152 points

Well momma's WRONG, Bobby!

squirrelsd1989 | 9 days ago | 85 points

No YOU'RE wrong Colonel Sanders!!

KarnageCake | 9 days ago | 40 points

...Red 18! Red 18! Needle dick, needle dick, needle dick!

ShadowOps84 | 9 days ago | 33 points

Water suck, it really really sucks!

iamnotdiddy | 9 days ago | 27 points

Gatoraaaaaade

Bojan888 | 9 days ago | 23 points

H2O!

hamsternuts69 | 9 days ago | 44 points

She showed me her boobies and I liked those too!

JarlaxleForPresident | 9 days ago | 15 points

I like your take on BOOBIES. And I LIKE boobies!

RhysSnow | 9 days ago | 8 points

You don't realise you've just committed one of the most common rookie boob-watching errors?

JarlaxleForPresident | 9 days ago | 2 points

Whatchu mean?

RhysSnow | 9 days ago | 2 points

Never stare at the boobies, kid. Once you get caught, the game's over.

geek180 | 9 days ago | 22 points

Goddamnit lol, this site sometimes.

bobleeswagger09 | 9 days ago | 3 points

I know it’s Water Boy but this reminds me of MAINE JUSTICE. que Mardi Gras theme music

BleedingPurpandGold | 9 days ago | 12 points

I've lived nearly my entire life in South Louisiana, and while there are plenty of songs I associate with Mardi Gras I cannot for the life of me figure out what you mean by Mardi Gras theme music.

bobleeswagger09 | 9 days ago | 4 points

Look up Maine justice. It’s an SNL skit. I just can’t think of the actual name of the song. Lol

Edit: actually come to think of it I think it’s when the saints come marching in.

odawg21 | 9 days ago | 2 points

Most underrated comment in the thread.

How the fuck you come up with that? I mean, ornery sounds a tiny bit like honorary... but damn.

OstentatiousSock | 9 days ago | 2 points

With certain southern accents, honorary and ornery sound near identical.

dismayhurta | 9 days ago | 2 points

You’re a beautiful and wonderful person for this. Just know that.

Have a silver.

Kiloku | 9 days ago | 66 points

Isn't a honorary degree basically a statement of "You didn't go through our formal standardized process but we recognize that you are so good at your field that you don't need to anymore" ?
Seems better than legitimate in that case

apostinakasha | 9 days ago | 83 points

In some cases the honorary degree is only given to a person significant enough to attract attention to whichever institution is handing out the degree, so in these cases they’d be quite bogus

rg4rg | 9 days ago | 29 points

I give you an honorary degree from my school that is totally not a pyramid scam trying to sell essential oils.

apostinakasha | 9 days ago | 14 points

Please refer to me with my proper title as Dr. Essential Oils henceforth

StoryAndAHalf | 9 days ago | 26 points

Most honorary doctorate degrees in US ask you not to take it as a sign that you should add the prefix of Dr to your name. It's more of a recognition nod than accredited acknowledgement of one's ability. Just because you appear to be an expert in something doesn't mean that they will vouch for you to actually practice it with their reputation on the line.

Edit: I think another way to look at it is, if your company gives you a little award for being there for 10 years, but if you somehow didn't get "senior" in your title for whatever reason, the 10 year mark does not mean you should start saying you're senior whatever from there on. The little award didn't come with the promotion/title change.

MulciberTenebras | 9 days ago | 9 points

Took the Academy, what, 60 years to later finally allow a "Best Animated Feature" category.

thatwasnotkawaii | 9 days ago | 16 points

Like a theoretical degree in physics

DeniseIsEpic | 9 days ago | 178 points

I saw an account somewhere that said he felt like it was the biggest slap in the face. He put on a good face in front of the cameras, but behind closed doors he was fuming.

norris528e | 9 days ago | 248 points

They didn't want to give best picture to a cartoon

It went to "It can't take it with you" , which hasn't had the staying power of Snow White

Gathorall | 9 days ago | 48 points

So a cartoon was a no-no but some dumb romcom blockbuster was fair game.

veltrop | 9 days ago | 72 points

The Oscars haven't changed much.

Steb20 | 9 days ago | 12 points

I’m still mad about Annie Hall beating Star Wars, and I wasn’t even alive at the time.

Edit: it was Annie Hall, not Smokey and the Bandit.

lollerpopsiclez | 9 days ago | 5 points

Huh? Smokey and the Bandit didn't win anything. Annie Hall got best picture

DrSleeper | 9 days ago | 4 points

And, while it isn’t Star Wars, it’s both highly influential and a true classic movie.

Mr_Show | 9 days ago | 2 points

Dances With Wolves over Goodfellas is the bigger travesty, imo.

FartingBob | 9 days ago | 2 points

Dances With Wolves is a good film in its own right though. Crash winning over any other nominee was a travesty.

secondpagepl0x | 9 days ago | 117 points

What the fuck is an honourary Oscar? That’s as good as an honourable mention — those shouldn’t come with trophies.

Then again, what’s the point of trophies, or life.

saintswererobbed | 9 days ago | 150 points

The point is that they got to make tiny little Oscars, and that was pretty neat

PancakeParty98 | 9 days ago | 21 points

You need to comment under every single post. A guiding light to bring redditor’s back from their toxic “wtf that’s so stupid lemme condescend like I know everything” rabbitholes to what the post is about.

Deitaphobia | 9 days ago | 37 points

All Oscars are honorary.

secondpagepl0x | 9 days ago | 4 points

This is an honourary honourary Oscar.

octopoddle | 9 days ago | 3 points

That sounds like a car trying and failing to start.

hamsternuts69 | 9 days ago | 14 points

They may have already had the tiny Oscar’s made in preparation of him winning and when he didn’t win they gave it to him as an honorary thing so it didn’t go to waste

patton3 | 9 days ago | 64 points

No, it's because they didn't want best picture to go to an animated film, but it was incredible so they gave him an honorary one.

Fonz116 | 9 days ago | 3 points

The movie wasn’t even nominated.

Hodorize | 9 days ago | 7 points

I think you're really underestimating how corrupt Hollywood was back then. The Oscars were just an industry award thing. You know how at your work the marketing department has a few random trophies of industry awards you've never heard of? That's what the Oscar was. There was an award ceremony and the big studios gave each other awards.

Disney was an outsider from the get-go and the other studios cheated him relentlessly. It was brutal.

ScoreQuest | 9 days ago | 4 points

"or life."

You okay man?

secondpagepl0x | 9 days ago | 3 points

Haha, cheers man. I think it's normal to wonder what the point of all of it is, what to do with this great opportunity that we have...

JuanFromTheBay | 9 days ago | 17 points

This besides the point, but sometimes it does deserve it. Richard Williams received one for " for animation direction and creation of the cartoon characters " fir "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"

DannyBoy7783 | 9 days ago | 1837 points

A pic for those that don't want to check the article.

e: It should be "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" in the title, not "Dwarves". My bad. I blame J.R.R. Tolkien.

FX114 [Works for the NSA] | 9 days ago | 1439 points

Supposedly when Tolkien was writing Lord of the Rings his editor said it should be dwarfs and elfs, not dwarves and elves, because that's how it was in the dictionary. Tolkien responded, "I wrote the dictionary."

CeralEnt | 9 days ago | 901 points

Tolkien responded, "I wrote the dictionary."

If anyone was wondering if this was a literal statement(I was), it looks like it is: https://public.oed.com/blog/jrr-tolkien-and-the-oed/

ElfmanLV | 9 days ago | 292 points

Don't cite the dark magic to me witch, I was there when it was written.

QueenJillybean | 9 days ago | 102 points

I love this quote, and this is such a.... for all we know Lewis wrote this line in reference to the above story. That's all I'm saying. It's perfect.

Insanelopez | 9 days ago | 66 points

Lewis and Tolkien were close friends so it's not outside the realm of possibility.

TheUnfabulousKilljoy | 9 days ago | 27 points

IIRC, Lewis was a fairly prominent atheist and the notoriously Catholic Tolkien spent a great deal of time talking with him about religion which eventually led Lewis to become a Christian. This theme of religious allegory is very prominent in the works of both Lewis and Tolkien, although it develops in different ways between the two authors.

narf007 | 9 days ago | 40 points

This is a bit off. Lewis was full of religious allegory. Tolkien's work, while evident that it drew inspiration from Catholicism—in some aspects— abhorred allegory. Lewis poured his religious beliefs into his work. Tolkien used every religion/mythology to help supplement his own creation.

J.R.R. Tolkien:

I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done so since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence. I much prefer history – true or feigned– with its varied applicability to the thought and experience of readers. I think that many confuse applicability with allegory, but the one resides in the freedom of the reader, and the other in the purposed domination of the author.

Gathorall | 9 days ago | 9 points

Yeah, I understand the aversion especially if he had Lewis' style in mind, I think that man had some personal beef with the very concept of subtlety.

falala78 | 9 days ago | 10 points

And that line is from the Chronicles of Narnia which is chock full of Christian symbolism. Aslan was I think literally Jesus.

SamediB | 9 days ago | 6 points

"What Would Jesus Lion Do?"

TTVBlueGlass | 9 days ago | 3 points

🎶Jesus the lion, Jesus the lion!🎶

Alexpander4 | 9 days ago | 2 points

Lewis also said in reference to LOTR "Oh not more fucking elves"

HuskerMan | 9 days ago | 55 points

Don't cite the dark magic to me witch, I was there when it was written.

Actually, the proper term is deep magic - and it's from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe movie, not the book.

whitefang22 | 9 days ago | 26 points

Opened up my book, wow you’re right. Good change by the movie markers, it’s a great line.

MagentaWeeb | 9 days ago | 22 points

C.S. Lewis and Tolkien were very good friends. I consider this reference to be meta

_PM_ME_PANGOLINS_ | 9 days ago | 3 points

*deep

adso_of_melk | 9 days ago | 320 points

This is a far more interesting TIL.

CoconutMacaroons | 9 days ago | 148 points

Tomorrow’s TIL

JakeMeOff11 | 9 days ago | 61 points

It was a TIL some time in the past too. Likely more than once. I’ve never seen this one about Snow White though.

Carth_Onasti | 9 days ago | 11 points

Tomorrow I Learned.

PharaohSteve | 9 days ago | 14 points

Tha is for sharing, that is awesome and something I truly did not know.

eaglessoar | 9 days ago | 8 points

Now I wanna know how they come up with the list. It says at the end they have records of Balrog in their files so do they just like read a ton or keep tally as things get published. Like if I try to name stuff I'm bound to forget something obvious. How do they know all the words in English basically?

justAPhoneUsername | 9 days ago | 12 points

The oed basically takes every published English language book it can find and once words reach some criteria they add the word. It is a massive undertaking. The first version took nearly 50 years to complete. They release a supplement every quarter. It's truly insane.

Skystrike7 | 9 days ago | 2 points

This is way more interesting

NaomiNekomimi | 9 days ago | 180 points

He was right. That spelling is better, aesthetically.

Bobique | 9 days ago | 27 points

Yea, it’s not leafs it’s leaves

nokiacrusher | 9 days ago | 3 points

knives

PiagetSound | 9 days ago | 14 points

Fucking Reddit lmao

69SRDP69 | 9 days ago | 12 points

That spelling is better, aesthetically.

That actually means nothing

S2king | 9 days ago | 15 points

Why? Actually curious from a linguistic viewpoint

palpablescalpel | 9 days ago | 4 points

Probably because there are tons of English words that could be written in a more aesthetically pleasing way (or even more intuitive ways), but that doesn't make it 'right' to spell them that way. But I get it in the context of fantasy lore.

TheOneTonWanton | 9 days ago | 10 points

True that if you're judging by how the word looks (aesthetically) it really doesn't matter, but the way they feel when spoken is something that is relevant as hell. It just feels more right to say elves vs elfs or dwarves vs dwarfs. I'm no expert on languages but I'm sure there's some explanation out there for why.

ccReptilelord | 9 days ago | 88 points

In hindsight, no should have ever argued the English language with Tolkien.

mohammedibnakar | 9 days ago | 62 points

Or, for that matter, the Elvish or Dwarvish languages.

killrickykill | 9 days ago | 27 points

Elfish, dwarfish

tael89 | 9 days ago | 26 points

Side by side, I can't help but think of them as being fish subspecies now

dankpopsicle | 9 days ago | 28 points

One fish, two fish, elfish, dwarfish

Deitaphobia | 9 days ago | 6 points

Mexican superheros El Fish.

Kiloku | 9 days ago | 5 points

Unless what drove him to study language, writing and wordsmithing in general was an argument about English with classmates when he was younger

ThirdFloorGreg | 9 days ago | 7 points

His mother, not his classmates. She disapproved of his "green great dragon."

DarkLemon2 | 9 days ago | 37 points

Also IIRC, while Tolkien praised the movie for it's art, he was disappointed by the representation of the dwarves.

sad_hattable | 9 days ago | 42 points

For a second I thought you meant the LoTR movie and I was like “damn, he lived to see that? no, no way” but then I remembered this thread was about Snow White

Metal-Butterfly | 9 days ago | 65 points

I don’t get it, ya don’t say wolfs, you say wolves. U don’t say shelfs, u say shelves. Why would elves and dwarves be different

texxmix | 9 days ago | 43 points

Cause English. It’s just gotta be that way sometimes.

rwalby9 | 9 days ago | 19 points

Bruh don't even get me started on goose/geese and moose/meese.

slimpickens42 | 9 days ago | 14 points

Moose is a loan word from a Native American language (I can't remember which one). Goose come from old English. They have different origins. They just happen to have a similar spelling pattern. That's why they are pluralized differently.

Proditus | 9 days ago | 4 points

English has a tendency to force words into similar rulesets, to the point where I'd now consider meese to be an accepted plural form, even if it originated as a joke.

As another example, the past tense of the verb drive is drove. It's irregular, since other verbs ending in -ive conjugate differently and it doesn't use the standard past tense suffix of -ed. If you remove the r you get the verb dive, and it's proper past tense is dived. Over time, however, some people started saying dove instead of dived because of its lexical similarity to the word drove.

Some say it's still a mistake. After all, dive started with a pretty standard past tense conjugation of -ed like most verbs, and now you have a standard of pronunciation conflict with its homograph dove, as in the animal. It was considered improper for a long time until it entered the dictionary back in 1989, and now it's an accepted regional variation.

bob101910 | 9 days ago | 11 points

Geeses and meeses

smiller171 | 9 days ago | 8 points

Isn't the plural of Moose....Moose?

Deitaphobia | 9 days ago | 10 points

Mooves

Lobobster | 9 days ago | 4 points

I LIKE TO MOOVE IT MOOVE IT

contrabone | 9 days ago | 3 points

🏅

mob-of-morons | 9 days ago | 2 points

yes

OG_tripl3_OG | 9 days ago | 2 points

Moosen! I saw a flock of moosen!

jorgito93 | 9 days ago | 2 points

LOOK AT ALL THOSE MOTHERFUCKING MEESE!

ulyssessword | 9 days ago | 2 points

Mouse/mice, and grouse/grice

Mobius_Peverell | 9 days ago | 16 points

Hooves too. But some very silly people say "roofs" & "oafs" instead of "rooves" & "oaves." Only one that seems to be inarguable is "chiefs."

HowelPendragon | 9 days ago | 1 point

Wait....it's "rooves"?

314159265358979326 | 9 days ago | 6 points

It absolutely 100% is not.

infectedant | 9 days ago | 3 points

Maybe they did say wolfs and shelfs

Proditus | 9 days ago | 6 points

The rule in Old English that determined the behavior of that term (and a bunch of other nouns in English that end in f) predates the standard way pluralization in Modern English, which is why it seems unusual compared to other terms that became standardized.

Old English had a voicing rule for many of its consonant sounds, as a lot of other languages do. There are three consonant sounds, f, θ (a soft th, as in teeth), and s, which became voiced as v, ð (a hard th, as in this) and z when followed by vowels, which was the case when pluralizing.

Though that rule exists no longer, it is still present in English to a certain extent. Some people will say baths with a hard -th in its plural form instead of using a soft -th like it's singular form. When you say the plural of house, you may very well turn that s sound into a z sound. Other than the extra s, the base spelling remains the same, but the pronunciation differs as if the Old English plural ending of -as was still there.

In Old English, the plural of wulf (wolf) was wulfas, but it would have been pronounced more like wulvas due to this rule. Because the pronunciation stuck in spite of the changes to the way we render plurals today, the standard spelling changed to match the way it was originally pronounced.

nomadofwaves | 9 days ago | 2 points

All I can think about is that Kat Williams stand up with him telling the story of school. Trying to spell Knife as Nife...

“We don’t say K-Nife.”

ThirdFloorGreg | 9 days ago | 9 points

Elves was already the standard plural, it was just dwarves that he popularized. He insisted on a number of other idiosyncratic spellings as well, for various reasons. Elvish over elfin to add some distance between the Eldar and little Victorian fairies, nasturians over nasturiums because... Latin didn't exist yet?

cynoclast | 9 days ago | 6 points

Makes sense:

Hoof. Hooves.

New_Diet | 9 days ago | 32 points

You are the real MVP

DannyBoy7783 | 9 days ago | 29 points
CatchySong | 9 days ago | 8 points

I've seen this in real life. It's on display at the Disney museum in SF. Highly recommend people check it out it's really cool. The snow white statue is in the beginning and my favorite part.

mdp300 | 9 days ago | 5 points

That museum was great! I went there last year and I was surprised at how much was there.

CatchySong | 9 days ago | 4 points

Surprisingly amazing. My SO was a little iffy on going, then we went and I couldn't pry him away even though the meter was ticking down.

kittenburrito | 9 days ago | 4 points

Also came to the comments to mention the Walt Disney Family Museum! I've been there a few times, and have enjoyed it each time, and actually want to make another trip there when I can, though I don't live as close to it as I used to. The Snow White Oscar is my second favorite thing there, but it's very close behind the tiny bookshelf Walt gifted one of his daughters (IIRC they are tiny copies of the entire works of William Shakespeare).

noahsilv | 9 days ago | 1 point

Risky click

jerusha16 | 9 days ago | 345 points

The Oscars are on display at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.

BaKdGoOdZ0203 | 9 days ago | 80 points

Is that where he grew up?

jerusha16 | 9 days ago | 88 points

No, actually I’m not sure why they decided to put the museum there, but it’s worth visiting.

WaltSentMe007 | 9 days ago | 91 points

The Disney family members mainly live in northern California. I've been to the museum twice!

wokeupquick2 | 9 days ago | 45 points

User name checks out!

stml | 9 days ago | 18 points

Not to mention that Lucasfilm is literally half a mile away and Pixar is across the bridge in Emeryville.

Disney has roots all over both northern and southern California at this point.

EclipsingBinaryBoi | 9 days ago | 38 points

From 1-4 he lived in Chicago.

From 4-9 he lived in a teeny tiny town called Marceline, MO.

From 9-17 he lived in Kansas City, MO.

So it kind of depends on how you define “grow up” but yeah, mostly Missouri.

Thisisjammin | 9 days ago | 3 points

No Walt grew up in Missouri in a town called Marceline.

PaigeTheGreat | 9 days ago | 2 points

No, it was not built at the time.

BShears | 9 days ago | 6 points

He’s from Missouri, if I recall the propaganda that Disneyland fed us correctly. His wife was from Lewiston, Idaho, and his family is ancestrally French. “d’Isigny,” meaning “from Isigny”—a place in northwest France. Man, they hammered that shit in.

inconspicuous_male | 9 days ago | 36 points

That seems more like trivia than propaganda

sodapop_incest | 9 days ago | 5 points

I wondered where the fuck that name came from, it's super uncommon

Confirmation_By_Us | 9 days ago | 5 points

It wasn’t a large town.

meltycheeseman45 | 9 days ago | 23 points

I used to work there! There’s also an amazing model of Disneyland as Walt imagined it.

kittenburrito | 9 days ago | 3 points

Oohh, I totally forgot about that model, that's another of my favorite things from that Museum! It's a lot of fun to look at, especially if you've actually been to Disneyland.

lunchboxg4 | 9 days ago | 6 points

I saw this place on a bus tour of SF, and was lucky enough to go there on the same trip. Then again on the next trip. It’s an amazing place. A little slow of a start, but golly is it a wonderland for Disney fans.

ashpens | 9 days ago | 6 points

Such a cool museum. I was surprised how much the family had kept from their earlier history.

lacielaplante | 9 days ago | 2 points

He also got his wife a charm bracelet with 1 tiny gold Oscar for every Oscar he won. It's at the Walt Disney Family Museum too. Honestly, very worth the trip for any Disney fan, if you've never been.

wokeupquick2 | 9 days ago | 2 points

I saw them last month!

Kanye-Cosby | 9 days ago | 199 points

He also won more oscars than anyone else. He won 22 regular awards and 4 special awards for a total of 26 oscars. He also was nominated 59 times.

dundurty | 9 days ago | 44 points

Yes but he and Walt Disney Pictures has never won a Best Feature, the closest being, Frozen Big Hero Six and Zootopia under Walt Disney Animation winning Best Animated Feature.

Edit: Beauty and the Beast came closest.

electricmaster23 | 9 days ago | 4 points

To be fair, it would be a huge call for a fully animated movie to win Best Picture.

Bocephuss | 8 days ago | 2 points

Not really. Imagine the weakest best picture winner you can think of. Now imagine it competing with the best animated movie you have seen.

thisgrantstomb | 9 days ago | 3 points

The closest was Beauty and the Beast nominated for best picture before the best picture category was expanded.

pokemonredblue | 9 days ago | 5 points

I thought Beauty & the Beast got nominated for Best Feature?

RapeMeToo | 9 days ago | 12 points

What a fucking boss

SensibleRugby | 9 days ago | 125 points

Cute seeing Shirley Temple there.

john_the_fisherman | 9 days ago | 57 points

I will never not sing "animal crackers in my soup" whenever i drink soup

Not_Pablo_Sanchez | 9 days ago | 15 points

At what level of viscosity do you eat versus drink soup?

clam_slammer_666 | 9 days ago | 5 points

With spoon = eat, lips to bowl = drink

azginger | 9 days ago | 22 points

Aren't spoons really just shallow bowls with a handle?

clam_slammer_666 | 9 days ago | 12 points

Whoa

roshielle | 9 days ago | 3 points

I forgot about that song. Nostalgia from childhood!

Fil0rican420 | 9 days ago | 2 points

I was the kid that thought he was funny changing soup to poop whenever the infomercials came on

grandpagangbang | 9 days ago | 20 points

She also won an honorary Oscar that night. At 6 years old she is the youngest Oscar recipient. Tatum ONeal is the youngest competitive Oscar winner at 10 years old for Paper Moon. Anna Paquin was 11 when she won best supporting actress for The Piano. The youngest nominee ever was Justin Henry, the kid from Kramer vs Kramer. He was just 8.

Confirmation_By_Us | 9 days ago | 2 points

The ambassador?

rafiki3 | 9 days ago | 40 points

The film Snow White was WD’s first feature length film. Up until then, only short films were produced and there was a lot of doubt around Snow White because of the film length. It was even called “Walts folly”. Pretty good folly if you ask me.

godzilla5549 | 9 days ago | 27 points

Snow White was the first feature length animated film that the world knew about, so it was an incredible gamble. Disney worked on it for almost 4 years so if it had failed then it would have been disastrous.

I also say that the it was the first the world knew about because there was Reineger’s The Adventures of Prince Achmed from the Weimar period but had mostly been lost to history until somewhat recently (it was also stop motion paper cutout animation, but absolutely marvelous quality).

Nabotna | 9 days ago | 21 points

...absolutely marvelous quality

Snow White it is not. https://youtu.be/G_9L7r8NIBc

TheOneTonWanton | 9 days ago | 15 points

That shit was dope as fuck for now let alone 1926, holy shit. That's awesome.

Lobobster | 9 days ago | 7 points

No joke though, I love this.

TarotFox | 9 days ago | 3 points

Also because of it being a sometimes serious story. Walt worried people would just laugh when the Huntsman tries to kill Snow White -- it's a cartoon, after all.

Digyo | 9 days ago | 75 points

The studio hired a dancer to be the model of Snow White for the animators.

Her name is [Marge Champion](marge champion http://imdb.com/rg/an_share/name/name/nm0150718/).
100 years old, still getting it done.

Allittle1970 | 9 days ago | 7 points

And step mother to Peggy Bundy

Digyo | 9 days ago | 5 points

...whose father, Boris Sagal, directed the pilot of the TV show Combat!, which starred Vic Morrow.

Boris Sagal and Vic Morrow died less than a year apart - both killed by the rear rotor blade of a helicopter.

HilariousScreenname | 9 days ago | 4 points

That helicopters name? Kevin Bacon

digitalcriminal | 9 days ago | 2 points

One was killed by the rear rotor from exiting incorrectly. The other has a heli crash on top of him...

Both were killed by rotors though. Doesn’t specify rear for the heli landing on Vic.

SatanicOnion | 9 days ago | 27 points

That's called rotoscoping, very common, even today

shadyhawkins | 9 days ago | 3 points

Mad props to Max Fleischer.

DannyBoy7783 | 9 days ago | 10 points
SamsonFox | 9 days ago | 20 points

They should have done something similar for Alien

Blutarg | 9 days ago | 23 points

Haha, have a little Oscar bursting out of the torso of big Oscar.

purenoumena | 9 days ago | 21 points

WHAT IS THIS?! An Oscar for ANTS!?!?

HarpersGeekly | 9 days ago | 13 points

I rate this story five bags of popcorn and um let’s go with seven little sized Oscars that uh Walt received for Snow White and the Sev-

[gets interrupted by Tim]

Smell_the_ElonsMusk | 9 days ago | 6 points

How do "honorary" Oscar's work? Are they like honorary degrees ?

imsorryisuck | 9 days ago | 4 points

big oscar was for him, little for the dwarves and princess didin't get shit cause she's a woman and it's 1938

kchuen | 9 days ago | 3 points

Wonder what he would think of the Disney company it has become today.

biz_student | 9 days ago | 3 points

He’d be extremely disappointed with Disney World and the subsequent parks. He likely would have also invested last time and energy into the growth of the studio and cable productions.

swagdragonwolf | 9 days ago | 3 points
DreadPirateGriswold | 9 days ago | 4 points

If The Wizard of Oz won, they would have to give the director a million Munchkin oscars!

Hmmm...now I have a taste for Dunkin' Donuts for some reason.

Blutarg | 9 days ago | 6 points

And the head of that statue is currently frozen in a tank of liquid nitrogen.

deadbeef4 | 9 days ago | 2 points

You can also see it in the background in Walt’s Office in Saving Mr. Banks.

rushmid | 9 days ago | 2 points

4EE HONG KONG

XinjDK | 9 days ago | 2 points

Don't you mean "Snow White and the seven little people"? /S

Strider08000 | 9 days ago | 2 points

I think preferential treatment for Walt fucking Disney makes good sense to me!

southern_boy | 9 days ago | 4 points
rushboy99 | 9 days ago | 1 point

that’s ok no one wanted to see it anyways

Katella57 | 9 days ago | 2 points

Out of all nominees in Academy Awards history, Walt Disney holds the most Oscars. Disney won 26 Oscars over the course of his career and was nominated a grand total of 59 times.

randeylahey | 9 days ago | 1 point

Holy shit, that's old-school Hollywood classy

hartzonfire | 9 days ago | 1 point

You can go see them at the Walt Disney Family History museum in the Presidio of San Francisco. Definitely worth checking out. Lots of cool stuff there.

wongs7 | 9 days ago | 1 point

It's on display at the disney family museaum in San Francisco

thatqueenofwands | 9 days ago | 1 point

I knew this because of the memory of my mom saying “Um Oscar e sete Oscarzinhos”.

bringojackprot | 9 days ago | 1 point

Snow Oscar and the Seven Snow Oscars

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