To start things off, here is some Wild Mass Guessing from George Carlin (derived from his album "Toledo Window Box")."The seven dwarves were each on different [drugs]. Happy was into grass and grass alone—just occasionally some hash, make a little holiday for him. 'Hey, man! * puff* Hey, thanks, man! * puff* Hey, down here, man! Pop!' Happy, that's all he did. Sleepy was into reds; Grumpy, too much speed. Sneezy was a full blown coke freak. Doc was the connection. Dopey was into everything. Any old orifice will do for Dopey: he's always got his arm out and his leg up. And then the one we always forget because he was...Bashful. Bashful didn't use drugs, he was paranoid on his own. Didn't need any help on that ladder."
Snow White is a self-insert of the eleven-year-old Sansa Stark from A Song of Ice and Fire.Songs and being a proper, pretty little lady are the secrets of life. Dwarfs are to be laughed at as they're not pretty. The prince is a perfect match for no other reason than that he is pretty. No one would dare harm the princess, not even the Queen's huntsman. And everywhere you look in the movie, there's a little bird.
The entire movie was a hallucination from the Disney Acid Sequence in the forest onward.She disliked her stepmother, who was strict but not malevolent, ran away, and got lost in the forest. She either tripped and bashed her head open while running, or got hungry and decided to eat the pretty mushrooms for dinner. The dwarfs, the huntsman, and the scenes with the shapeshifting evil queen are all part of her brain-addled nightmares. Everything involving the dwarfs huntsman, or the evil queen holding the apple like some sort of red lantern. The animators wanted the movie to be really trippy, or really Anvilicious, but the executives limited them to what the movie ended up as.
The poisoned apple was a belladonna fruit.The queen painted a "green" apple with red poison. Snow White confused it for a tomato, or love-apple, which was just becoming popular as the plants brought back from the new world were deemed to be not poisonous. Or maybe for a real apple.
Snow White actually died from the poison apple.The prince was the/an Angel of Death in the form of the guy on whom she was crushing, and took her to a castle in the afterlife. It's possible she may not even realize she's dead, and as far as she knows she really is living happily ever after.
The Skeleton in the Queen's castle is the King.Just an idea that popped into my head just now. I don't recall any word of the King being mentioned in the movie (the myth is not necessarily this setup). The Queen is clearly mad and very vain. If she was not lined up for the throne by birth, then she probably wooed the King and then once she secured her place and control of the land, quietly hid him away in some deep part of the castle and fooled her people into thinking the King was just reclusive and eventually passed on. Whether she was born a princess or married into the royal family, I assume that by the time she had ensured that the Kingdom would be under her control whether or not the King was around she had already given birth to the King's daughter or otherwise the girl was the daughter of the late Queen (the current one either killed her or was lucky enough to find a King who desired a new wife to help cope with his loss and give his daughter a mother). At that time, she had no personal grievance with Snow White so she let her live in the castle.
They aren't making sequels of it because it's the first Disney movieThis troper would like a sequel for it though, since they redeemed Cinderella to him and Snow White is one of his lesser liked Disney characters.
... However, if they did make a sequel, it wouldn't be canon.Duh.
Snow White's title of fairest of them all is referring to her inner beautySnow White sings like Edith Bunker is flat as a boat, dresses like she just came out of a primary color convention, and uses clown paint for makeup. But she never holds a grudge against a soul, not even when people repeatedly try to kill her. She is the embodiment of forgiveness and sympathy, even to creatures that look like the boogeyman's grandmother. That is why the Queen isn't the fairest, because she can't compete with that through looks alone.
The queen really is the fairest of them allThe mirror just gets sick of her fishing for compliments every day that he decided to just fuck with her one day. Best move of his life.
There is a minimum age requirement to be judged "Fairest"If Snow White was the fairest in the land, how come the all-knowing Mirror didn't notice until that day when he finally does? Answer 2? Age requirement. Snow White hit a certain time in her life where she could be eligible as being fair. um in the movie she's 14 (Walt wanted her to be 10-11..but the animators disagreed and in the Grimm Brother's second Edition of Snow White..she's SEVEN!!)
Snow White's hut in the Disney movie is part of The Village
Snow White is thirteen years old
The Seven Dwarves are the same as the seven dwarven ring-bearers from The Lord of the Rings
The skeleton in the dungeon scene was actually the HuntsmanSelf-explanatory.
The Magic Mirror is what's left of the King, bewitched by the Queen and forced to give her the attention he formerly gave to his daughter.
The Magic Mirror is a demon manipulating the Queen.Beauty is subjective; it just comes up with whatever person for the Queen to kill who may seem to fit the criteria and will cause the most evil in the world. Perhaps, originally, when the Queen obtained it, it gave small tidbits of information at first; before latching onto her obsession with beauty and steering her down The Dark Side.
The Seven Dwarfs are the seven deadly sins.An issue of Marvel's Not Brand Ecch mocked this with the dwarfs carved in rock:
Dopey isn't a dwarf.He's a human, abandoned as a baby by his parents when they saw he had a ton of physical and mental problems, but the dwarfs took him in (as the film demonstrates, they have no problem rescuing and living with lost humans). This explains why he doesn't have a beard, why his clothes don't fit, and of course his childish behavior.
The Queen's transformation was permanentHad the Queen successfully killed Snow White, her victory would have been a Pyrrhic one. She would have gone back to her castle and found herself unable to undo the transformation. Though she'd have killed Snow White, she still would not be the fairest of them all, as she was now permanently transformed into an ugly old woman. This would cause her to have a Villainous Breakdown and possibly either commit suicide, or try to kill each successive person whom the mirror deems "fairest."
The Queen's pet raven is the same as Maleficent's.Either it's spying on one villain for the other, or it's acting as communication, delivering messages or spells or the like.
The seven dwarfs are outcasts from a larger dwarf community.Basically a WMG to explain why they're digging for all those diamonds. The seven dwarfs were originally part of a larger, Tolkienesque dwarf clan (maybe somewhere deep in the mountains), but got kicked out for not being Proud Warrior Race Guy-y enough. None of them really seems like the "warrior" sort (even Grumpy is initially too scared to confront the "monster" in their beds), after all. Despondent, they banded together and traveled the land, until they came to a kingdom populated mostly by humans, where the hills carried countless diamonds. Here, they set up shop, and began to mine for jewels day in and day out, hoping to one day dig up enough to impress their way back into dwarf society (after all, the second-most respected thing for most dwarf clans happens to be lots and lots of shiny stuff, preferably earned by hard toil...)