I am absolutely amazed at how far the story has progressed by this outline. It was later tightened up by removing a lot of the action (e.g. it went from two poisonings of Snow White to just one poisoning), but not too much plot action was later added. I personally would call most later work “tuning” but they called it “plusing.” And for sure, a lot of “plusing” did take place, which took an extraordinary amount of subsequent effort.
You will notice that this document’s final scene, THE POISON APPLE, is the most developed. It’s probably because Walt revealed in an earlier story meeting that his story process is to lock down the ending before developing the rest.
Other than that observation, I won’t give anymore analysis because by posting primary source documents, you can read and infer for yourself.
These are this document’s outlined scenes:
THE STORY BOOK OPENING
THE FIRST THOUSAND FEET
SNOW WHITE FINDS THE COTTAGE
THE DWARFS RETURNING FROM THE MINES
THE EATING SEQUENCE
THE DWARFS ENTERTAIN
THE QUEEN PREPARES THE POISON COMB
THE DWARFS LEAVE FOR THE MINES
THE POISON COMB
THE DWARFS FIND SNOW WHITE
THE QUEEN AGAIN
THE PRINCE ESCAPES
THE POISON APPLE
Because the document is so lengthy, I’ve broken it into two parts. The “Gag Sheet” part will follow in a later post (part 2 of 2), but for now, here is part one (click image to open):
I just wanted to say thank you for these posts because I’m really enjoying them.
Thanks. I need to get more consistent at getting these story meetings posted.