Battle of Wits and Witches, also printed as Seven Sleepy Apples, is a comic story of mostly unknown provenance, though Tony Strobl seems to have contributed to the art. It features Mickey Mouse, the Wicked Witch, the Seven Dwarfs, Snow White and Prince Florian, Bambi, Friend Owl, Madam Mim and the Magic Mirror.
While Mickey Mouse enjoys a peaceful holiday at the Seven Dwarfs' cottage, we soon discover Queen Grimhilde's pride is now directed at the large diamond she wears on her crown. When her Magic Mirror reveals that the Seven Dwarfs have found a much bigger one, she quickly puts them to sleep using poisoned apples similar to the one she fed Snow White all those years ago and steals the diamonds. Wacky hijinx ensues as Mickey tries to recover the diamonds while also trying to wake up the Dwarfs…
- It turns out that the antidote to Sleeping Apples in ugly old fools like the Seven Dwarfs is a kiss from a hag, rather than the Kiss of True Love.
Behind the scenesEdit
The story was first published in 1967 in Mickey Mouse #111 and was reprinted in Mickey Mouse #203. It was also printed in English in the Australian Mickey Mouse #128 and the South African Mickey Mouse #9, and, in a remounted and altered version, in the British Donald and Mickey #20 under the title Seven Sleepy Apples.