Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy Anniversary Snow White!!

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was released on December 21, 1937, the first animated feature film produced by Walt Disney. It is the first full-length animated feature to become widely successful within the English-speaking world, the first full-length animated feature with sound, and the first to be filmed in Technicolor.

Walt Disney's Snow White premiered at the Carthay Circle Theater on December 21, 1937
and released to theaters by RKO Radio Pictures on February 4, 1938. The story was adapted by storyboard artists Dorothy Ann Blank, Richard Creedon, Merrill DeMaris, Otto Englander, Earl Hurd, Dick Rickard, Ted Sears and Webb Smith from the German fairy tale Snow White by the Brothers Grimm. David Hand was the supervising director, while William Cottrell, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, and Ben Sharpsteen directed the film's individual sequences.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was one out of only two animated films to rank in the American Film Institute's list of the 100 greatest American films of all time
in 1997 (the other being Fantasia) , ranking number 49. It achieved a higher ranking (#34) in the list's 2007 Update, this time being the only traditionally animated film on the list.

A complete listing of Walt Disney Classics Collection sculptures from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs can be found in the Snow White Section of the website's Secondary Guide & Image Gallery.

1 comment:

Magic Mirror said...

Happy 70th Anniversary to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, this film for me was the start of it all for Disney.