Thursday, December 13, 2007

Snow White Celebrates 70 Years With Historic Video Available On-Line!

Premiering 70 Years Ago on December 21, 1937, Disney’s First Full-Length Animated Feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Complimentary Viewing of Exclusive, Historic Video Available Online! Great American Ink has produced a video, “Behind the Scenes of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” which highlights the making and release of Disney’s first full-length feature film. This memorable event is featured in this exclusive, historic video available for viewing online for free at or call 1-800-552-2847 to receive a complimentary DVD.

It was December 21, 1937 at Carthay Circle Theatre, attracting Hollywood’s biggest celebrities including Charlie Chaplin, Judy Garland, Shirley Temple, John Barrymore, Clark Gable and Carole Lombard. Mingling with the stars were the anonymous makers of the film whom Walt Disney had given tickets. There was great anticipation to see how the audience would react. Animator Ward Kimball remembers the evening, “We weren’t prepared for the crying and sniffling in the audience.”

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was an immediate hit becoming the most successful movie released that year. It remains one of the greatest animated features of all time. This film was a significant screen innovation charming millions and pioneering a new field in entertainment.

For this extraordinary accomplishment, Disney won an honorary Academy Award presented to him by Shirley Temple at the 1938 Academy Awards ceremony. The Award was not just a single Oscar statue, but eight – one full-size and seven little ones – all on the same stand.

Great American Ink, a Los Angeles-based vintage and contemporary animation art gallery, is also hosting a complimentary online exhibition of original production art from this groundbreaking film. Visitors can see this exhibit at or call 1-800-552-2847 for more information.

About the Gallery: Great American Ink, the world’s premier gallery for vintage animation art, offers pre-production concept drawings, storyboards, production drawings, and cels, featuring characters from Disney, Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera, Simpsons, DC Comics, Peanuts, Betty Boop and more.

Featured sculpture in this blog entry is the 1998 Disneyana featured sculpture of Snow White and Prince Charming (""A Kiss Brings Love Anew") a Numbered Limited Edition (NLE) of 1,650 sculpted by Kent Melton. A complete listing of sculptures from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs can be found in the Snow White Section of the website's Secondary Guide & Image Gallery.

Below is “Behind the Scenes of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” video courtesy of Great American Ink and

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ©Disney


Magic Mirror said...

I do love the many tributes to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs that we are seeing for its 70th aniversary. I would have liked a few more WDCC releases this year but what there was were very good. I wonder how many of the modern day films will be remembered 70 years on?


Cindy said...

We attended the event in mid-November that was held at Disney's California Adventure to celebrate the anniversary of the film, and it was a lot of fun. There's a great new exhibit inside DCA's Animation Building as well.