On this day in 1937, Walt Disney debuted his first full-length film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” in Hollywood. The film won a standing-ovation during the first viewing and after being released to the public, “Snow White” grossed $8 million – the most made by any film of the time. Disney also won an Academy Award for his innovative use of color, story, animation, sound and background and garnered high praise from film stars like Charlie Chaplin. Chaplin called Disney’s character Dopey one of the “greatest comedians of all time.” In 2008, more than 60 years after the film’s debut, the American Film Institute chose “Snow White” as the No. 1 animated film of its time.
See the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Original 1937 Trailer (Walt Disney) Here: