Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Disney’s Lanmark, Oscar-Nominated Animated Musical

A landmark animated musical movie, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs  was produced by Walt Disney and initially released by RKO.

Based on the Brothers Grim fairy tale,  it’s the first full-length animated feature.

The story was adapted by artists Dorothy Ann Blank, Richard Creedon, Merrill De Maris, Otto Englander, Earl Hurd, Dick Rickard, Ted Sears, and Webb Smith.

David Hand was the supervising director, while William Cottrell, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, and Ben Sharpensteen directed the film’s individual sequences.

Snow White premiered in L.A. on December 21, 1937 (for Oscar considerations), followed by a nationwide release on February 4, 1938.

A critical and commercial success, the film earned internationally $8 million during its initial release; for  while, it was the highest-grossing sound film.

The popularity of the film has led to several re-releases.  It is one of the top grossing films of all times.

At the 1938 Academy Awards, chair-producer Walt Disney was awarded Honorary Oscar, and the film was nominated for Best Musical Score.

Disney’s fairy tale has had a significant cultural impact, resulting in theme park attractions, video games, Broadway musicals, and so on.

Running time: 82 minutes