On this date in 1937 (85 years ago), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered at the Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles, California. It was Walt Disney’s first full length feature animated feature film. Much of the profits from this film were used to finance a $4.5 million studio in Burbank, California.
In 1989, the United States Library of Congress deemed the film “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and selected it as one of the first 25 films for preservation in the National Film Registry. Just recently, The Little Mermaid and Iron Man were added to that registry.
We shared our thoughts on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on Episode 51 (The One That Started It All) of the Talking Disney Podcast back on November 7, 2020. Check out the episode below if you haven’t already.