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Snow White becomes highest-grossing animated film of all time during this era

1937

In 1937 the release of Disney’s first full length-animated film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” in Technicolor, goes on to become the most successful sound film of all time.

Decades before Pixar, Dreamworks and others would perfect the animated art of giving all ages of moviegoers the sniffles at the theater, the animation and color of “Snow White” would bring a tear to the eye of one film critic.

From the review in Daily Variety, Dec. 22, 1937: “Walt Disney’s animation of Grimm’s fable, ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,’ sets a milestone in the art of picture making. It is completely a thing of beauty and charm. … ‘Snow White’ is the genius of craftsmanship which can make an endless series of line drawings and color washes so eloquent in human expression and trouble and antic joy, so potent in evoking audience emotion, laughter, excitement, suspense, tears. Yes, indeed — tears!”

Sequence Director

William Cottrell

Supervising Director

David Hand

Studio

Walt Disney Animation

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