On this day: the premiere of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs



On the 21st of December, 1937, Disney’s first feature-length film premiered at the Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles.

Guests at the premiere included Charlie Chaplin, Shirley Temple, Marlene Dietrich, Ginger Rogers and Cary Grant.


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs went on to receive Oscar and Grammy nominations, and won an award at the Venice Film Festival.


The film’s general release came in February the following year.

On this day: the premiere of Fantasia

Fantasia-poster-1940Fantasia is a 1940 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released by Walt Disney Productions.

Disney’s ground-breaking animated film, Fantasia, premiered on the 13th of November, 1940.

At the time of its release it was not really a success, and because of World War Two it was unable to be released into the European market and so lost a lot of money.

However, over time the film has become widely recognised and appreciated. As of 2012 it was the 22nd highest-grossing film in the history of the United States.