On this day…

Following a Los Angeles premiere in December, 1937, Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs received a nationwide theatrical release on the 4th of February, 1938.

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

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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.

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

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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.