December 21 - Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" has its world premiere

On this day 76 years ago, one of the most iconic movies in Disney's history had its world premiere. December 21, 1937 marked the day the world first got to see Disney's animated film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". Many celebrities attended the premiere including Charlie Chaplin, Shirley Temple, Mary Pickford, and Ed Sullivan. The premiere got a standing ovation upon its completion and six days later, the movie found itself on the cover of Time Magazine.

The movie has been a huge success since the premiere, as it has grossed nearly $185 million dollars worldwide. Snow White is one of a handful of animated characters to have her own Hollywood Walk of Fame Star and she's appeared in several other Disney movies and video games.

The success of the movie lead Disney to continue producing feature-film productions. Much of the profits from the film went to purchasing a new studio in Burbank, which is where the Walt Disney Studios is located today.


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