Sunday, December 21, 2008

Snow Seventy-One Years Before Christmas...


On this day, seventy-one years ago...

At the Carthay Circle Theater, Walt Disney premiered his new animated feature: "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". Nothing like it had ever been attempted before. The film was a box office and critical hit. The film made so much money for Walt that he used a good deal of it to purchase a plot of land in Burbank to build a new, larger studio than the one he occupied at 2719 Hyperion Avenue near Silver Lake.

The world we live in today has many, many animated films and people sometimes take it for granted, but back in 1937 it was a bold risk to take. The other studios had thought Walt was crazy and labeled his idea of turning his shorts into a full length motion picture "Disney's Folly".

They underestimated Walt...

It was something people would continually do to him...

History shows how visionary Walter Elias Disney was. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go put a certain film in my PS3(I'll have to wait for that new Blu-Ray version of Snow White to fully experience the greatness of this film, agggggh!). I've left my HD Television waiting and it's calling me. I think this movie will go perfectly with this big soda and freshly popped bag of buttered popcorn I'm holding. I'm just waiting for my friends to get here and as usual, they're fashionably late. Fashionably...

TTFN

3 comments:

Moses said...

Walt Disney is still alive. He's a hipster - I saw him at dive bar in Silver Lake last Tuesday. Srsly.

Book Lover Kiki said...

no way, he died. You must've seen someone else.

Theres a lot I didn't know about Disney....

Spokker said...

It's amazing how a company like Disney can be responsible for so many beautiful things yet have done so many messed up things throughout its history.

Eh.