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6348.7 #18 DL Qual #7 12-21-12 12:25PM
Good afternoon! This day in Disney history, Dec 21st, 1937. Disney's 1st feature-length animated film, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" premieres at the Carthay Circle Theater in LA. The film features the voices of Adriana Caselotti (as Snow White) and Harry Stockwell (as the Prince). Workers at the studio present Walt with a backyard playhouse for his two daughters, a child size copy of the dwarfs' cottage from the film. (The Carthay will later be razed and replaced by an office building.) ✨Also on this day in 1960, Disney's live-action "Swiss Family Robinson" (based on the book by Johann Wyss) is released along with "The Horse with the Flying Tail". Filmed on the Caribbean island of Tobago (the smaller of the two main islands that make up the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago), Swiss Family's lavish pre-production planning and on-location shooting resulted in a budget that exceeded $4 million! Have you seen these films? What did you think? What are your favorite parts?
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I love Snow White, one of my favorites! And I was just realizing the other day that I don't think I've ever seen Swiss Family, I should! Thanks Duchess for another awesome post, they truly brighten my day and I greatly appreciate you for taking the time for us!! 😊😊 - MinnieMousewife   914.2 #201 12-21-12 12:28PM Like(1)  Reply
I love swiss family Robison. It was a favorite movie as a kid and was such a great experience to watch it with mads. - madsdad   1868.2 #92 12-21-12 1:21PM Like(1)  Reply
I always enjoy your posts. I don't know if I've seen Swiss Family Robinson. I must try to find it somewhere! - Jillian   767.1 #244 12-21-12 1:29PM Like(1)  Reply
One of the disney channels plays it often... - madsdad  1868.2 #92 12-21-12 1:29PM
Oh really? I'll have to keep an eye out. - Jillian  767.1 #244 12-21-12 1:47PM
Hey there she is! - Slotherini   1079.8 #169 12-21-12 12:26PM Like  Reply
πŸ˜‚ Yes they didn't take me either! πŸŽ‰ - Duchess_SMK  6348.7 #18 12-21-12 12:50PM
Yes! For me, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the embodiment of Disney animation. It's a masterpiece. The Swiss Family Robinson was a childhood favorite of mine and I still love to watch it today. Thank you SMK for singlehandedly holding off the apocalypse. I guess the Mayans did not count on you foiling their plans. - IMissDisney   1205.7 #144 12-21-12 12:34PM Like  Reply
Don't forget that this film was a huge risk for Walt as nobody had really done a full length animated film. But with the money he made, he built the studios in Burbank which jump started the entire company - BaseballMickey_CM   7605.4 #11 12-21-12 12:56PM Like  Reply
Both great movies! - LilSterner   5503.5 #19 12-21-12 1:24PM Like  Reply
Love both of them! - AshleyLynn22   791.2 #233 12-21-12 1:37PM Like  Reply
Love them both. In Swiss Family Robinson I love when they're riding the ostriches. - Minnique   631.0 #321 12-21-12 1:41PM Like  Reply
Happy 75th birthday Snow White πŸŽ‰ - Linzee   1189.0 #147 12-21-12 1:54PM Like  Reply
I have the 75th anniversary pin commemorating the Snow White film. Yay for 75 years of Disney feature length films! - missmimi90   2032.0 #76 12-21-13 2:52PM Like  Reply
Happy 75th to my Snow White!!! She hasn't aged a bit! - PixiePirateMaid   345.5 #690 12-21-13 3:15PM Like  Reply
Snow white, and Swiss Family Robinson were my two favorite movies as a kid! Thank you for all your great post's I look forward to them and look for them every day! Merry Christmas! - goofydad909   1988.0 #80 12-21-13 5:59PM Like  Reply
I saw Swiss Family Robinson in the theater. Even though I hated Moocie on TV.  - Midasgold   633.3 #319 12-21-13 6:18PM Like  Reply
75 years?!!! Wow! Thank you for another knowledgeable and interesting post!! - Boundin   712.4 #272 12-21-13 6:32PM Like  Reply
Wow never realized Snow White was released so close to Christmas! - TrampsLady   1641.8 #102 12-21-13 6:56PM Like  Reply