December 21st 1937: ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ premieres
On this day in 1937 the first full-length animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’, premiered in Los Angeles. It received a standing ovation at the premiere and soon featured on the cover of Time magazine. The Disney film was based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. It was released nationwide the following February and earned $8 million.