Snow White Turns 75

April 9th, 2013  | 

Published in Event

In case you missed it, Snow White turned 75 four months ago.

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” premiered on Dec. 21, 1937.

During production, Hollywood referred to the film as “Disney’s Folly.”

Founder Walt Disney was forced to mortgage his home to finance the production, which was 10 times the budget of any of the studio’s previous short films.

But when celebrities Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable, Judy Garland and Shirley Temple joined others at the premiere in giving the film a standing ovation, it was clear that Disney had created box-office magic.

In 2008, the American Film Institute named “Snow White” the greatest American animated film of all time.

What dream are you working on today that you can look back on years from now and say, “We did it!”?

About the Author: Greg Bustin advises leaders of some of the world’s most admired companies, and he’s dedicated a career to working with CEOs and the leadership teams of hundreds of companies in a range of industries. He’s facilitated more than 200 strategic planning sessions, and he’s delivered more than 500 keynotes and workshops on five continents. His fifth leadership book—How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices—examines 52 of history’s greatest triumphs and tragedies and debuted in April as the #1 new historical reference book on Amazon.

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