Up until that point, Walt Disney Productions had been mostly creating animated short subjects in the Mickey Mouse and Silly Symphonies series. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was to be the first full-length cel animated feature in motion picture history. The revolutionary film meant that Mr. Disney had many obstacles to overcome. Both his brother and business partner Roy Disney and his wife Lillian attempted to talk him out of it. The Hollywood movie industry even referred to the film as "Disney's Folly" while it was in production.
Before World War I, films were being made mostly European countries and in Japan. When the war interrupted European filmmaking, however, the American film industry began to dominate the world market. In the years between 1917 and 1927 the silent film reached the peak of its development. United States had the largest film industry and American films dominated the international market. Germany and Japan still had some movie industries but mostly left to domestic.
Walt Disney Studios was a hit. Then, when the first full-length movie “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” was released in 1937 it broke all box-office records and Walt Disney Studios became well known nationwide. But that was just the beginning for Disney. He has more then fifty full-length movies out today. (DeAngelo NP) In 1955 Disneyland opened when Walt was 55 years old.
When sound was introduced into film by Warner Bros. Pictures, “talkies” took top rank over silent films. “Movies were an art form that had universal appeal. Their essence was entertainment; their success, financial and otherwise, was huge” (1920-30, 3/19/11). Films offered an escape from the troubles of everyday life in the 20s, and moviegoers across the country all shared a universal language: watching movies. Although the film industry first began in New York, Hollywood caught the attention of producers because of its various locations for shooting films and ideal weather for year-round production.
Walt Disney’s company was one of the biggest contributors out of the other big animation corporations to the American animation industry and culture as well to the support effort for the allies of WWII by providing the government with animated propaganda and Ignisia. Animation played a major role for the advancement of motion film in 1900’s. Before motion picture camera, frame by frame photographs were used to understand animal and human movement. Eventually a series of famous cartoons would be created which would lead to the expansion of animation studios in New York and California. One famous animation studio that opened up was Walt Disney, which would eventually dominate animation for many years.
It was filmed at Universal Pictures, which was a very powerful Hollywood studio. The film opened on 4 November 1931 at the Mayfair Theatre in New York's Times Square and it caused an immediate sensation. It was voted one of the films of the year by the New York Times and earned Universal Pictures $12 million. The production cost only $262,000, thus made it even more successful than 'Dracula'. In 1931, when this film was released, Hollywood was in its formative years, but at this time it was considered to be going through a 'golden age' when everything was new and very impressive.
The Walt Disney Company, known generally as Disney, is an american entertainment conglomerate located in Burbank, California. In terms of revenue, it's the second largest media conglomerate behind the cable giant, Comcast. Disney was founded by Walt Disney and Roy O. Disney in 1923. Throughout the earliest years they stabilshed themselves as a leader in animation and live action media. Later on, they would also begin to include other forms of entertainment and theme parks.
From 1929 to 1939, Disney produced a cartoon series called Silly Symphonies, which played in theaters along with other animated films featuring Mickey Mouse and other characters, like Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto. After 1924, Disney actually did more of the drawing necessary for his animated films. His genius lay in creating, organizing, and directing the films. In 1937, Disney issued the first full-length animated feature film to be produced by a studio, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It became one of the most popular movies in history.
Former Universal and Disney decided to make an agreement to animate cartoons by using the Powers’ Cinephone sound process. Silly Symphony was another huge success for Disney. Years later he start to see all the success that all of his cartoons had so he decided to make all of those characters real and there is when he decided to build “Disney World.” Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the first full-length animated film that was reproduced on December 21, 1937 in Los Angeles it produced an unimaginable $1.499 million and it won eight Oscars even in the spite of the Depression he was
He was also responsible for the first animated film that gave the illusion of depth through the use of the multiplane camera, The Old Mill (1937). The cartoon, as realized by Disney, gained even greater stature in 1937 when Walt released his first full-length animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. He went on to introduce many more innovations to movie making, including stereophonic sound (Fantasia, 1940) and 360-degree projection (Disneyland’s circle-Vision 360, 1955). This remarkable man’s many achievements also include the longest-running prime time television series (1954-1983), the Academy Award-winning true-life adventure nature films. Walt had many great ideas that he needed to share with others.