"Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is fairest of them all?" Why, Snow White, of course!
Plenty of fairy tales have come and gone, but few have touched the imagination like Snow White. Walt Disney brought the world the very first feature-length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, in 1937. While the project was in production, competitors referred to it as "Disney's folly." Even Walt's brother, Roy, and his wife, Lillian, tried to talk him out of it--nobody thought it could possibly succeed or make any money. Walt laughed all the way to the bank, and to the Academy Awards podium. He received an honorary award in 1939--one full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones--"For Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, recognized as a significant screen innovation which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field."
Snow White was the first fictional female character to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Adriana Caselotti, the voice of Snow White, was paid $970 (equivalent of about $15,750 today) for her work on the film. She didn't realize at the time that it was a full-length feature film.
Caselotti beat 150 others, including Deanna Durbin, to win the role
She later had an uncredited bit part in The Wizard of Oz
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the first American movie to have a soundtrack album made and released in conjunction with it.
If you like to whistle while you work, and dream of some day when your prince will come, be the very first Disney Princess in one of our Snow White costumes. We have them in child and adult sizes. If you think Snow White is just TOO sweet, you could also be the evil Queen Grimhilde or one of the dwarfs. And don't forget to add accessories!