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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (RKO, 1937). Fine+ on Paper. Insert (14" X 36") Gustaf Tenggren Artwork.
    Now much beloved, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was almost never made, initially thought of as "Disney's Folly." This animated feature length film -- the first ever produced in the United States -- was an enormous risk for the studio. Although both his brother Roy and his wife Lillian tried to talk Walt out of undertaking this expensive project, the legendary creator believed in it so much that he actually mortgaged his home to finance it. The film spent three years in production, racking up a budget of more than $1.5 million, and revolutionized animation in the process. The result was a fantastic success, quickly becoming the highest-grossing feature ever at the time (it was supplanted in 1939 by Gone With the Wind). It remains today one of Disney's finest achievements, a perennial favorite for generations of fans. Showcasing classic artwork by Gustaf Tenggren, this insert has been professionally restored to correct fold wear, pinholes, and minor border tears. There was a tear from the left border through Happy's image into Sleepy's image that has been well addressed. Fine+ on Paper.


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