Happy Anniversary Snow White

On this day in 1938 the classic Disney film Snow White hit the big screens across America.  It premiered in Hollywood with much success in December of 1937 at the Carthay Circle Theater.  Here are some fun facts you may not know about the film-

  • This was the first full length animated feature in English and Technicolor


  • The film grossed $8 million which was unheard of during the great depression and was the highest grossing film at that time.
    • It held the title of highest grossing film for a year until Gone with the Wind was released.
  • The original film budget was $250,000.  It ended up costing $1.5 million and Walt Disney had to mortgage his home to fund the film’s production.
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the first film to ever release a motion picture soundtrack
    • In fact the composers (Frank Churchill and Larry Morey) wrote 25 songs for the film, with 7 making the final cut into the movie


  • To animate the film it took 750 artists creating 2,000,000 sketches, and 240,000 separate final drawings.
  • During production there were live animals in the studio for the animators to use as reference.


  • Lucille La Verne voiced the Evil Queen and the witch.  To achieve the unique voice of the witch she removed her front dentures.
  • Walt Disney was awarded an honorary Academy Award for the film.  The Academy discussed nominating it for Best Picture, but opted to award a special Oscar for the film’s unique contribution to film history.  The award has one large traditional oscar, and then 7 smaller oscars on a staircase to represent all of the title characters.


  • Snow White has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Happy 80th Anniversary Snow White… and Doc, Happy, Sneezy, Sleepy, Grumpy, Bashful, and Dopey as well.


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Musical Monday- “Try Everything” Cover by Home Free

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love the 2016 Disney Animated Movie “Zootopia.”  I thought that it had a great message about diversity, and about following your dreams.  In addition to the movie being great, I loved the MUSIC!  The character “Gazelle” is a pop star (and rights activist) in the animal world.  Her character was voiced by Shakira, and the big song from the movie was called “Try Everything.”  I love the rhythm, and the catchy melody for the song, as well as the animation that accompany’s it at the end of the movie.


Today’s Musical Monday clip is by a country A Capella group called Home Free.  Home Free got their start on NBC’s show “The Sing Off.”  They were the winners of the show’s fourth season, and have gained great success with their original songs and covers.  Here is their cover of Shakira’s “Try Everything”

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30 Day Disney Challenge- Day 9 “Favorite Character to Meet

Confessions of a Mouskaholic's 30 Day Disney Challenge

Confessions of a Mouskaholic’s 30 Day Disney Challenge

Alright, Day 9,  and my favorite Disney Character to Meet.  I am going to break this one into two categories- Animated Characters, and Face Characters (Just because interacting with the two are quite different.)

So first, my favorite animated character to meet is Tigger!  He has been my favorite since I was little!  He’s so fun to meet (I’ve met him both at Crystal Palace, and in the park).  I love him so much that for my first Marathon ever (at Disney of course) I dressed up at Tigger!  I was so proud to get a picture with him and my marathon medal the following day! (And our course I can’t find the picture… MEH!!!!)

Me with Tigger at the Crystal Palace (Day before my 2nd Disney marathon!)

Me with Tigger at the Crystal Palace (Day before my 2nd Disney marathon!)

Me dressed as Tigger for my first Disney Marathon!

Me dressed as Tigger for my first Disney Marathon!

So in the other category, “Face Characters”-  it is definitely Mary Poppins!  She is so fun to interact with!  I’ve met her at both the Magic Kingdom (by the carousel) and at Epcot (in the United Kingdom).  During my last trip I asked her if I could take a “selfie” with her, and she didn’t miss a beat!  Her response was “Is that like a self portrait?  I have never heard of a selfie.”  I love the movie, and I love Mary Poppins (never just Mary)

Me with Mary Poppins for our "Self-Portrait"

Me with Mary Poppins for our “Self-Portrait”

Who are your favorite characters to meet?

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