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March 23, 2012

TCM Film Festival presents 75th Anniversary Screening of Disney's Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs

For the second consecutive year, the TCM Classic Film Festival will celebrate the legacy of The Walt Disney Studios. Turner Classic Movies (TCM), in collaboration with D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, will present a 75th anniversary screening of Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Disney's first hand-drawn feature-length animated film.

On Saturday, April 14, Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will screen at Grauman's Chinese Theatre at 1 p.m. This film revolutionized the art of animation.  Snow White and her story are more popular than ever with two movies, "Snow White and The Huntsman" and "Mirror, Mirror," coming out and with ABC's newest hit drama "Once Upon A Time."

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences bestowed a special Academy Award on Walt Disney, recognizing Snow White as "a significant screen innovation which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field." The unique Oscar trophy consisted of one full-sized statuette standing next to seven miniature versions. The film also earned an Oscar nomination for Leigh Harline's memorable score.
In 1997, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was named one of the 100 Greatest Films of All Time by the American Film Institute (AFI). The following year, the AFI named it the greatest American animated film of all time.
TCM host and film historian Robert Osborne will serve as official host of the TCM Classic Film Festival, with TCM weekend daytime host Ben Mankiewicz also introducing several events.
The Turner Classic Film Festival runs April 12-15th in Los Angeles. For tickets or more info, visit:

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