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Once upon a time-fifty years ago to be exact-in the enchanted realm of Hollywood, a struggling young cartoon producer from the midwest had an impossible dream to make the first full-length animated feature and so he gathered the greatest artists and talents in the land. The result was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The rest is history.

After more than half a century, Snow White is still the fairest of them all and one of the most popular motion pictures of all time. To date, worldwide grosses for the film total more than $330 million. During its first three months of release alone, it is estimated that more than 20 million people flocked to see it. The movie remained the all-time box office champion until Gone with the Wind came along several years’later.

The fame and popularity of Snow White has grown over the course of its numerous rereleases and this year, in celebration of its golden anniversary, it will become the first movie to be exhibited simultaneously in more than 60 countries (including the United States, the USSR and China) and in more than 10 languages. […]