Monday, December 21, 2009

Prologue - Carthay Circle Premiere

The eve of the winter solstice, the Northern Hemisphere's shortest day of the year. Though it marks the onset of winter, it also signifies the return of the sun--or as in many a mythical tale--the rebirth of the light. Walt Disney's animated masterpiece Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered at the Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles 72 years ago today...December 21, 1937.

Detail section of original 40x60 movie poster featuring artwork by inspirational artist Gustaf Tenggren
with influences from
animator Grim Natwick.

And thus is launched the Filmic Light blog...


  1. Absolutely love your blog! I am a huge Snow White fan and I can't believe it took me this long to find it! It took me a few days to go through it and was totally worth it. You've done amazing work and I can't wait to keep following it :)

    1. Thanks so much Sarah. Glad you found the blog. It's readers like you that keep the motivation going on this project. Lots more good Snow White stuff coming up! Stay tuned. :)