snow white and the seven dwarfs

February 23, 1939 - Walt Disney receives a special Oscar for his classic 83-minute animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, at the 11th Academy Awards. Eleven-year-old child star Shirley Temple presents Walt with one statuette and seven miniature statuettes for “a significant screen innovation which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field for the motion picture cartoon”.