December 27, 1937 – Walt Disney Appears on the Cover of Time Magazine
“We’re businessmen. Walt Disney’s an artist. With us, the idea with shorts is to hit ‘em and run. With us, Disney is more of a Rembrandt.” – Leon Schlesinger
On December 27, 1937, Walt Disney made his first appearance on the cover of Time Magazine. This would be one of two covers featuring Walt, with the second being on December 27, 1954, exactly seventeen years later. Printed nearly a week after the release of the first full-length animated feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the article talks about the history of the Disney studios leading up to the film’s release, as well as the process of creating a full-length animated feature.