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February 23, 1939 – Walt Disney is Awarded a Special Academy Award for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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“Aren’t you proud of it, Mr. Disney?” “Why, I’m so proud I think I’ll bust.”

On February 23, 1939, the 11th Academy Awards were held at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. That night, Walt Disney was awarded an Academy Honorary Award for the full-length animated feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. A special statue was created for this honor, featuring one regular size Oscar along with seven miniature statuettes on a step platform. This award was presented to Walt by actress Shirley Temple.

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