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March 10, 1938 – Disney Wins Two Academy Awards for The Old Mill and the Multiplane Camera

Special Academy Award_1938

On March 10, 1938, the 10th Academy Awards were held at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Disney’s groundbreaking short film The Old Mill, which was the first use of the multiplane camera and features realistic depictions of nature, won the Academy Award for Best Short Film, beating Paramount’s Color Classic Educated Fish and Columbia’s The Little Match Girl. The use of the multiplane on this short served as a testing ground for work on the feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Creators of the multiplane camera were further honored at this ceremony by winning a special Academy Scientific and Technical Award

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