Disney characters gather around the table to give thanks in this rare art from the 1952 re-release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
This charming Thanksgiving-themed evocation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs appeared for the first time in November 1951 to help promote the 1952 re-release of the Disney masterpiece in theaters across the country. The classic film bowed late in 1937 and was released again during World War II to help raise revenue for the Studio, which had experienced a slowdown because of the global conflict. The decision to bring the “fairest one of all” back to the big screen was so popular that it began a tradition of re-releasing Disney animated features every seven to 10 years. In total, Snow White has been released in theaters nine times since making its debut.