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Getting in the Way of the Story

Ward Kimball was just out of art school in 1934 when he was hired by Walt Disney to work on his studio’s newest project, the full-length cartoon Snow White. Kimball labored 240 days and many nights to animate a four-and-a-half-minute sequence in which the dwarfs show their love for Snow White by making her some soup. After Kimball had completed his task, he was summoned to Disney’s office. “I don’t know how to tell you this,” said Disney, “because I love the sequence. But we’re going to have to cut it out of the picture. It’s getting in the way of the story.”

Today in the Word, July, 1995, p. 34

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