22 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Walt Disney

He proved everyone wrong.

When Walt Disney pitched the unheard of idea of a feature-length animated film with both sound and color, those in the film industry rejected his plan, dubbing it “Disney’s Folly.”

Luckily, Disney ignored them and produced Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs anyway—a project that took four years and cost $1.5 million (three times the original budget). That movie became 1937’s biggest movie and the most successful film of all time to date.