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Disney in 1938

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For the Madein1938Blogathon, I’ve decided to go over all the Disney releases from this year. Outside of their usual shorts output, Disney also created a radio show, comics, and widely released their first ever feature film. There’s a lot to cover, so let’s dive right into Disney’s output for 1938.

TheMickeyMouseTheaterofTheAir


Considering that Disney was one of the first film producers to make the leap to television, creating such shows as TheMickeyMouseClub and the Disneyland TV series, it’s surprising to learn that the Disney studio only produced one radio series during radio’s Golden Age. Just as the Disneyland series was created mainly to promote the theme park of the same name, this radio show’s main purpose was to promote Disney’s full-length feature film, SnowWhiteandtheSevenDwarfs. It premiered on January 2, 1938 and a week later, a whole episode specifically dedicated to the feature aired. It featured several of the actors and actresses from the film, including Lucille La Vern…