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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937 film)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures. Based on the German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, it is the first full-length cel animated feature film and the earliest Disney animated feature film; the story was adapted by storyboard artists Dorothy Ann Blank, Richard Creedon, Merrill De Maris, Otto Englander, Earl Hurd, Dick Rickard, Ted Sears and Webb Smith. David Hand was the supervising director, while William Cottrell, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen directed the film's individual sequences. Snow White premiered at the Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles, California on December 21, 1937, followed by a nationwide release on February 4, 1938, it was a critical and commercial success, with international earnings of $8 million during its initial release held the record of highest-grossing sound film at the time. The popularity of the film has led to its being re-released theatrically many times, until its home video release in the 1990s.

Adjusted for inflation, it is one of the top-ten performers at the North American box office and the highest-grossing animated film. Snow White was nominated for Best Musical Score at the Academy Awards in 1938, the next year, producer Walt Disney was awarded an honorary Oscar for the film; this award was unique. They were presented to Disney by Shirley Temple. In 1989, the United States Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally or aesthetically significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry; the American Film Institute ranked it among the 100 greatest American films, named the film as the greatest American animated film of all time in 2008. Disney's take on the fairy tale has had a significant cultural impact, resulting in popular theme park attractions, a video game, a Broadway musical. Snow White is a lonely princess living with a vain Queen; the Queen worries that Snow White will be more beautiful than her, so she forces Snow White to work as a scullery maid and asks her Magic Mirror daily "who is the fairest one of all".

For years the mirror always answers. One day, the Magic Mirror informs the Queen; the jealous Queen orders her Huntsman to take Snow White into the forest and kill her. She further demands that the huntsman return with Snow White's heart in a jeweled box as proof of the deed. However, the Huntsman cannot bring himself to kill Snow White, he tearfully begs for her forgiveness, revealing the Queen wants her dead and urges her to flee into the woods and never look back. Lost and frightened, the princess is befriended by woodland creatures who lead her to a cottage deep in the woods. Finding seven small chairs in the cottage's dining room, Snow White assumes the cottage is the untidy home of seven orphaned children. In reality, the cottage belongs to seven adult dwarfs—named Doc, Happy, Bashful and Dopey—who work in a nearby mine. Returning home, they are alarmed to find their cottage clean and suspect that an intruder has invaded their home; the dwarfs find asleep across three of their beds. Snow White awakes to find the dwarfs at her bedside and introduces herself, all of the dwarfs welcome her into their home after she offers to clean and cook for them.

Snow White keeps house for the dwarfs while they mine for jewels during the day, at night they all sing, play music and dance. Meanwhile, the Queen discovers that Snow White is still alive when the mirror again answers that Snow White is the fairest in the land and reveals that the heart in the jeweled box is that of a pig. Using a potion to disguise herself as an old hag, the Queen creates a poisoned apple that will put whoever eats it into the "Sleeping Death", a curse she learns can only be broken by "love's first kiss", but is certain Snow White will be buried alive. While the Queen goes to the cottage while the dwarfs are away, the animals are wary of her and rush off to find the dwarfs. Faking a potential heart attack, the Queen tricks Snow White into bringing her into the cottage to rest; the Queen fools Snow White into biting into the poisoned apple under the pretense that it is a magic apple that grants wishes. As Snow White falls asleep, the Queen proclaims; the dwarfs return with the animals as the Queen leaves the cottage and give chase, trapping her on a cliff.

She tries to roll a boulder over them, but before she can do so, lightning strikes the cliff, causing her to fall to her death. The dwarfs return to their cottage and find Snow White dead, being kept in a deathlike slumber by the poison. Unwilling to bury her out of sight in the ground, they instead place her in a glass coffin trimmed with gold in a clearing in the forest. Together with the woodland creatures, they keep watch over her. A year the prince from the beginning of the movie learns of her eternal sleep and visits her coffin. Saddened by her apparent death, he kisses her, which awakens her; the dwarfs and animals all rejoice. Adriana Caselotti as Snow White: Snow White is a young princess, her stepmother has forced her to work as a scullery maid in the castle. Despite this, she retains a naïve demeanor. Marge Belcher served as the live-action model. Lucille La Verne as Queen Grimhilde / Witch: The Queen is the stepmother of Snow White. Once her magic mirror says that Snow White is the "fairest" instead of her, she

Willimantic River

The Willimantic River is a tributary of the Shetucket River 25 mi long in northeastern Connecticut in the New England region of the United States. It is formed in northern Tolland County, near Stafford Springs by the confluence of Middle River and Furnace Brook, it flows south to the city of Willimantic. It's joined by the Hop River on the Coventry and Windham town border; the word Willimantic is of either Mohegan-Pequot or Narragansett. It's translated as "land of the swift running water", but the word more originally meant "place near the evergreen swamp"; the word was first attested in English writing as Waramanticut in 1684, as Wallamanticuk and Weammantuck before being standardized as Willimantic. Shortly upstream from its confluence with the Natchaug, the Willimantic experiences a drop of ninety feet in one mile; the river powered textile mills from Stafford Springs to Willimantic, including the American Thread Company mill. None of these mills are operating as of 2007, having all been destroyed or converted to other uses such as apartment space.

A popular long paddling route begins south of Stafford Springs along Route 32 where the river is quickwater all of the way to the flatwater of Eagleville Pond. The remainder is easy going to the take-out at Route 66. Beware of the dam at the Route 275 bridge. Other access points may be at the N. River Road bridge, the Route 74 bridge, the Depot Rd bridge, the Route 195 bridge, the Jones Crossing bridge, the Merrow Road bridge, the U. S. Route 44 bridge, Brigham bridge, near the Route 275 dam, the Depot Rd bridge, the Route 31 bridge, the Flanders Rd bridge. List of Connecticut rivers Meet the Willimantic River Connecticut Explorer's Guide Online paddling map of the Willimantic River

Erik Schullstrom

Erik Paul Schullstrom is a former professional baseball pitcher who played for the Minnesota Twins in its 1994 and 1995 seasons. Listed at 6 ft 5 in, 220 pounds, Schullstrom batted right-handed, he was born in San Diego and attended Alameda High School where he was voted Oakland Tribune Northern California Pitcher of the year in 1987. He attended Fresno State University where he was a Freshman All-American in 1988 after going 14-2 with 11 complete games; the Bulldogs were at one point ranked #1 in the nation after winning 32 consecutive games, finished 7th in the 1988 College World Series. He was a member of Team USA in 1989. Schullstrom was drafted out of high school by the Toronto Blue Jays 620th overall in the 24th round of the 1987 Major League Baseball draft. Deciding not to sign, he would have to wait until 1990 to be drafted again, where he was selected 51st overall in the 2nd round of the 1990 draft by the Baltimore Orioles. In the minors, Schullstrom spent time relieving, his best minor league season as a starter was in 1991, where he went 5–6 with a 3.05 ERA and 93 K's in 85+ innings.

His best season as a reliever in the minors was 1994 with Nashville, when he had a 2.63 ERA in 26 games, 43 strikeouts in 41 innings. On July 18, 1994, Schullstrom made his Major League debut as a 25-year-old rookie for the Twins. In nine games that year, he had 13 strikeouts in 13 innings of work, his success did not carry over to the next season-in 37 games in 1995, he had a 6.89 ERA. In the field, he committed only one error in his career for a.889 fielding percentage. On September 27, 1995, Schullstrom played his final Major League game. Though this was the end to his majors career, he played four seasons in Japan, two for the Nippon-Ham Fighters in 1998 and 1999, two for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp in 2001 and 2002. Schullstrom is the Director of Scouting-USA for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of the Nippon Professional Baseball League. On August 31, 1992, Schullstrom was sent with Ricky Gutiérrez from the Orioles to the San Diego Padres for Craig Lefferts. On August 16, 1995, Schullstrom was sent from the Orioles to the Twins as the player to be named in a deal that happened on August 13, 1995-the Twins sent Mike Pagliarulo to the Orioles for a player to be named who happened to be Schullstrom.

Earned $109,000 in 1994 and $113,000 in 1995. Wore the number 58 in both his stints with the Twins. Holds the Major League record of 60 innings pitched without recording a loss. On July 3, 1991, starting for the Frederick Keys at Class A+ Carolina League, pitched a 2–0 no-hitter against the Kinston Indians. In between, played winter ball with the Tiburones de La Guaira club of the Venezuelan League, for the Acereros de Monclova and Sultanes de Monterrey of the Mexican League. Schullstrom resides in Alameda, California. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference, or Retrosheet, or Pura Pelota