The first animated short in full color and the first one to win an Academy Award - Walt Disney's first of twenty-two. Also the first film (animated or otherwise) to use the three-strip Technicolor process.
The original work was started in black and white. The black and white footage was scrapped when the decision was made to try Technicolor.
Premiered at Grauman's Chinese Theater where it was run prior to the feature Strange Interlude (1932).