It all led up to this- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs! Walt Disney's ever changing improvements and projects were specially designed to get his staff up to the level they needed to be to do what many saw as impossible- make a feature length animated film.
It would need to be something really special in order to keep audiences interested and it was. A gloriously animated masterpiece that still enthralls families even today. It would be the first time that "they" called a project "Disney's Folly". It wouldn't be the last time that Walt Disney would prove "them" wrong.