Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937

We are taking all the risk ourselves, so if it goes caflooey we may be up there living with you in your rooming house. Save me the front room on the other place next door to you, will you? But I have all the confidence in the world that walt can build a good feature, and that it will go out  and do a lot of money in gross. Three, four, or five years from now we can tell you much better. Anyways this is life; you just have to keep on working and gambling. It is all gamble.

Letter from Roy O. Disney to his father, when first approaching the production of Snow White