White & SignWriting
publication of Snow White is dedicated to
Walt Disney and A.P. Giannini.
In 1937, Walt Disney, and his talented team
animators, presented the first
full-length animated motion picture: Snow
Giannini, who later founded
Bank of America, loaned Walt Disney the
funds to produce the animated film Snow White.
In the same pioneering spirit, SignWriting
changing history, creating a written form
for sign languages. Visual in nature,
the invention of SignWriting
was specifically influenced by the visual
sophistication of Disney animation.
The writing of Snow White in American
Sign Language in SignWriting is made possible
because of funding from the Claire Giannini
Claire Giannini, daughter of A.P. Giannini,
established the Claire Giannini Fund to assist
new and innovative projects such as the
is just the first of several Snow White
storybooks in SignWriting. There are
a series of workbooks and storybooks,
at different reading and writing levels,
funded by Northrop-Grumman ECHO
& Sempra Employees Group.