September 5, 1946
Mr. Walt Disney
Walt Disney Productions
2400 West Alameda Avenue
Dear Mr. Disney:
I am sending you an advance copy of my novelette, ANTHEM, which is being published in America for the first time. I would like you to read it, because I think its theme would appeal to you.
If you like it, I would ask you to consider making it into a picture. I know that it would be a complete departure from the conventional Hollywood film, and that is why I thought it worth while to call it to your personal attention. You might see it as I do, because you have never been afraid to venture into new fields and to do the different and the unusual.
If this story can be translated to the screen, I would like to see it done in stylized drawings, rather than with living actors. If you like the idea, I don’t have to point out to you how important a picture with such a theme would be at the present moment.
I will be very interested to hear your reaction.
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