WALT DISNEY STUDIO
Hold That Pose (1950)
original production animation drawing
red, blue and black pencil on untrimmed animation sheet, image size: 6.25" x 7"
This original final animation drawing of Goofy the photographer with Humphrey the Bear was created by a Disney Studio animator in production of the animated cartoon directed by Jack Kinney, and a cel painting was made directly from it. Goofy takes up photography as a hobby and sets out to film "wildlife in its native habitat," so he visits the local zoo where he encounters Humphrey the Bear. In this scene he is preparing a sleepy Humphrey for a portrait shot. Humphrey debuted inHold That Pose and went on to become a featured character in seven shorts of the 1950s with Donald Duck and J. Audubon Woodlore. The animator wrote the studio designation “13” at lower right to indicate this original's place in the scene. Interestingly, the cel of Humphrey was on a separate level although he was animated on this drawing; a red pencil note reads: "Do not ink bear on this cel."