WALT DISNEY STUDIO
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
original production animation drawing
red, green and black pencil on untrimmed animation sheet, image size: 5" x 2.5"
This outstanding final animation drawing of Grumpy was created by a Disney Studio animator in production of Walt Disney's first animated feature, and a cel painting was made directly from it. Vladimir Tytla, one of Walt Disney's best animators of the 1930s and early-1940s, supervised the animation of this scene. This scene depicts Grumpy after he has received an off-to-work kiss from Snow White on his bald head; he pulls on his cap and stalks off only to have the kiss' impact sink in and cause him to pause, blush, and smile later in the scene. This drawing captures that moment of understanding. The animator wrote the studio designation “120” at lower right to indicate this original's place in the scene; studio stamp denoting production, sequence and scene numbers appears at lower left. The initials of Tytla's assistant, Robert W. Carlson, appear at upper right.