WALT DISNEY STUDIO
original production animation drawing
red, blue and black pencil on untrimmed animation sheet, image size: 8.5" x 5.25"
This handsome rough animation drawing of Cinderella was created by a Disney animator in development of a scene in Walt Disney's classic animated feature. Les Clark, one of Walt Disney's master animators known as his Nine Old Men, supervised the animation of the scenes of Cinderella beside the door after her wicked stepmother, Lady Tremaine, has locked her in her garret bedroom. Gus and Jaq struggle to surmount the stairs with the key and once at the top find they must also battle with Lucifer. Cinderella kneels at the door to encourage them, then gets the idea to bring Bruno into the fray. The blue pencil underdrawing is undoubtedly Mr. Clark's work. The animator wrote the designation "25" at lower right to indicate this original's place in the scene; a numbered grid for the ring on the door shows that it animates in only three drawings.