WALT DISNEY STUDIO
The Big Bad Wolf (1934)
original production animation drawing
red and black pencil on untrimmed animation sheet, image size: 5" x 6.5"
This lively final animation drawing of the Big Bad Wolf was created by a Disney Studio animator in production of the Silly Symphony cartoon, and a cel painting was made directly from it. Burt Gillett directed this follow-up to the enormously popular Three Little Pigs (1933). The Wolf traps Little Red Riding Hood and her Grandma in a chest of drawers when Practical Pig comes up from behind him and pours "Un-popped Pop Corn" into his overalls, followed by a shovelful of hot coals from the fireplace. Fifer and Fiddler Pig close out the cartoon with a round of "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" and "He's a great big sissy!" The animator wrote the studio designation “85” at lower right to indicate this original's place in the scene.