WALT DISNEY STUDIO
original production animation drawing
red, blue and black pencil on untrimmed animation sheet, image size: 8.25" x 5.75"
It doesn't get any better. This spectacular rough animation drawing of Cinderella was created by Disney animator Marc Davis in development of a scene in the animated feature. It is an animator's extreme drawing, with grid at right, from the scene in the garden in which Cinderella's ragged dress becomes her ball gown.
Perhaps it will be best to simply quote the studio's description of this scene as it appears in the script draft. "Magic enters scene. MLS - Cinderella. Torn dress becomes a beautiful gown. Cinderella admires it, shows it to horses, coachman and footman — starts toward Godmother." And offscreen the Fairy Godmother sings: "Bibbidi Bobbidi — Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo."
Marc Davis supervised the animation of Cinderella and George Rowley the magic effects. By the time this film was in production Marc Davis had emerged as the lead animator of the main female characters in Walt Disney's feature films; throughout the decade he would supervise the animation and contribute to the design of Cinderella, Alice, Wendy, Tinker Bell, Aurora, Maleficent, and Cruella De Vil. This drawing clearly shows his unsurpassed genius.
The animator wrote the circled number "236" at lower right to indicate this original's place in the scene; Seq 3 - Sc 41" is written at upper right.