Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Snow White Animation Drawing (Walt Disney, 1937). At the time it was first introduced, the depiction of a gentle young maiden so in-tune with nature that she could commune with the forest creatures was a novel idea to show on-screen. This is an iconic image from Disney's first foray into feature-length film, with the princess Snow White singing to a bluebird which has just taken off from its perch on her finger. The drawing can be seen at the end of the "Whistle While You Work" sequence, as the princess and her woodland friends work to clean the Dwarfs' cottage. She carries a broomstick and has just finished sweeping the front step of the doorway; the camera pulls back to reveal the entire front yard full of busy animals. Animation legend, Grim Natwick left his mark on many of the great Hollywood Studios - and was largely responsible for the groundbreaking development of Snow White's lifelike design and graceful movement. One of the few able to rise to Disney's exacting standards, he gave the notoriously hard-to-please producer exactly what he asked for in the realistic depiction of Disney's inaugural princess - and helped to create an international heroine in the process. Marge Champion provided the animators with a live-action dance reference. Large, full-body image of Snow White measures 6" tall. She is rendered in graphite and colored pencil on 12 field, 5-peghole animation paper. The paper has been stamped "Prod. 2001, Seq. 3D, Scene 18A" at the lower left. Minor handling; some smudging near bottom right corner (image unaffected). In Very Good condition.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2019
    29th Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 19
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 226

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 February 20 - 22 Comics Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The auction was a success! Your guidance and expertise has been so helpful.
    Doug P.,
    North Hollywood, CA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 October 15 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 October 15 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,702,373
    The MAD Collection of Annie Gaines Ashton Online Auction
    The MAD Collection of Annie Gaines Ashton Online Auction
    REALIZED $425,232