Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    The Big Bad Wolf Concept Drawings by Ferdinand Horvath Group of 2 (Walt Disney, 1933-34). Ferdinand Horvath began work at the Walt Disney studios in January 1933. In his first few months, he quickly became a jack of all trades, tackling layouts, animation, gag drawings, character design, book illustrations, and more. Some of the first superstars of the Studio were the Three Little Pigs. Their first short debuted on 5/27/33. The Big Bad Wolf was this short's main villain. He would also appear in 1933 in the Silly Symphony short Old King Cole and then have his own titled short The Big Bad Wolf in 1934. He's gone on to star in two more theatrical shorts after that -- The Three Little Wolves and The Practical Pig. The Big Bad Wolf in all his appearances was always putting on disguises: Little Bo Peep, a Mermaid, a delivery boy, Grandma, etc. This is a series of early character designs of the Big Bad Wolf attributed to the hand of Ferdinand Horvath. These are detailed graphite images on tan paper. Both pieces of concept/character development art are in one common Plexiglas-front frame measuring 25" x 12.5". Mat openings are 12" x 7" and 7" x 8". Five images of the Wolf, with sizes of 2" - 6". This is very early character design work. Frame is sold as-is. Minor handling and edge wear; artwork condition is Good

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2018
    8th-9th Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 13
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 173

    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

    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
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 27 days left to consign to the 2019 February 21 - 22 Comics - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The level of expertise and professionalism from everyone on your staff from the very beginning to the end was exceptional.
    Ed Lambert,
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 October 12 Illustration Art - Dallas
    2018 October 12 Illustration Art - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,745,893
    2018 December 8 - 9 Animation Art Signature Auction - Beverly Hills
    2018 December 8 - 9 Animation Art Signature Auction - Beverly Hills
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,956,296