GRUMPY PRODUCTION CEL WALT DISNEY STUDIOS GOUACHE ON CEL, 1937. Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Grumpy set on an airbrushed wood veneer Courvoisier background from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, " 1937, Walt Disney Studios; Partial Courvoisier label verso; Unframed. Development on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs began in early 1934, and by June Walt Disney announced to The New York Times the production of his first feature, to be released under Walt Disney Productions. Before Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the Disney studio had been primarily involved in the production of animated short subjects in the Mickey Mouse and Silly Symphonies series.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was to be the first full-length cel animated feature in motion picture history, and as such Walt Disney had to fight to get the film produced. Both his brother and business partner Roy Disney, as well as his wife Lillian attempted to talk him out of it. The Hollywood movie industry mockingly referred to the film, while is was in production, as Disney's Folly. Measurements: Size - Grumpy: 4 1/2 x 3 1/2", Image 7 1/2 x 5 1/2".
Condition: See pictures of the actual cel, which is in excellent overall condition despite very minor paint loss to the very tip of the beard as shown above! All items we sell are from a smoke-free/mold-free home/workplace and are in excellent condition unless otherwise noted. I own every work pictured for sale and I stand behind every item.
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