Dec 15, 2022 - Sale 2625

Sale 2625 - Lot 185

Price Realized: $ 390
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600


"Giant" from The Brave Little Tailor.

A Disney Studios final clean-up drawing of the giant from the classic 1938 short The Brave Little Tailor. Graphite and colored pencil. 270x318 mm; 10 1/2x12 1/2 inches, on 12 field, 5 hole punched Disney studio paper. Frame number 98 at bottom right corner. Initials of clean-up artist G.S. at bottom.

The animation of the Giant in the film was helmed by the renowned Bill Tytla, famous for animating the characters Chernabog in "Fantasia," Stromboli in "Pinocchio," and Dumbo, among many others.

Clean-up drawings like this were the final stage of animation, which were then traced onto cels for use on screen. The matching frame appears 7 minutes, 40 seconds into the short, when the Giant claps his hands shut to catch Mickey the Brave Tailor only to find that he missed him.