Dec 14, 2023 - Sale 2656

Sale 2656 - Lot 16

Price Realized: $ 1,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
"The Animals of the Forest." Five Forest Animals Courvoisier animation production cel from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937. 152x159 mm; 6x6 1/4 inches.

This is an adorable hand inked and painted animation cel of the forest creatures from the landmark Disney feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which premiered December 21st, 1937. The matching frame appears at the 16 minute 5 second mark, as Snow White enters the Dwarfs' cottage for the first time, and her forest friends timidly accompany her.

The cel is an early example of a Courvoisier setup, which at the time consisted of a production cel presented over a wood veneer background. It is unusual to see this many characters in a Snow White forest animals cel setup.