This first feature film produced by Disney Studio, lasting 83 minutes, was released on December 21, 1937 after four years of development and production. The banks had been right to trust Disney: the success is total.
Disney had understood that the public would only consider the quality of the result. He had to reach the perfection. During the four years of the project, he developed new jobs and skills and trained hundreds of artists to animation. The animated cartoon, hitherto regarded as a fun for children's room, has become an art.
On December 19 in Calabasas, Profiles in History sells a setup showing Snow White inside the cottage with the seven Dwarfs, estimated $ 100K, lot 552 of the catalog shared by LiveAuctioneers. This piece 43 x 66 cm consists of the background, of the cels trimmed to the contours of the characters and of a mat used as a frame with a 30 x 50 cm opening.
It was probably assembled in its current configuration by Courvoisier Gallery to serve as a master for the edition of this image. Made from production elements, this nice picture is an excellent indicator of the technique used by Disney Studio for realizing Snow White.