Prod.2001- Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs (XII)
- Queen by Bob Stokes and Art Babbitt, Hag and Raven by Norm Ferguson, Mirror by Woolie Reitherman. The first two scenes (seemingly afterthoughts, judging from their numbers) credited to background painter Sam Armstrong. Effects scenes credited to George Rowley, Campbell Grant (of Model dept.), Stan Quackenbush, Eric Larson (hands) and Josh Meador. Who is "Tony" in sc. 32?
After the sequence with the dwarfs at the tub, we get back to the core story with this ominous sequence. Scene 21 was split into five very memorable effects scenes, that together with scene 26 lead into one of the most frightening scenes of the picture, scene 26A -
"A Perfect Disguise!"
I thoroughly enjoy Fergy's theatrical acting - it is big and flamboyant, and deeply entertaining! Interesting also to see the queen as animated by Bob Stokes. We saw him share Gepetto with Babbitt, as well as having animated Bo-Peep in Mother Goose Goes to Hollywood and scenes in Ferdinand the Bull. He animated on Fantasia (1940), and passed away in Palm Springs in 1980 aged 71, so this begs the question, what did he do in between?
For a particularly interesting article on the drawing of Snow White and a bit on Bob Stokes, as well, read "The Four Faces of Snow" by David Johnson.