Monday, September 25, 2017

Huntsman Photo Studies

This set of photographs on animation paper date from the production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, circa 1936. They gives a rare look behind the making of the motion picture. To assist the Disney animators with their drawings, a live-action model plays the role of the Huntsman. The photos include sequence/frame numbers written in pencil.

Images via Hakes.

Red pencil drawing of same shot.

Comparison drawing via Andreas Deja's blog.

The Huntsman begs forgiveness from a surrogate Snow White, played by a male stand-in with a makeshift skirt.

More sketches of the Huntsman drawn from the live-action source.


  1. See ... when some claim that the Disney Studio hardly ever employed women, that might be another proof (;-) ) when a man "in drag" protrays Snow White! Please, don't show this to Miss Meryl Streep! ;-)