Animation &Animation Artifacts &Disney &Story & Storyboards 23 Nov 2007 08:59 am

Fear of Trees

– Once again I dip into the oversied Snow White book bought years ago. It’s filled with storyoard/layout drawings and illustrates the story of Snow White using only such drawings. There are plenty of beautiful images in this book, and I can’t help but pull them out to post.

There’s no indication of who drew what, so you have only the B&W images to look at with no other references to go by. This film is a true source of inspiration for me, so these drawings are always great to study, and this
odd book is jam packed. Unfortunately, the only text within the book is the story of Snow White.

This is Snow White’s run from the hunter – really from the Queen – into the deep, dark woods. Her fears get the better of her, and the trees turn into creepy creatures,
frightening her to tears.

(Click any image to enlarge.)


This looks to me like a rotoscope drawing traced off the live action.


4 Responses to “Fear of Trees”

  1. on 23 Nov 2007 at 4:20 pm 1.Ken Priebe said …

    Thanks Michael-
    I’ve seen this book before…very nice coffee-table sized volume.

    A bit of interesting trivia for everyone: my wife & I took a horse carriage ride once through Victoria BC. In Beacon Hill Park they have several twisted, gnarled trees, which the tour guide told us provided the inspiration for the scary forest sequence in Snow White. One of the Disney artists had visited the same park and brought some sketches back to show Walt.

  2. on 24 Nov 2007 at 4:14 pm 2.Eddie Fitzgerald said …

    Great pictures! I’m glad you take the trouble to do this, even with pictures I’ve seen before. Seeing them close-up and backlit on a screen makes them easier to study, and you have a good eye for picking them.

  3. on 18 Jun 2012 at 7:39 pm 3.Jennifer ellis said …

    I have this same book. Any idea of the value?

  4. on 18 Jun 2012 at 8:50 pm 4.Michael said …

    No, I don’t know how much it’s worth. It’s a nice book, but the original price of $250 was ridiculously high. There are a lot of nice things about it though. I doubt I’ll sell it.

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