Animation &Animation Artifacts &Disney 26 Aug 2008 08:17 am

Tytla Grumpy

- Following yesterday’s display of a couple of drawings by Bill Tytla, I thought I’d post a couple of other xeroxed animation drawings I have from his work.

I wish I owned the exposure sheets. Drawings #67½, 68½, 69½, and 70½ all follow drawing #70 in its path of action. These are possibly an add on to the turn. They also may be part of a stutter he’s set up: #67½ follows 67, 68½ follows 68, 69½ follows 69, and 70½ follow 70. This would give a peculair effect, and I don’t think that’s it. (Grim Natwick taught me that if you want that stutter effect do the full move, numbering the drawings sequenctially. Then you can throw them out of order on the X-sheets.)

I don’t know, I’ve been trying to find the move in the final film.

Here’s Grumpy turning.

(Click any image to enlarge.)







Grumpy turns.

This is an actual animation drawing by Tytla that I own.
It’s obviously from another scene. The size is a small 10×12.
If you click on the drawing it should enlarge to actual size.

5 Responses to “Tytla Grumpy”

  1. on 26 Aug 2008 at 11:11 am 1.Michael J. Ruocco said …

    These Bill Tytla drawings are always such a great sight to see. None of his drawings ever seem to be weak in any way.

    I think this scene might be from when the dwarfs are leaving the house & getting goodbye kisses from Snow White, & Grumpy’s secretly fixing himself up in the mirror. I think so because of the little mirrored image of him on he right & him turning to the left towards Snow White offscreen. I don’t know if it’s exactly it, but I’ll check in see.

  2. on 26 Aug 2008 at 6:29 pm 2.Thad said …

    Tytla is the master. That scene alone foreshadows all of the distortion that was to come at Warners following his example, especially with Rod Scribner (who had all of the same principles as Tytla, only using them to the utmost extreme).

  3. on 27 Aug 2008 at 10:23 am 3.Luke Farookhi said …

    I believe this comes between the lines, ‘she can even make herself invisible!’ and ‘might be in this room, right now.’ The outline to the right in the first few frames would therefore be Dopey.

  4. on 27 Aug 2008 at 10:24 am 4.Luke Farookhi said …

    Correction: Doc, not Dopey.

  5. on 27 Aug 2008 at 10:28 am 5.Luke Farookhi said …

    Correction again: Michael J. Ruocco seems to have it right, with Grumpy turning towards the mirror. I love the character’s broad expressions.

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