Snow White colored animation celluloid

Snow White colored animation celluloid

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Animation cel from the 1937 animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first feature length film produced by Walt Disney. This watercolor painted cel depicts Snow White bent down holding a bluebird in her hands. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the first feature length film to be produced using cel animation.
A celluloid (or cel) is a transparent sheet used in the process of hand-drawn animation. Characters were drawn on cels and superimposed on a fixed background image to reduce the number of reproductions necessary to produce an animation. The Little Mermaid was the last Disney feature film to use this hand-painted method of animation. Starting with the 1990 feature film The Rescuers Down Under, Walt Disney Animation Studios began using a digital method of animation known as the Disney Computer Animation Production System (CAPS).
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Object Name
cel, animation
date made
place made
United States: California, California
Associated Place
United States: California, Los Angeles, Hollywood
Physical Description
nitrate,paint (overall material)
overall: 8 in x 10 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Entertainment, Film
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Movie Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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