disney cinderella~ retta scott edition

this is another cinderella i remember from childhood. While i didn’t like it as much as gordon laite’s, i did like it better than the standard disney version of cindrella. for one thing, i liked the dress here much better. while i appreciate the animated cinderella’s dress now, when i was a child i found it a little plain for my taste. {right click to enlarge}

her hair is pretty spectacular. in many ways i prefer the animated cindrella’s strawberry blonde hair, but the yellow hair here is charming.
yellow dress? adorable!
i love the slivery beauty of her gown and the tiny roses. 

the moon and clouds are amazing!
wow, could she get any cuter? in your face mean stepmother and ugly stepsisters!
i love that she’s short! they kind of remind my of my brother and his wife. not to mention, the post war domesticity illustrated here is funny. this could be my grandma and grandpa in front of their house in the 50s.
retta scott? she’s really pretty! she looks like her cinderella! check out her shoes!

{photo via michael sporn animation. check out the link for more information on Retta Scott!}
according to wikipedia: “She was hired in 1938 and assigned to the Story Department, where the ambitiousBambi project was being developed. Her stunning sketches caught the eye of Disney himself,[3] so when the film went into production she was assigned[4] to animate scenes of hunting dogs chasingFaline. This was a significant coup for the young woman, since at the 1930s-era Disney studio, women were considered only for routine tasks: “Ink and paint art was a laborious part of the animation process, and was solely the domain of women . .” [5] She worked under the film’s supervising director, David D. Hand,[6] and was tutored by Disney animator Eric Larson.[7]

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Leah says:

    Don’t know if you’ll get this, but do you have more pictures of Cinderella in her yellow dress? I remember really loving that dress as a little girl and I wanted to show it to my daughter. If you get this, please feel free to send me an email.

    1. Hi there! I can’t believe I didn’t upload a picture of her in her yellow dress. I think I meant to, bc I mention it, but sometimes I get scattered when I’m blogging (I have children) 🙂
      Unfortunately there’s only one scene of Cinderella in the yellow dress the mice make, but I’ll scan it in tonight and add it.

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