GRIM NATWICK - SHEET MUSIC SIGNED - HFSID 144152
Sale Price $1,487.50
[WALT DISNEY ARTISTS] GRIM NATWICK
Framed display in the Gallery of History style, featuring his signature on the front cover of music from Snow White. Natwick drew Snow White and Prince Charming for the film.
Sheet Music signed: "Grim/Natwick" on front cover, 6 pages, 9x12. Sheet music for the song, "I'm Wishing", from Walt Disney's first full-length animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Words by Larry Morey, Music by Frank Churchill. ©1937 by special permission of Walt Disney Enterprises. Pbulished by Irving Berlin Inc. Music Publisher, New York City. Advertisement for a complete souvenir album from the film on verso. Grim Natwick and Ham Luske were the two Disney artists who drew the all-important character of Snow White for Disney's ambitious and innovative animated feature, which premiered in Hollywood on December 21, 1937 and won a special Academy Award (and seven "dwarf" Oscars) in 1939. Natwick also drew Prince Charming for the film, which was known for its realistic animation and the integration of songs into the plot to make them seem more natural and spontaneous. The sometimes touching, sometimes happy tunes written by Larry Morey and Frank Churchill also included Snow White's "Someday My Prince Will Come" and such tunes as "Heigh Ho" and "Whistle While you Work", sung by the dwarfs; nearly all the songs from the film became family favorites. Snow White had been Disney's fairy-tale heroine since his own childhood, and he decided in 1934 to bring the Brothers Grimm character to "life". In those depression era years, Disney's predicted $250,000 budget was staggering. The actual cost of nearly $2 million to produce the film was horrendous, but Disney put his reputation -- and the studio -- on the line; if Snow White was not well-received, they would be ruined. Disney proved his skeptics wrong as the film earned $8 million its first release and has continued to charm generations of fans. Snow White was the only feature film on which Natwick, who was chosen for his drafting techniques and abilities in drawing the human form, worked for Disney. Following work on several "shorts", ten-15 minute cartoons that played along with features, Natwick went on to create and draw Betty Boop for Max Fleischer cartoons. Slightly creased and soiled at upper margin, slightly soiled on verso. Overall, fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 32½x21½.
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