Animation Art Cel of Dopey with Wonderful Soap and Bubbles

Now is the time for everyone to wash their hands often. Let’s (not) take our instructions from Dopey. This is just a wonderful Courvoisier animation art cel and background of our silent hero in a bubble, surrounded by bubbles, and vainly trying to grab the soap.

This animation art cel is a multi-cel set-up with effects cels of bubbles and soap. Dopey is 4″ tall.

The hand washing scene here is considered one of the most charming scenes in the film. The dwarfs can eat their dinner prepared by Snow White but they all must show good manners and cleanliness. She insists they all wash their hands or they will not be fed.

Dopey is first introduced, along with his six companions, at the Dwarfs’ Mine. His job is to sweep up the rejected diamonds thrown away by Doc. At one point, Dopey pretends that two diamonds are his eyes, much to Doc’s disapproval.

Dopey is the last dwarf to leave the mine and walks at the back of the line as they sing “Heigh-Ho” on the way home, attempting to keep in step, but failing.

Film Title:

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

Image Title:

Animation Art Cel of Dopey with Wonderful Soap and Bubbles
Year: 1937
Studio: Disney Studios
Width of Image = 8 inches
Height of Image = 8 inches
Width of Art = 8.5 inches
Height of Art = 8.5 inches
Background: Courvoisier Background
Price $8,000
animation art Dopey Despite being conceived late in production, Dopey proved to be the most endearing of the dwarfs. This animation art cel shows why he is so beloved. Dopey’s appeal proved the success of silent characters in feature films and prompted the studio to make Gideon from Pinocchio silent. At one point, Dopey was even considered for the title role in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” in Fantasia before Mickey Mouse was chosen. However, many of Dopey’s traits remain, including the long, floppy sleeves and playful attitude. Dopey is a short and slender dwarf. Unlike his companions, he has no beard and is completely bald. He has pale skin, baby blue eyes, giant ears, thick black eyebrows, and a small pink cherry nose. Snow White always had all of the patience in the world for the silent little dwarf. Dopey dons a loose olive drab turtleneck tunic with a couple of gold buttons vertically on his chest and sienna patches on his elbows stitched in black thread, a black belt with gold rectangular outlined buckle, blue leggings, a pair of Sienna medieval-style shoes, and a purple stocking cap. He is also mute, according to Happy as he tells Snow White that he does not talk and never tries. Dopey is often the butt of the other dwarfs’ jokes and his immaturity often annoys the serious Doc and the short-tempered Grumpy. Not entirely dim-witted, Dopey simply acts in the vein of a toddler or a dog. That explains why his shenanigans are met with little to no punishment or confrontation, aside from a soft clunk on the head, or something along those harmless lines. The dwarfs are apparently used to his antics and simply ignore them, generally. Dopey animation art cels are usually admired and desired. Dopey is a short and slender dwarf. Unlike his companions, he has no beard and is completely bald. He has pale skin, baby blue eyes, giant ears, thick black eyebrows, and a small pink cherry nose. Snow White always had all of the patience in the world for the silent little dwarf. Dopey dons a loose olive drab turtleneck tunic with a couple of gold buttons vertically on his chest and sienna patches on his elbows stitched in black thread, a black belt with gold rectangular outlined buckle, blue leggings, a pair of Sienna medieval-style shoes, and a purple stocking cap. He is also mute, according to Happy as he tells Snow White that he does not talk and never tries. Dopey is often the butt of the other dwarfs’ jokes and his immaturity often annoys the serious Doc and the short-tempered Grumpy. Not entirely dim-witted, Dopey simply acts in the vein of a toddler or a dog. That explains why his shenanigans are met with little to no punishment or confrontation, aside from a soft clunk on the head, or something along those harmless lines. The dwarfs are apparently used to his antics and simply ignore them, generally. Dopey animation art cels are usually admired and desired.
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