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Animation Cel of Dopey Playing the Drums
Is that Dopey from Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs or is that Keith Moon? We’ll find out when we see whether or not he blows up his drum set. This is a great Courvoisier cel and background from the Silly Song sequence where all of the dwarfs play their instruments. The background is formed by airbrushing on a wood grain and a paper overlay.

Film Title:

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

Image Title:

Animation Cel of Dopey Playing the Drums
Year: 1937
Studio: Disney Studios
Width of Image = 6.75 inches
Height of Image = 4.00 inches
Width of Art = 8.00 inches
Height of Art = 8.00 inches
Background: Courvoisier Background
Price $5000
Despite being conceived late in production, Dopey proved to be the most endearing of the dwarfs. 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.
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