Animation Cel of Grumpy Yelling
This large and quintessential image of Grumpy is paired with a hand painted presentation background. Grumpy is probably the most capable and competent of the dwarfs. Perhaps for this reason, he seems to resent Doc’s position as leader, often doubting Doc’s capabilities. He is also notably annoyed by Dopey’s antics, Bashful’s shyness and Sneezy’s nasal explosions. Though stubborn, he has a compassionate heart as any, though he rarely admits this.
Grumpy has an extreme distrust for women at the start of the film, believing them to possess black magic and wicked intentions. It is likely that he came to believe this from hearing stories about the evil Queen. Because of his fear, Grumpy initially opposes the other dwarfs’ decision to let Snow White stay with them. Like all the dwarfs, Grumpy obviously has a soft spot for Snow White. However, unlike the others, for most of the film, he strongly denies it. Throughout the movie, the friendship between the two grows, with Snow White being more than aware of it. She even enjoys playfully teasing the stubborn dwarf on his “dislike” towards her. However, at the climax of the film, Grumpy heroically leads the dwarfs on a mission to rescue the princess when the Queen confronts her, showing his care for her at full force.