After the subsequent experience of Bambi, many studio artists would later declare themselves dissatisfied with the appearance of Snow White’s animals. And yet, they fulfill their roles perfectly: providing a touch of humor (the birds, the turtle, etc.) while comforting Snow White (and of course the audience) after a trying scene. There’s no need for anatomical perfection, as Bambi will require. They are also often used to justify the Princess’s monologues, which would otherwise be too theatrical.

The quick change of atmosphere is also brought about by the song “With a Smile and a Song”.


Here is the sequence broken up into scenes with the corresponding animators.

Concept drawings


Animation Drawings

Layouts and Backgrounds