The Magic of Cinderella and Mary Blair

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A few press photos taken during the production of Cinderella. At the top, Walt Disney is overseeing a character sketch of the mice done by Ward Kimball. Below, Mary Blair provides art direction as Walt and others look on. Such a unique pleasure to glimpse into the past and see these visionaries at work.

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Cinderella Concept Art by Mary Blair

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DISNEY FUN FACT- ALICE DAVIS

We all know Marc Davis accomplishments as a Disney legend, but his wife Alice was not gonna be left out of the equation.

She worked alongside top notch artists like Mary Blair (both of them seen in the photo above) in the Disneyland park attraction “It’s a Small World”. Blair did the color and art direction whereas Davis was in charge of the folklore patterns, the research, design and supervision of the manufacturing of the doll’s costumes.

Yay Alice! She couldn’t let Marc get all of the Disney magic.

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This shall be mine!

It’s a Small World Mary Blair art combined with Kawaii Disney characters iPhone Case

This shall be mine!

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MARY BLAIR’s CONCEPT ART FOR PETER PAN

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Legends of Disney Animation through time…

Each of these amazing animators joined the Walt Disney Animation team to bring us those treasures we cherish as memories and magic. Just figured out that 1934 was THE year to be hired by the studios!

They are the most talented, which one is your favorite?

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Portraits of Lady Tremaine

These early portraits on Cinderella’s stepmother, created by Mary Blair, show the icy and evil personality of the character, which later would be quite helpful for its development by the animator Frank Thomas. 

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These have been my last Disney book buys!

I love Mary Blair’s concept art! I wanna get my hand in Cinderella’s next!

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Alice in Wonderland Concept Art

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