In celebration of the limited time release of Cinderella: Diamond Edition, Disney has released select story sketches and concept art from this beloved classic from the Animation Research Library!
High resolution images of these sketches and concept art can be downloaded at http://tinyurl.com/CinderellaConceptArt
In addition to early sketches of the glass slipper and Fairy Godmother, the studio has released historic photographs from the live action reference film shot for Cinderella that combines live action with hand drawn art. The film was printed in small story sketch size and used to help guide the design and layout of the film. In 1950, this was an experimental technique that the team was using for this film to help integrate the live action reference footage into the animation and thereby help the project stay within budget. Helene Stanley, the actress featured in these photographs also served as a model for "Sleeping Beauty" and "101 Dalmatians."