Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Season of the Witch
Although usually referred to as the Witch, the Old Peddler Woman who offers a poisoned apple to Snow White is not actually a witch. But why quibble? The Peddler Woman is the wicked Queen in a supernatural disguise, and the Queen is of course an evil sorceress. Sounds like a witch to me! Anyhow, here’s a page of art from Disney Dossiers, the book by Jeff Kurtti for which I did the image research. The majority of the art is by two of Disney’s most talented and versatile artists: Joe Grant—who designed the Evil Queen and the Peddler Woman for Walt Disney’s animated masterpiece, Snow white and the Seven Dwarfs—and Ken Anderson, who not only worked on Snow White but also designed the Snow White attraction for Disneyland, as seen in the pictured artwork. You can get Disney Dossiers here , but in the meantime contemplate the fearsome Witch, I mean, the Peddler Woman—an outward sign of the Queen’s inner evil.