I really love this animation…

…from Cinderella. Just saw the film for the first time the other night, and it was great. Here, the cat, Lucifer, goes mad with joy when he thinks he found the mouse under the teacup. It’s tiny little thing, and doesn’t even need to be there to make the scene work, but this touch makes it so wonderfully madcap. The animator was Ward Kimball, who always animated the big, fun, cartoony characters in the early Disney pictures. He also did the crows in Dumbo. What a talent!

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