Mary Blair might not be a familiar name to casual Disney fans, but (for those who don't know) she was an immensely talented artist and animator who definitely left her mark on the entire Disney Company.
A famous example of her many notable contributions is the look of It’s A Small World, which was designed in her signature style.
But, Mary also did a lot of work behind-the-scenes, she was the lead concept artist for Disney animated classic films such as Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, and Cinderella.
And in celebration of Cinderella being re-released on Blu-ray, Disney shared some of the beautiful concept art that Mary created for the beloved film.
1.Early concept art for Cinderella's château showing it with a red roof:
2.Cinderella's château looking a lot like it did in the film:
3.Cinderella waking up in the tower:
4.Lady Tremaine critiquing Anastasia and Drizella during their music lesson:
5.Cinderella in the kitchen:
6.Lucifer looking on as Cinderella scrubs the floors:
7.Cinderella after Anastasia and Drizella tore her ballgown apart:
8.The Fairy Godmother turning the pumpkin into the carriage:
9.And the carriage in its transformed form:
10.A dreamy sketch of Prince Charming's castle:
11.Prince Charming and Cinderella in the castle's garden:
12.Another image of Prince Charming and Cinderella in the castle's garden:
13.And finally, various designs Mary came up with for what Cinderella could look like:
Cinderella Signature Collection is available on Digital HD now and on Blu-ray on June 25th.