View the clip of Snow White meeting the seven dwarfs again. Though each of the seven dwarfs are drawn and animated in a similar manner, there are important differences that tell us something about each of their personalities. Pick two of the dwarfs and show how they are distinguished from each other by the way they move, how they are drawn, their voices and any other means used to show their character.
For this prompt, I decided to share my observations of the traits that distinguish the dwarf named “Sleepy” from the dwarf named “Happy”. Sleepy is defined as a sleepy character due to the sound of his voice, his actions and way of executing them, the sounds he makes, and his facial language as well – His eyelids are drooping, he is normally slightly slumped over, he stretches dramatically for a long moment and yawns loudly, with his voice sounding low pitched and slurred/in the middle of a yawn when saying “ah, yes” — these are all signs of him being a sleepy character. As for “Happy”, his personality is defined by the following: He laughs heartily at the situation with a joyous smile, his body movement is not the same as Sleepy’s in the way that implies he is fully awake, he swings his body energetically, is constantly smiling throughout the entire scene, he cheerfully introduces himself in a friendly sounding voice (it does not have an irritated inflection like Grumpy who is introduced later, so basically, he does not have sarcastic pauses of a shift in tone), and then he cheerfully introduces “Dopey” for Snow White, taking Dopey’s muteness in stride and making light of it (despite my personal disagreements with this). He also had laughed heartily with the other dwarves at each humorous opportunity. His eyes are always open and wide, his eyebrows are in a relaxed or raised position along with his constant smile. He is also drawn with a fairly full and rounded figure, making him appear more hearty and jolly in accordance with stereotypes of what kind of individual you would see as “jolly” in a tavern. Also, in animation, it’s commonly known that circular shape language is used for friendly and happy/nice characters (whereas the triangle and rectangle mean different things such as intelligence/villainy/cunning versus strong/stiff/protective, etc). These are all signs that represent why Happy is a happy character, using “show, not tell”. Even without Happy’s name having been introduced, we could still see why his name would be something like “Happy”.