Life Magazine photographed Walt and his studio quite a lot from the 1930s to ... well, to right now. (Although these days it would be Time-Warner covering the Disney Co., I guess).
But there are some pictures tucked in the link above that I haven't seen before, so I post a couple here. Above, a pensive Walt in 1938. (h/t TAG board member -- and crackerjack storyboard artist -- Bob Foster.)
Below, Walt and Ward Kimball in January 1939, poring over drawings of the cricket for Pinocchio ...