Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Kimball Hooks



Who knows why Ward Kimball is drawing and grimacing Captain Hook, a character animated by Frank Thomas and also Woolie Reitherman. 
But it would be very interesting to see what his own take on this villain might have been. In "Peter Pan" Kimball was of course responsible for the brilliant animation of the Indian Chief as well as The Lost Boys.

Most of you have seen Ward's caricatures of some of his fellow animators posing as Captain Hook (including himself).
These were published in Frank & Ollie's "Illusion of Life".
If you want to find out who Clarke Mallery was go to this cartoon brew post:


I came across Ward's rough sketches for Frank, Milt and Ollie, they were probably his first pass before he inked them later. Cranky Milt is a favorite along with Ollie holding a corkscrew.





10 comments:

  1. I can easily notice the Searle influence in this.

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  2. Yeah I agree, I almost spat out my tea when I saw the cranky Milt one, he really knew how to draw funny.

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  3. Those are really amazing and hilarious drawings. . I love the Marc Davis version of Hook.

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  4. HAHAHA! Those expressions :D ~wipes tear~

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  5. Haha! Ward's rendition of pirate Milt is absolutely hilarious. I remember seeing some of his other caricatures in "The Illusion of Life." Those were equally as entertaining! Mr. Kimball certainly seemed like he would have been a real fun, lively guy to talk to.

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  6. In my opinion Milt's the best. I adore Marc Davis too, as usual Mr. Kimball's style stays out of the crowd, so atipical for Moore/Disney's one. I don't know you guys but I can see a hint of Mars & Beyond and other TV shows in is charicature of Mr. Davis. Almost outrageous, but incredibly comical. Thanks for this post (a little request, if you can: could you post something about Steamboat Willie on November 18th, I'm getting 30 and our pal Mickey is getting 84, it would be a wonderful way to have our celebration) Thanks in advance, and thank you, as always, for this wonderful post.

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  7. I wish more was written about Clarke Mallery.

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