Monday, February 25, 2013

Hook and Smee II

Here are a few more of Frank Thomas' rough character layouts for the second half of the scene. The sketch above establishes the size relationship between Hook and Smee.

Hook anticipates a reach toward the bewildered Smee.

He then extends his arm to get a hold of Smee.

Hook reacts to the crows nest announcement that Peter Pan is approaching. 
His attention now lees with Smee, instead he is processing what he just heard.

He then drops Smee , turns toward the crows nest  to give an order.

All this is so carefully staged and timed out in the animation, that you are never in doubt about what the characters are thinking.


  1. Oh, my, that drawing of Hook turning away from Smee...breathtaking!

  2. A few rough drawings, and all the interaction makes complete sense! :D

  3. Great drawings. Did they first design character and choose actors then, or vice versa? Or how the process did go? Just thinking, how they look so close to Hook and Smee. :)

  4. The drawings are wonderful and learning the process behind them is priceless. Thanks for posting.

  5. Thanks for the Peter Pan post. I recently bought the Blu-ray and the animation is as beautiful as ever.