Thursday, October 9, 2014

Joe Rinaldi II

Here are more luscious drawings by story artist Joe Rinaldi for Lady & the Tramp.
They are story sketches as well as publicity artwork. Full of charm and personality. It’s interesting to compare Rinaldi’s early version of the encounter with the beaver (above) to the later re-drawn sketch, which shows the characters closer to their final appearance in the film.  
I am sometimes startled to realize just how many great artists worked in Disney’s story department.

A publicity cel set up with the movie’s main characters.

If you'd like to see more of Rinaldi's work on this film, go to:


  1. Are the drawings over the opening credits of Lady and the Tramp done by Rinaldi? They look very similar.

  2. Hi Andreas,

    I know you must get this a lot but you are literaly one of my childhood heroes haha Scar is by far my favorite Disney villain!

    I am currently doing my masters at USC (not animation, but to become a film producer) and my thesis happens to be the development of an animated feature. I know this is a long shot, but I would love to chat with you if you are available. My email is in case you decide to get in touch. Anyway, thanks for all the awesome characters you have given us!