Friday, September 18, 2015

Tease 5


Milt Kahl was a junior animator in his 20s when he animated this scene with a dove "delivering" a kiss from Snow White to the Prince. I find this key drawing simply stunning.
It shows that Milt was already a master of staging a situation (as well as a master of drawing hands).
The bashful tilt of the dove's head is PERFECT! In the hands of a lesser artist, this moment could have been a B continuity scene, instead it turned out to be an A+.
A lot of dedication and love in this drawing.

It appears in my book on Disney's Nine Old Men.


9 comments:

  1. Hello Mr. Deja

    I'm Giovanni Ariutti. I'm the Italian Animator guy you met at the Nemoland last springtime in Florence. Do you remember?

    How are you?

    I contact you in order to send you my Demo Reel and my behance link so you can get an idea of my skills and my work.

    https://vimeo.com/138741168

    https://www.behance.net/Animactor

    It would be great if you can give me some advices in order to improve my work, what i have to do in order to present it or , maybe, if it is something you're looking for your project.

    If you want you can write me at my mail: giovanni.ariutti@gmail.com

    I hope to hear from you soon!

    Thank you and have a nice day!

    Giovanni Ariutti

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  2. Beautiful! Did you see the PBS show about Walt Disney yet?

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    1. I did, left me bewildered. I echo Floyd Norman's sentiments posted on his blog.

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  3. Is there anyway you can post any of Art Babbit's original drawings of the Queen from Snow White?

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    1. I have not seen any of Art's original rough animation drawings of the Queen (not sure they still exist), only clean ups, which were done by assistants.

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  4. That's a shame but the clean up drawings would be awesome to see too. There's very little pencil drawings of the Queen. I would love to see more. I remember a clip from 'Animating Art' where you flipped the scene where she instructs the huntsman what to do with the box. I was only a boy back then and the beauty of those drawings and how precise they were have stuck with me ever since. :D

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  5. Kahl was already great during snow white looking at that hand.
    The best draughtsmen truly make the best animators.

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  6. Kahl was already great during snow white looking at that hand.
    The best draughtsmen truly make the best animators.

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