Saturday, December 19, 2015

Sword in the Stone Art

Toward the end of the year, here is another post featuring artwork from Disney's The Sword in the Stone. I love this beautifully crafted book which was created for the beginning of the film, as its opening pages begin to introduce the film's story.

The following story sketches by Bill Peet show again how closely the final production followed Peet's lead. Simple and so effective.

A couple of cel set ups from the film. The first one is an Ollie Johnston scene, the second one is by John Lounsbery.

Bill Peet's concepts of Wart in his oversized royal outfit.

A couple of great Milt Kahl rough drawings depicting the same scenario on a color model cel.

Here are links to a couple of previous posts about this film:


  1. Hi Andreas, I was hoping you can do a post on the short,Casey at the Bat. Who animated on it? Who did what?

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  3. I think Eric Larson animated the Mim Dragon. Much of it anyway.

    1. One Mim/Dragon scene by Eric is featured in my book ;)

  4. My favorite Disney movie by faaaaaarr....
    This cinematic masterpiece took me to the White´s book. No one who has been responsible for its film adaptation , but he has done a wonderful job despite his differences with the book.
    Thanks Andreas, and happy new year!