Sunday, March 20, 2016

More Wizard's Duel Sketches

Here is a sheet with more of Bill Peet's ideas for the Wizard's Duel in The Sword in the Stone.
All drawn on notepad paper outside of the studio during a trip. Peet's mind at work as he searches for entertaining situations provided by all these different animals Merlin and Mim turn into.
My favorite is probably the sketch on the lower right showing Mim as a dragon tripping Merlin as a goat. It didn't make it into the film, but I love the staging.
I wished Peet had not quit Disney during Jungle Book, the picture that followed Sword in the Stone. He was just too valuable to the company...but he was butting heads with Walt, and that was it.
Years later Milt Kahl would leave the studio prematurely as well...these things weren't supposed to happen!

Much more on the Wizard's Duel in this previous post:


  1. Great drawings!andreas, you think about the animation of this movie?

  2. Hello andreas iam one of many who wanna be animator.i wanna tell you something and i hope you take a few minutes to read very 20 years and at 19 i saw a movie and it shocked haunted me.i loved it.when i was younger i had fakes things.i tell you this because i didnt like alot of professions of job.
    I love animation but i never practiced and im not creative and thats a problem.and i never know how to start and i get frustrated.
    I only wonder if you can give me some advices or a mentally structure. A positive mind.
    Andreas how did you start??you got frustrated to??
    I sent a mail on facebook to glen keane and ruben aquino but they didnt answer.
    Well i hope you can answer me and i hope one day could know you in person.
    Pd. I learn that never have to dream big.that send us to failure.
    I send you greetings andreas.
    If you wanna mail me this is my adress.