Sunday, August 20, 2017

Milt's Brom Bones

This is the official clean up model sheet for the character of Brom Bones. He appeared in the Legend of Sleepy Hollow section of the 1949 film The Adventure of Ichabod and Mr. Toad.
Milt Kahl supervised the animation of this character. I call this perfect casting, even though he probably would have preferred to animate Ichabod, a much cartoonier character. Milt had this uncanny capability for combining realism with cartoony elements, in regards to design as well as animation. He just knew instinctively how to apply correct anatomy to a cartoon character.
These clean up drawings on the sheet are based on Milt's rough animation. The clean up artist was Iwao Takamoto.
Next up are a few of Milt's roughs.

Here is a previous post on From Bones:


  1. Andreas Deja, is it true that your character Gaston is inspired by Brom Bones? And in what way?

    1. Yes, somewhat. Just the physical appearance inspired me.
      But Gaston has a personality of his own.

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