Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mothers' Day

This unconventional mother-son relationship represents one of Disney's most heartwarming short stories (Lambert the Sheepish Lion). This is a basically a Bill Peet story, even though Ralph Wright and Milt Banta also received story credit. The film was released in 1952 and it stands out among other Disney short subjects produced during the 1950s. It holds up because it fits in with today's modern diverse families.
Such a beautiful message.
A couple of top notch animators, Eric Larson and John Lounsbery supervised the animation, while Milt Kahl helped with character designs:


  1. What is the name of this short? You forgot to mention it in your post.:)

    1. Thank you! I will be sure to check out this short. I've always loved Disney's big cats, especially those designed/animated by the legendary Milt Kahl.

  2. Hi, not sure whether you saw my comment on the Kaa post from ages back? I'm just wondering whether you happen to have any more material on that particular character stashed away somewhere? I find the animation on him incredible and he's just such a fun, watchable character.

  3. I wonder if there's a book of Kay Nielsen of The Art of The Little Mermaid in 1941 ?.

  4. This is probably the most heartwarming post war short that Disney produced. On par with Dumbo

  5. I'm curious to know why the entire body of the mother sheep is not inked on both cels. Was the outline rendered on a cel overlay so that there would be no trace back wobble? If so was this common practise as I've never seen that before?

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