Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Song of the South Art

Some more art from Disney's Song of the South. As I mentioned before, Bill Peet's story sketches provided so much information for the animators. Staging, mood and terrific character poses.
And of course they all (Milt, M.Davis, Ollie, E.Larson and Lounsbery) loved taking visual cues from Peet's storyboards. So much energy in his drawings as well as in the final animation. 

More on Peet's Song of the South work here:

A couple of incredible background paintings from the film. With apologies regarding the tar baby image.


  1. It definitely has a cool style, although I'm sure you'd agree that the character animation it the best thing about the movie!
    If I remember right, Eric Larson did the bulk of that 'Tar Baby' sequence, right? There's some really fun animation in there, like Brer Fox skidding on his heels, and Brer Rabbit fighting the tar

  2. To be fair, the Tar Baby originated in African mythology.

  3. I do not understand the reason for the apology, but thank you for sharing this amazing artwork!

  4. Peet's story sketches certainly encapsulate the characters--they are so expressive. Love the backgrounds and the anecdotes about the animators. Thank you so much for the share!