Friday, November 8, 2019


Today by accident I came across a lecture given by animator Chuck Harvey at California State University in 2017. Chuck talked about his own work at Disney and other studios.
I was beyond thrilled when he showed and discussed several Milt Kahl thumbnails for Madame Medusa. Copies of this kind of exploratory sketches for certain sequences for The Rescuers by Milt are all over the place, I posted some myself.
Yet I had never before seen thumbnails for the Holy Grail, the make up removal section.
I frame grabbed these images from the video, no HD here, but it is still a thrill to be able to study them. 

Chuck was already an accomplished animator when I started at Disney. He had worked on The Small One, Pete's Dragon and The Rescuers.

You can find his lecture here:


  1. Wow! This is indeed Gold, Andreas! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

  2. thank you so much for sharing andreas! (^ _ ^)

  3. now I need a cigarette....(and I don't even smoke)...bliss and more blissness!...thanks for sharing .

  4. Hey Andreas! I've got a 1st generation color copy of those thumbnails that Chuck Harvey let me get from the original. I've scanned it at 300 dpi & would love to send it to you. Shoot me an email at:
    & I'll hook you up