Saturday, April 11, 2020

Robin Hood

There has been quite a bit of traffic today around an earlier post regarding Robin Hood.
Perhaps this has something to to with the recent announcement that Disney is going to produce a CG version of the 1973 film. 
In this scene Robin is reacting to Friar Tuck's announcement about the upcoming archery tournament.
"Thank you, Little John, but I am sure we're not invited."
Milt Kahl worked hard to make the key poses look good, particularly #59. That pose looks almost unnatural the way the body is bent and twisted. But of course in motion the scene comes off as refined and very much in character.
























Here's the pencil test put together by Samuel:

12 comments:

  1. The head moving left and right is so Milt Kahl

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  2. Thanks for posting these, Andreas! Wow, every single drawing is just amazing and perfect and to be honest, I miss this kind of animation these days!

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  4. I discovered your blog this month. I'm looking at the July 2011 publications.
    Thanks for all the posts you've been doing here over the years.

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  5. Was it ever common to have so many different charts going on at the same time?

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    1. Other animators used mostly one chart, sometimes two. Frank Thomas rarely used any charts because he would come up with all the drawings in a scene, very rough though.
      Milt is definitely the chart king, with sometimes up to four.

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  6. With "Robin Hood" all good things of animation come together!
    Is it as good as it is! :-)

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  7. Hallo Herr Deja,
    Ich hoffe Sie können mein Kommentar verstehen und haben die deutsche Sprache in all den Jahren in den USA nicht gänzlich verlernt. :) Denn ich möchte Ihnen sagen wie sehr ich Ihre Arbeit, Kunst und Liebe in all den Disney Filmen verehre, die meine Kindheit unbeschreiblich gemacht haben. Durch Sie, ihren begabten Kollegen wie Glen Keen und Don Hahn habe ich mir immer gewünscht selbst bei Disney zu zeichnen, wie viele früher bestimmt. Disney und Ihr unvergleichliches Talent motiviert mich auch heute noch in meinem Zeichnungen, wenngleich ich mich sehr selten an Disney Werke traue. Ein Level das kaum zu erreichen ist. Und die Tatsache das Sie aus good old Germany sind war gleich doppelt motivierend.
    Ich wünschte mir so sehr Disney wäre noch das was es damals für so viele Jahrzehnte war. Ich vermisse Zeichentrick schmerzlich und habe mich wie ein Kind am Weihnachten gefreut Ihren Blog hier gefunden zu haben und Sie zudem in der Disney+ Doku Reihe Requisiten zu sehen, zu der Folge von Falsches Spiel mit Roger Rabbit. Einfach nur wunderbar! Ich wünschte auch, ich könnte Sie auch einmal in Ihrem Atelier besuchen und mir vom Meister persönlich zeigen lassen können wie die wunderbare Welt von Walt Disney zu leben erweckt wird.
    Eine Zeichnung von Ihnen besitzen zu können wäre ein Traum!
    Bleiben Sie gesund und alles Liebe! Pam aka Clarice

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  8. Lovely! Thank you! I've made a pencil test with them:

    https://youtu.be/uMbRjglR9YU

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