Monday, June 15, 2020

Missing Puppies

I've always loved this still from 101 Dalmatians. Cruella de Vil is reassured that her plot has been successful. The newspaper reports on the stolen Radcliff puppies.
This illustration had to be made during an early phase of the film's production. Anita is drawn according to her initial design. Her face and hair as well as her outfit differs from the actual film. Milt Kahl drew Anita and Roger for this "press photo", I assume Ollie Johnston drew Nanny.

It is interesting to study some of the newspaper's text, as it reflects topics from the the late 1950 and early 60s. The write up about the stolen puppies is on the left of the image. It actually talks about people being rescued after an earthquake. 


  1. I remember when you posted Milt's initial drawings for Anita. The early version of her character design looked lovely, but I think the final one just has a lot more personality.
    Andreas, speaking of earthquakes: I was watching one of the "behind the scenes" featurettes for The Lion King a while ago, and the Northridge earthquake of early 1994 was briefly mentioned. Any chance you could elaborate on that in the future? Sounds like it was a very challenging situation for the film production, perhaps it would be interesting to know more about what it was like for the crew.

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