Saturday, March 26, 2022

Ollie's Thumbnail Sketches

I am not sure if Ollie Johnston thumbnailed his story- and staging continuity for all of his animated sequences. But he sure did a lot of this kind of scene planing for the film Robin Hood.  Ollie animated most scenes with Prince John and his sidekick Sir Hiss. 

In these sketches Prince John is being strangled from the back by Little John, who forces the prince to order the release of Robin Hood. Lady Kluck is reinforcing the order in scene 351. The following sheet shows Ollie's final character staging for that scene. 

What beautiful drawings!

1 comment:

  1. Ollie was really a master on communicating ideas simply and clearly in the context of a film. gGreat post as always. Thank you!