Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Jungle Book Studies

Ken Anderson and background painter Al Dempster had something to do with these color studies for the Jungle Book. The beautiful cel above of Mowgli and Bagheera is a Milt Kahl drawing.
There are endless ways to portray the Indian Jungle, including this early version by color stylist Walt Peregoy:

As you know, Walt Disney opted for a light, airy jungle, since the story included mostly comedic sequences. Dark, mysterious backgrounds would have worked for a more dramatic story treatment.