Saturday, July 5, 2014

Anita and Perdita in Regents Park

Ken Anderson came up with this beautiful oversized concept sketch showing the female lead characters from the Disney film 101 Dalmatians. It looks like Ken was trying to do anything to get away from the traditional Disney Animation look. His visual experiments greatly influenced the style of the film, which ushered in a new era for the studio and the industry as a whole. One can only hope that feature animation one day will experience another exciting and bold period, when audiences are being presented something fresh and unexpected.
Disney’s award winning short film Lorenzo from 2004 began to show promising, new horizons and possibilities for the medium, but for the time being it is stashed away in a drawer somewhere.