Thursday, November 17, 2016

Soft Hands

Milt Kahl animated this scene with Georges Hautecourt from The Aristocats. This close up is a great example of loose, moving flesh during a dialogue scene. Hautecourt thinks he is holding Madame Bonfamille's hand as he comments: "Ah....still the softest hands in all of Paris." Of course he has grabbed Duchess' tail instead. I love how far his face is sunken into the cat's tail, before he inhales to say the line.
For part of the scene his eyebrows are covering the eyes completely. An idea he probably got from Ronald Searle. I posted about this a while ago:

I will be at CTN this weekend. Feel free to approach me anytime with your questions.
You will find me on the Beauty & the Beast panel, as well as the presentation about The Genius of Frank Thomas. And then there is this surprise I am going to unveil...


  1. So good!!! I always save the Milt Kahl drawings you post, so I can flip through them to see how they look animated. I could flip through them forever...*_*

  2. Enjoy CTN, Andreas! Unfortunately I won't be there to hassle you for book signings, but I'd love to see the Frank Thomas presentation if they record the video

  3. Hautecourt looks quite a bit like that great character actor C. Aubrey Smith in these drawings.