Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Old Inspires the New

The connection between these images might prove to be utterly coincidental. But I couldn't help but wondering, if a couple of story sketches from Fantasia inspired certain gags in later Disney films.

Remember in Jungle Book when King Louie becomes annoyed at the little monkey mimicking his musical antics? That's what's happening in the Fantasia sketch between the old and the young satyr.

A beautiful sketch by Sylvia Holland  reminds us of a situation in The Fox And the Hound.

I doubt there is a connection between the old and the new, but who knows? Perhaps Disney story artists from the modern era found inspiration from discarded artwork decades earlier.

Story sketches Van Eaton Galleries