Tuesday, September 19, 2017
This story sketch by Bill Peet inspired Milt Kahl, who aimed this scene featuring Madame Mim, as she temporarily turns herself into an "ugly" creature in front of Wart. Milt used practically everything Peet provided in terms of staging, expression and design.
There are beautiful key moments here that make the scene so successful and satisfying to watch:
Mim completely covers her face with her hair, before she reveals a scary face. There is a a strong squash expression on "B" followed be a stretch for the "OO".
A simple scene, beautifully executed.
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I remember they had Louis imitate this scene in the Princess and the Frog.ReplyDelete
Would Milt have done more drawings for a scene like this, or do you think that would be enough for those following him up to know what to do?
There are a few more drawings Milt did for the scene. I only just posted the most important ones.Delete
You can post more artworks of Milt Kahl I think there's more.Delete
Thanks for the reply. I'm not surprised that Kahl would take that much control of his scenes!Delete
I never liked the design of madam mim.I think Kahl was probably the most talented animator ever to go into the Disney studios. If you look at a character like Shere Khan, the lines were perfect, at least to my eye. Madam Mom has an unfinished look to me, and I'm not talking rough.ReplyDelete
I agree, She seemed like she was a really good concept, on the way to an eventual great design.Delete
😱 LOL Andreas, i remember that scene wen I was a kid i watch that scene of Madame Mim she's a stupid witch I ever seen in a disney film it's kind of like a cartoon of the Looney Toons in the 1940s but you make me laugh Andreas 😅😂.ReplyDelete
Have you went in France Andreas.Delete
Far from me to compare myself to the god of animation sr. Milt Kahl, but it is inevitable to imagine how I would do this scene: I think I have the vice of strech, as I see myself narrowing frame 37 still further, stretching my arms a little, causing Mim to pull his hair a little in the expression of the "OO". What this study teaches me is that I must learn to control this vice more and that I do not always have to change so much the forms to emphasize a pose, and that I can achieve a good effect with more graphic control. Thank you.ReplyDelete
That's funny. Whenever I hear "Boo", I usually think of Shan-Yu saying it to greet the Emperor in "Mulan".ReplyDelete
Disney’s sword in the stone has always been a greatly undervalued Disney film in my opinion.ReplyDelete
Mad Madam Mim is a great character if rather caricatured I love her colours I think the fight scene between Merlin and Mim is superb! Thank you for posting this and these superb drawings Andreas
There is so much great stuff going on in Milt's animation... every time you look you see something new. The change from one drawing to the next... the progression forward... And apparently he even drew with full understanding of the camera's zoom as hinted by the changing crop marks. Milt perhaps more than any animator seemed to truly understand the breadth of space these characters lived and moved in and perhaps more importantly be able to take advantage of that.ReplyDelete