Friday, March 30, 2018

Sword in the Stone Vis Dev

Some beautiful visual development art by Vance Gerry and Ken Anderson.  
Ken Anderson art directed The Sword in the Stone, Vance got credit as a layout artist. But as you can see he did much more than production layouts, he created color environments for many sequences, including the one with Merlin and Wart as fish.
When I started at Disney in 1980, Ken was around, but was getting ready for retirement.
Vance on the other hand worked on quite a few more films, including Mouse Detective, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King.


  1. Beautiful ! Also Happy Birthday to you. Much love and respect.

  2. I love the top second from left of Merlin's cottage! I can see how these contributed to the layered look of the film. Almost like a 3D pop up book. Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoy some cake!

  3. Thank you for sharing the works by Vance Gerry and Ken Anderson!
    Happy Easter and I hope you had a nice birthday yesterday! :-)

  4. Happy Birthday buddy! Hope it was the best one yet!

    Hey, check your email. I sent you something.


  5. 101 Dalmatians, my love to animation starts after see this movie. Great picture.