Friday, July 27, 2018

More Bernard & Bianca Sketches

These photocopies of Milt Kahl's character designs for the mice leads in The Rescuers are currently offered by Heritage Auctions. Milt is exploring various outfits, but he is mainly trying to come up with new design concepts for animated mice. Not an easy task.
Bernard's nose eventually shrank to a more conventional, smaller size.
I do like the sketch in the the upper right corner, even though this looks like a British character.

Here is the link to my previous post on designing Bernard & Bianca:


  1. Somehow, this iteration of Bernard strikes me as similar to Roquefort (THE ARISTOCATS), with a small hint of Amos (BEN AND ME) thrown in for good measure.

    1. I'm sure there's a bit of an evolution going on with the designs of these mice if you trace it even further back to Jaq from Cinderella!

  2. Awesome sketches. I really like this style. Check out this persuasive essay writing service later.