Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Prince Outtake

There is delicate perfection in this Milt Kahl key drawing from a scene that was cut from Sleeping Beauty. Prince Phillip is leaning against a tree in the forest, probably talking to his horse Samson about that beautiful voice he just heard. 
That scene was eventually re-staged with Phillip sitting down as he takes off his boots.

What is also interesting to note is that the drawing represents Milt's earlier design of the character.
The tip of the nose comes to a point, which was a design feature Walt Disney disliked. Milt altered the nose slightly for the final version.

This is actually a small drawing, the guy is about 5 inches tall on paper.

More on Prince Phillip's design development here: