Thursday, January 14, 2021

"Duchess...wherever have you been?"


This is an interesting animation drawing by Milt Kahl of the butler Edgar from The Aristocats. This scene was cut from the movie. It is my guess that Edgar is "welcoming" Duchess and her kittens back home after their long absence. This pose, as a full figure, also appears on the Edgar model sheet. This means that at least two of Milt's scenes were cut.

What ended up in the final film version is this scene. Edgar has just let the cats back inside the house, and in this close up he fakes a sense of relief to see them again. Milt has him overact on purpose, because Edgar is giving a performance here toward the cats.

Great perspective drawings, and that typical, subtle head shake between #45 and #51 (on ones). 


Duchess

DUchess

DucheSS




Wherever

whErever



whereEver



whereVer

wherevEr

hAve

yOU

Been

bEEn

beeN
 


11 comments:

  1. Hah, one of my favorite types of post, the one that allows me to scroll down on my phone screen for some flipbook animation on the go lol

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  2. I can't believe after years of running this blog you STILL have more scenes to post! Amazing!
    Here's the assembled animation
    https://www.sakugabooru.com/post/show/142275

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  3. Ah..... this starts my new year nicely ;)

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  4. Have you heard about Dale Baer’s Passing. Will you make a post of that?

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  5. Your blog is a never ending source of wonders. I say this here all too rarely. Thanks Andreas.

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    1. Thanks very much Florian. I hope you are doing great!

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    2. Thanks Andreas, all's fine. Take care!

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  6. This has become one of my favorite blogs to go to when seeking inspiration for my own work!

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