Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Early Pongo

These rough animation drawings show the early design of Pongo with a larger muzzle. 

See previous post on this topic here:


Ollie Johnston animated this section from the opening sequence of 101 Dalmatians. After spotting Anita and Perdita from a window sill, Pongo is in a hurry to leave the house. In this close up scene he realizes that it's not time yet for his daily walk with his pet Roger Radcliffe. What to do?

This is one of the first scenes Ollie animated on this film. Milt Kahl had designed the character with a rather large muzzle, and Ollie followed Milt's early sketches of Pongo. The scene would later be redrawn with the final approved character design.

Final frame 


  1. the big muzzle version reminds me of his cameo (or maybe just a lookalike) in Oliver and Company

  2. Wow that's different than the final design. Happy 62nd anniversary to 101 Dalmatians! I am a big fan of you Andreas Deja. I've just watched Beauty and the Beast, and you have done an amazing job with Gaston!

    Jan from The Netherlands