Thursday, July 27, 2023

More of Garbutt's Amazing Sketches

Bernard Garbutt was a master when it comes to quick sketch life drawings. There is so much life in each sketchbook page. Top notch observation. Disney was lucky to have him teach animal drawing at the studio during the Golden Age of Animation.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

MUSHKA at San Diego Comic-Con


We look forward to presenting MUSHKA this Saturday at the San Diego Comic-Con. After the screening there will be a panel discussion. 
To me this is a big honor, because of my own history with the Con. I started visiting in the early 1980s. It was always fun to meet comic strip artists, run into animation peers and occasionally purchase original artwork. (Those beautiful Milt Kahl wolves designs for The Jungle Book...San Diego Comic-Con,

I hope to see you on Saturday!

Saturday, July 15, 2023

MUSHKA Industry Screening


Last Tuesday we invited the animation industry to attend a special screening of MUSHKA. 
The old Fine Arts Theatre on Wilshire Boulevard turned out to be the perfect venue because of its superior sound and picture quality. 
We showed the film in 4K with full blown surround sound. 

With Dave Bossert, my friend and colleague. We both started at Disney on the Black Cauldron.

Checking sound and picture quality just before the actual screening.

We had a full house, about 400 people. What an amazing feeling to share the film with industry colleagues.

Two standing ovations...I was literally flabbergasted. What a lovely reaction.

The guest of honor was of course Richard Sherman who loved connecting with old friends that night.

The musical dream team behind Mushka..Richard with composer Fabrizio Mancinelli.

Richard and Bruce Reitherman. These two go back to the original Jungle Book!

Richard with two amazing friends of mine: Leslie and Mike Iwerks.

The lovely and super talented Holly Sedillos, who sang Mushka's lullaby for the film. The song was written by Richard.

Two old friends who both worked on the Jungle Book. That's story man Floyd Norman.

One of the best nights of my life.

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Disney Villains

Variety recently rated Disney animated Villains. These kind of lists always vary according to who does the rating. But it does feel mighty nice to find Gaston, Jafar and Scar in this top 10. Stromboli, Chernabog or Shere Khan?

Here are a couple of very rough animation drawings of Scar. My assistant John Ramirez posted them a while ago. I wonder what other kinds of roughs John keeps in his garage....  ;)

 The link to the Variety article: