Monday, June 10, 2024

Shere Khan and Kaa II

I talked about this sequence from the Jungle Book before. Here Shere Khan interrogates Kaa, the python, about the man cub. The storyboards were drawn by Vance Gerry and Floyd Norman.

Again I am utterly impressed with Milt Kahl's staging of the two characters. He takes the main idea from the story sketch and draws them in a way that creates a strong visual connection between them. You can see in those rough lines of the tiger that weren't tied down (because those areas are off screen) how hard Milt worked to get the drawing, the shapes and the overall staging just right. Absolute perfection!

Here is the link to a previous post with more of tiger/snake staging masterpieces:

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Richard Sherman Interview

You all heard by now that Richard M Sherman passed away recently. He would have been 96 years old next week on June 12. 
Richard was amazing in so many ways. Everybody who met him has a Richard Sherman story. He was happy to meet anybody who wanted to meet him. You might have seen Richard in bonus material on some of Disney's home video discs. 
I just came across this fantastic interview with him on Youtube. It was conducted in 2011 by Scott Feinberg. Richard is very much at ease here at his home. He reflects on his songwriting career with his brother Robert, as well as working with Walt Disney, PL Travers and others. 
Great stories from someone who was a true genius, an entertainer and an optimist. He will be greatly missed.

So pour yourself a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and enjoy the story of Richard Sherman.

Here is the link: