Bill Peet’s 101 Dalmatians’ storyboards
It shows the sequence of Cruella’s and Pongo’s encounter
KEN ANDERSON: A WELL-ROUND DISNEY LEGEND
This man did EVERYTHING. Generally animators focused in one or two categories which to explore in animation. Not Ken Anderson. He studied architecture, and secured at position at Disney where ha contributed throughout his career as an art director, screenwriter, animator, production designer, short-story author and imagineer.
These are all concept art he did for various Disney films, but he participated in so much more, and those films wouldn’t have been what they were without him. Andreas Deja describes his work as art that ”shows how to place characters in an environment in a way that presents mood combined with character development”.
He received the Disney Legend award as for animation and imagineering in 1991, an honour that recognizes people who made outstanding contribution to the Walt Disney Company.
The live-action reference for 101 Dalmatians character Nanny, was actually not a woman, it was actor Don Barkley. Here is a photography performing for the puppy theft sequence, where the position and props are quite hilarious!
The character was animated by Ollie Johnston, and created her the most charming walk. Nevertheless, Milt Kahl helped with pushing her proportions and definition. Frank Thomas had his hand a little bit there too.
101 Dalmatians set the mark for a different kind of animated feature as being the first “modern” animated Disney film. It had a more artistic and graphic style, which Walt was not very fond of, as he thought it was quite messy.
This can clearly be seen in this sketch by Ken Anderson, inspired by Ronald Searle. Although messy, it is alive, realistic. One can feel as if one is inside the frame, and see Roger as a modern man; a man we can identify with. And even though Walt wasn’t a fan, the audiences loved it and embraced this film quite well. In fact, it is the favorite of many people I know.
Source: Deja View