WHEN STORYBOARDS COME TO LIFE
In the 1960’s the project of Chanticleer was scratched to develop The Sword in the Stone, which was storyboarded by the talented Bill Peet. The Wizards’ Duel sequence between Merlin and Madame Mim is, without a doubt, one of the gems of the film and was the result of the combined talents of Bill and Milt Kahl. After Bill Peet doodled character situations and dialogue ideas on note paper sheets, it was Milt’s job to polish and finally bring to life, inspired by his doodles. The influence of Bill’s staging is outstanding, as is Milt’s animation.