"During the Xerox years (from 1960’s to The Rescuers)… a lot of the animator’s rough drawing was left untouched and made it to the screen. Particularly scenes by Milt Kahl, but also some by Frank, Ollie, Eric Larson and Lounsbery maintained that wonderful unfinished, sketchy look ” -Andreas Deja

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You may now kiss… the groom?

You may now kiss… the groom?

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Frank Thomas

To my eye there are zero formulas to detect in his work. Every one of his characters moves and acts in a unique way. That way of working takes not only great analysis but a ton of passion.”- Andreas Deja
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"…You worry too much, old boy"
Animation by Milt Kahl

"…You worry too much, old boy"


Animation by Milt Kahl

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Robin Hood scene by Milt Kahl which was discarded; Little John dressing in drag running in place, putt’in on ‘is nickers. 
Original Roughs (X)

Robin Hood scene by Milt Kahl which was discarded; Little John dressing in drag running in place, putt’in on ‘is nickers

Original Roughs (X)

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Some beautiful Disney weddings…

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THE FOX IN THE STORK

Here are some of Milt Kahl's sketches, trying to figure out how the fox's body would fit inside the stork disguise. The position of the legs to manipulate the storks stiff long legs, and the way the arms grab the wings.

In the end, in the film the final result is much more free, without considering this realistic analysis much, but it is interesting to see the logic behind it.

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Sometimes when people don’t stop talking… know the feeling?

Sometimes when people don’t stop talking… know the feeling?

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Prince John and Sir Hiss Pencil Test

Ollie Johnston animated this sequence, which introduces the comic villain and his sidekick snake.
Somehow the pencil test seems to reveal more subtleties in the animation than the final color footage, most of us are used to.
This is clean up animation, Ollie’s original roughs were a bit looser. Also, Prince John’s  crown with all its diamonds was finalized by an effects animator. Ollie just drew the main shape of it.
What beautiful dimensional animation!
Pardon the picture quality here, this was part of an old TV show from the early 1970ies.
The clip starts out with the story reel version, and it looks like Ken Anderson drew those sketches. 
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"Now take it easy, Friar. I’m just doing my duty."
- The Sheriff of Nottingham

"Now take it easy, Friar. I’m just doing my duty."

- The Sheriff of Nottingham

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