Monday, April 19, 2010

Milt Kahl Day is Back!

Sorry for the big gap in posting.  I have moved back to LA  for a few months to work on a project at Ken Duncan's studio and had no way to post stuff for a while, but I am back with some good stuff.

Here is my all time favorite scene by Milt.  It's Edgar, the butler from The Aristocats.  In this scene, he overhears Madam talking to her lawyer about leaving her fortune to him and he is so delighted that he does this great little jump up and down and  you can see so clear in these drawings all his excitement. 

Look at the drawings and note the amazing design and the shapes Milt got in them.  The way he draws the knees are particular amazing.
Watch also the scene frame by frame, if you have a chance, and study the perfect animation, timing, spacing and attitude.  It is just flawless.


  1. Ahhh, I remember that scene very well, especially for the wonderful disappointment that came shortly after. Edgar's face as he hoarsely gasps "CATS!!?" was priceless, vocal and visual-wise :D

  2. His poses are so expressive. You can just look at the smile and the eyebrows alone and know the exact feeling. Glad you're back to posting, and good luck at Ken Duncan Studios!

  3. Agreed! Thanks so much for posting up some of the Edgar drawings. They have a great display in the animation section at California adventure and I've put together some of my photos from the bookstore. Thanks again and nice to hear you're back in California!

  4. thank you for you to make me learn more,thank you∩0∩ ........................................

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  6. Probably my favourite part of the film, when he goes from complete joy to utter shock and disapointment.

    Thanks again, good to see you are back blogging ;)