Sunday, June 27, 2010

Milt Kahl Day

As I had promised, here are some more of those sheets that I put together for a quick reference.  This time it is from one of my favorites in terms of design and animation, Sword in the Stone.

Milt designed all the characters in this film and these two sheets consist in three scenes that he animated which I love.  Merlin has a great and broad acting style and I think is great.  Merlin is an old guy but he is very enthusiastic and full of energy and I think it's animation reflects that.

Many animators and directors today think it is over animated and bad acting.  For me, it is acting for a specific design and style and I just think it is one way of doing it.  There are many ways of doing a scene and each animator would do it differently.  I am glad Milt animated this way because it is just fun to watch and very much in character.

There is also that nice walk of Johnny Appleseed that is also by Milt.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Milt Kahl Day

A few more gems by Milt.  This time from two different pictures.
First is a  tied down drawing from Bedknobs and Broomsticks of the king lion transformed into a rabbit.   I love how you can see that the crown is really heavy by the way Milt drew the flesh folding.
Second, a rough drawing of Robin Hood and maid Marian.  It's a scene where Robin is fighting the wolves.  It was copied before Milt's assistant did the final tie down.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Flying Pig

Hey Joe (Moshier), this is for you!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Milt Kahl Day

Robin Hood is not the best Disney film in terms of story but it is still entertaining and with lots of great animation.  Of course Milt designed all characters again and did some animation of almost all characters.  I particular like the Sheriff of Nottingham.  Here are some of Milt's rough from one of the best scenes.

Saturday, June 5, 2010