Action Analysis &Animation &Disney &Music 11 Sep 2013 02:24 am

Noble Touches

When Maurice Noble first started in animation he went, of course, to Mecca, The Disney Studios, where he made a name for himself. He was a Bg painter there. Two of his more noted pieces included the seat for the Queen. Included in the designs was the signs of the Zodiac. This, of course, was a well know feature for the signs of the Dark Forces. Well known author, John Gardner, himself a specialist in medieval history and Art, included 12 chapters in his novel, Grendel, a retelling of the Beowulf story. It’s a classic edition of the story as told by the monster, Grendel, himself.

Two of the illustrations of the Queen’s chair are pictured below:

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Preproduction stills for THE OLD MILL.

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One Response to “Noble Touches”

  1. on 11 Sep 2013 at 9:30 am 1.Bud said …

    Are the Dumbo drawings mixed up? Those are from “Pibk Elephants, ” and are final art–not ore-pro, and not done by Noble.

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