Animation Artifacts &Frame Grabs &Story & Storyboards 02 Apr 2008 09:12 am

101 Begins

- Excellent news. Now that Hans Perk has been posting the animator drafts of 101 Dalmatians and, as a result of that, Mark Mayerson is putting together one of his fine Mosaics for the film, I’m able to contribute a small bit toward the study of this film. It all coincides nicely with the relatively new dvd package that Disney has released.

Starting Monday, thanks again to the generosity of John Canemaker, I’ll be posting a nice chunk of the storyboard for this film. It starts just after the wedding at the film’s opening and continues on. It’s Bill Peet’s original board, and I’m excited to put it up.

To celebrate, I’ve taken a few frame grabs off the dvd which showcases some of the opening storyboard drawings. Unfortunately, the images aren’t as large as I’d like on the dvd, but they’ll have to do. This is one of my favorite Disney features, and it really pleases me to see all this material come out. Thanks to Hans Perk for starting it all.


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5 Responses to “101 Begins”

  1. on 03 Apr 2008 at 7:26 am 1.Stephen Macquignon said …

    Like always these are wonderful, and an inspiration to keep working hard
    Thanks

  2. on 03 Apr 2008 at 8:33 am 2.Ray K. said …

    John, Michael, these are an absolute treasure.

    Bill Peet was a genius, and ‘Dalmations,’ for some reason, feels to me more like a direct, unvarnished, translation of his drawing style than just about any other Disney picture.

    Peet had a natural, unmatchable gift for staging both elegant (and often funny) action sequences and perfect still tableaux, as well as for knowing exactly which was right for each moment of the story. (I always think of the beautiful and very funny hold of Pongo, leash in mouth, starring goofily out the window at the landing–to see which way Perdita and Anita are walking–which looks as if it may as well have been drawn by Peet right on the screen. This shot–like so much from this film–could not be simpler or more perfect.)

    John–what do you suppose are the odds of Disney’s agreeing to let you do a book of just the annotated storyboard from this film?

  3. on 03 Apr 2008 at 4:56 pm 3.Floyd Norman said …

    I remember shooting 35mm color slides of Ken Anderson’s early art direction on “Dalmatians.” We were all so excited about this new film. The fact that I was even able to do this is pretty amazing. Something like that could never happen today.

    Things have sure changed. Nowadays, animation development is treated like a national security issue.

  4. on 20 Feb 2013 at 5:36 am 4.Zoltán Pál Nagy said …

    Sziasztok hozzászólok! Én a Walt Disney nyomában járó amatőr filmes hozzászóló vagyok. Én nem tudok angolul – de be másoltam a Google fordítóba a hozzá szólásotokat és lefordítottam a saját Magyar nyelvemre ( Magyar országon lakom ) aztán hangosan fel olvastattam a Google fordítóval amit hozzászóltok. Azért, hogy értselek titeket és esetleg beszélgessek veletek. Szóval Üdvözöllek titeket ! Az én nevem Nagy Pál Zoltán. Engem is nagyon érdekel Walt Disney munkássága és a munkatársai művészete. Egészen az első nyers rajzuktól elindulva. Nagyon csodálom a Stílusukat – a Technikájukat – és a Rajzfilm végeredményüket. Szabályosan beleszerettem a 101 Kiskutya rajzfilmjükbe. És szeretném tovább vinni a stílusukat. Hihetetlen ez a csiszolás a rajzukon. Ahogy a nyers rajzaikból a világ legjobb rajz stílusát alakították ki a 101 Kiskutya című filmhez. Amivel meghódították a világot. Ha van kedvetek akkor Skyep – on képpel hanggal komunikálva mi is folytathatnánk a 101 Kiskutya című rajzfilmet. A mostani razjfilm rajzoló szoftverekkel. Csak elég alázat – csak elég rajz tehetség – és elég kitartás kell hozzá. És persze valamelyikünknek nagyon kellene érteni a számítógéphez. Speciál én ebben kivételesen gyenge vagyok. Valahogy nem megy egyformán jól a művészet és a számítógép. No mi a véleményetek az ötletről ? De ha nektek nem megy akkor ajánlhatnátok olyanokat akiket ez érdekel és van kedvük ilyeneket csinálni. Arra az esetre ha érdekelne titeket az ötletem – ide írom az e – mail címemet: nagy.captainnemo@gmail.com Üdvözlettel a Zoltán Sziasztok !

    Hello can I say! I goes with the Walt Disney I’m an amateur filmmaker to comment. I can not speak English – but you’ve copied the Google translator szólásotokat its own Hungarian and translated to my language (English country I live in) and then I read it aloud to the Google translator to what you say. To értselek and you may talk with you. So, Welcome you! My name is Paul Zoltan Nagy. I am also very interested in the work of Walt Disney and his staff art. Until the first raw rajzuktól starting off. I admire their style – their techniques – and the end result of their Cartoon. Normally I fell in love 101 Dalmatians rajzfilmjükbe. And I want to carry on their style. I can not believe this is the grinding of rajzukon. As the world’s top crude rajzaikból drawing style developed in the movie 101 Dalmatians. What we have conquered the world. If you like you can Skyep – audio with pictures on komunikálva we could continue to see 101 Dalmatians cartoon. The current razjfilm drawing software. Just enough humility – just enough drawing talent – and enough stamina to be added. And of course, one of us is to be understood in the computer. Special on this exceptionally weak. Somehow does not work equally well in the arts and computer. Well what do you think of the idea? But if you are not going to be ajánlhatnátok who are interested and have the desire to do such things. Just in case if you would be interested in the idea – to write the e – mail address: @ gmail.com Best regards, Zoltán nagy.captainnemo Quote

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