Animation &Disney 23 Oct 2008 08:11 am

Thomas’ Mim

- Here’s a small bit of the Mad Madame Mim as animated by Frank Thomas. It’s not particularly enlightening, but I still enjoy looking at the drawings. I believe these drawings might have appeared in some publication or other but haven’t been able to locate them. (There are some other drawings in the Thomas/Johnston book, The Illusion of Life (pg 180-181), but I think that’s from another part of this scene.)

the most interesting part about these drawings is the breaking of joints as she turns her arms around with her body. (There’s a bit of odd foreshortening in her right arm on drawings 1 & 2.)

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Madame Mim turns.

4 Responses to “Thomas’ Mim”

  1. on 23 Oct 2008 at 8:22 am 1.Ray said …

    Radical! (I kinda wonder whether they kept it all the way through cleanup…)

  2. on 23 Oct 2008 at 12:19 pm 2.andreas deja said …

    this scene was animated by Frank Thomas.
    You can see the pencil test on the “Frank and Ollie” DVD.


  3. on 23 Oct 2008 at 12:23 pm 3.Michael said …

    OOPS! I’ve corrected it in the post. Thanks for the info.

  4. on 24 Oct 2008 at 11:45 am 4.R.Dress said …

    Masterful drawings. I really love how here eyes are carefully placed to fit into her head. I need to go back and study this film. Thanks for posting this!

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