Animation &Animation Artifacts 21 Apr 2009 06:35 am

L&T Meatballs

- Here’s some photographed drawings from The Lady & The Tramp meatball sequence.
These are taken from a photostat I have which was prepared for some book publication.
I don’t know if it ever made it to the book, but the drawings are too sterling to ignore.
I believe Frank Thomas animated the dogs and John Lounsbery the humans, and there are frame grabs of this sequence in John Canemaker‘s book, Disney’s Nine Old Men.

(Click on any image to enlarge.)

Here’s a beautiful cel set-up from Bob Cowan‘s collection.
Though it’s obvious the background is from another scene,
there’s an odd connection between the two that works for me.
Just another gem found on his great art blog.

4 Responses to “L&T Meatballs”

  1. on 21 Apr 2009 at 12:36 pm 1.Tom Sito said …

    Lady & the Tramp, Van Beuren cartoons and NYC watertowers. Michael, I marvel at the eclectic variety of your columns. Bravo!

  2. on 21 Apr 2009 at 12:43 pm 2.Mark Mayerson said …

    There’s 8 seconds of pencil test from this sequence here:

  3. on 21 Apr 2009 at 12:47 pm 3.David Nethery said …

    There’s also a Quicktime movie of that pencil test here:

  4. on 22 Apr 2009 at 7:47 am 4.Bob Cowan said …

    Michael -

    - Thanks for posting the pencils! Very nice sequence. And thanks for putting up the piece from our collection.
    - What I liked about the set-up we have is the lack of expression on Lady and Tramp’s face — unaware of what is to come. But we know what’s coming…
    - The background is from a different scene, but works with the cels.
    - Here’s the info. from the database: Lady and the Tramp “Bella Notte” setup – (1) a 22” x 10” Disney watercolor Master Production Background of the alley behind Tony’s Restaurant with (2 ) production cel of Lady, (3) production cel of Tramp and (4) very rare production cel cloth covered table. The cels have been trimmed and applied to a cover cel. [22”W x 10”H]

    Thanks for great work!

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