Animation &Animation Artifacts &Disney 28 Dec 2009 08:33 am

More Thomas Jungle Book

- Months ago, I posted a scene Frank Thomas animated for The Jungle Book. The scene involved the boy, Mowgli, and Kaa, the snake.

Here is another, companion scene with the same two characters. (It comes in the film with only a closeup of Kaa separating the two.)

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There are 103 drawings to the scene, so I can’t possibly get them all into the one post. Consequently, I’ll try to do it in three.

Once again, many thanks go to John Canemaker for sharing these on line.

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(Click any image to enlarge.)

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The Following QT movie is of the complete scene.
I love how he shakes his head and mouths the word “No”
just prior to wrenching his hand from Kaa’s grip.

Click left side of the black bar to play.
Right side to watch single frame.

6 Responses to “More Thomas Jungle Book”

  1. on 28 Dec 2009 at 3:39 pm 1.Larry Ruppel said …

    Beautiful in so many ways. I especially like Mowgli’s hand clearly silhouetted in drawings 17 & 19, very subtlety drawing attention to it just before pulling it out of Kaa’s coils. And the change in Mowgli’s spine shape is expertly done.

    Plus it’s always fascinating to see the original animation drawings– complete with erased arm positions. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the sequence.

  2. on 29 Dec 2009 at 8:38 am 2.Stephen Macquignon said …

    Stupid question:
    Frank Thomas signature is on drawing 1A.
    Is it there because he signed it for someone or was it Disney policy to sign off on the work they did?

  3. on 29 Dec 2009 at 10:07 am 3.Michael said …

    He signed it for someone.

  4. on 29 Dec 2009 at 9:20 pm 4.Sam said …

    I love this blog!

  5. on 01 Jan 2010 at 1:33 pm 5.Alain Mayrand said …

    The best animation ever. I have always thought the Jungle Book was the epitome of animation, and to see it like this in these blogs is an amazing treat.

  6. on 18 Mar 2012 at 4:16 am 6.julia said …

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