Animation &Animation Artifacts &Disney 02 Mar 2011 08:06 am

Tytla’s Laughing Gauchito – part 1

- Last week we posted the second of two parts of Frank Thomas‘ animation on the short that never went to completion, The Laughing Gauchito. John Canemaker brought me Bill Tytla‘s scene from this very film, and it’ll take two parts to post it. This one came with the exposure sheets!

Here’s the first part.

The Background

The wine glass overlay

















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These are the X Sheets for the scene.


Here’s a QT of the scene with all the drawings from this post..

Many thanks to John Canemaker for the loan of the scene.

12 Responses to “Tytla’s Laughing Gauchito – part 1”

  1. on 02 Mar 2011 at 11:21 am 1.John Celestri said …

    These drawings are really fun to look at!

  2. on 02 Mar 2011 at 11:28 am 2.David Nethery said …

    I continue to be in awe of the treasures that you and John Canemaker , and Louis Scarborough, amongst your other contributors, have shared with us. These scenes are beautiful to look at and study . (and so nice to have the X-sheets when they are available !)

    Again, let me say many, many thanks for your efforts in scanning and posting the scenes. I know from experience how time-consuming that is.

    You’re curating an online museum/college of animation here, Michael !


  3. on 02 Mar 2011 at 11:38 am 3.Joel Brinkerhoff said …

    I love this stuff, to see the sculptural quality, the twisting of the guitar, the weight of each appendage, the arcs. You don’t see this much these days.

  4. on 02 Mar 2011 at 12:16 pm 4.Eric Noble said …

    These are a marvel to behold! Bill Tytla has become one of my favorite animators. There is a feeling of solidity and elasticity to his work. A thousand thank-yous to you and to John Canemaker.

  5. on 02 Mar 2011 at 12:39 pm 5.Sandro said …

    I have a laserdisc (remember those?) of Saludos Amigos and the Three Caballeros and as one of the bonus material they have a re-constructed short of the Laughing Gauchito, with storyboards and some animation, including this one.
    It’s amazing that Walt cancelled this short after so much work had been done.
    I loved the animation these guys did on the piece.
    Thanks for posting it.

  6. on 02 Mar 2011 at 1:01 pm 6.Daniel Caylor said …

    The X-sheets are a nice bonus. Wonderful stuff. Thanks! :)

  7. on 02 Mar 2011 at 2:20 pm 7.Michael said …

    Sandro, J.B.Kaufman, in South of the Border, writes about the laser disc reconstruction. Why didn’t Disney put that material on the DVD? The book, by the way, is brilliant.

  8. on 02 Mar 2011 at 2:23 pm 8.Sky David said …

    A wake up call from the era of animation drawing talent, skill, hard work and love of the art. Tytla is one of this man’s greatest heros. His hand made the paper into a magical invocation and that magic always shot through with such force in the animation when it played out on the screen. Just see that “devil” in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. One of the most fiercely potent figures in animation.

  9. on 02 Mar 2011 at 3:05 pm 9.Steven Hartley said …

    Gee, I was confused with “Laughing” and “Flying”. I now just found out that Walt cancelled production.

  10. on 02 Mar 2011 at 3:56 pm 10.Michael said …

    Steven, you should pay attention to the little bit of writing I add to these; I wrote in all five installments that the film was shelved by Disney.

  11. on 03 Mar 2011 at 5:49 am 11.Sandro Cleuzo said …


    Yes, the book is indeed great. I read it a few months back. As for Disney not putting the re-constructed short on DVD, I ask myself the same question.

  12. on 03 Mar 2011 at 1:19 pm 12.eddie Fitzgerald said …

    Wonderful cartooning and animation! What David Nethery said above goes for me, too.

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