Animation Artifacts &Disney &repeated posts &Story & Storyboards 22 Apr 2013 05:04 am

Dumbo Storyboard Sketches – recap

I’ve spent a lot of recent posts writing about the animation of some of the earlier features. I thought I’d give a little focus on the storyboard of Dumbo. The variety and styles of the images is impressive. I’ve culled a lot of storyboard drawings from various sources and present in somewhat chronological order.
This was the first feature Bill Peet worked on. You can see his entire “Dumbo washing” sequence storyboard here.

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Yes, that’s a bird on Dumbo’s trunk – not Timothy.

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5 Responses to “Dumbo Storyboard Sketches – recap”

  1. on 22 Apr 2013 at 7:25 am 1.Stephen Macquignon said …

    I need to see this movie all over again for what ever the reason I don’t remember Dumbo standing next to a poster of bid dad Jumbo

    The artwork is impressive and inspiring

  2. on 22 Apr 2013 at 12:09 pm 2.Bill Benzon said …

    Stephen, Jumbo does not, in fact, show up in the film. He’s only mentioned in passing early in the film when the work refers to Dumbo’s mother as “Mrs. Jumbo.”

  3. on 22 Apr 2013 at 12:20 pm 3.Kevin Hogan said …

    Love the artwork. Although I love the original Dumbo, part of me wishes the film could have been made with more of Bill Peet’s style incorporated into the film. A ‘stylized’ version of Dumbo would have been impressive.

  4. on 22 Apr 2013 at 10:03 pm 4.Nat said …

    These are absolutely charming sketches. Thank you for sharing.

  5. on 22 Apr 2013 at 10:07 pm 5.DB said …

    Dumbo – though a good movie – is not one of my favorites but my there is a whole lot of genius in that artwork. There’s something about the drawing of the mother monkey that I find really striking.

    I don’t know why but I never found Timothy the mouse that interesting, maybe I would have liked him better if he had remained a bird.

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