“You eat ants?” Mowgli asks Baloo in disbelief. The scene from the film Jungle Book was animated by Ollie Johnston. Milt Kahl drew this sketch of Mowgli’s face as a suggestion for what the kid’s expression might look like during that line of dialogue. Deja View
I think he nails the idea of the thought “How gross!”
This is probably the polar opposite of what you feel when you pick up a pencil to create.
Glen Keane was taught by Ollie Johnston who taught him the importance of confidence in his work. Ollie used to tell a story about his mentor, the legendary Freddie Moore. Freddie created the popular version of Mickey Mouse that we know and love today. He, like most artists, struggled with his own demons of not being good enough or talented enough for the challenges before him… Read More
Not many animation artists make good teachers, but Walt Stanchfield was a heck of an inspirational instructor to many folks who worked at Disney during the 1980s and 90s. In his life drawing classes he did not want you to copy the model on paper, he wanted you to interpret the model’s pose for animation. Go further with the body’s rhythm, push the action line, feel the weight.
He frequently went over young artists’ work by helping them to find the essence of a pose, and make a clear, often entertaining statement.
Walt was never one of Disney’s top animators (he did beautiful clean up work for many of the Nine Old Men, before moving into animation in the early 1960s).
In the photo above he is animating Baloo from The Jungle Book as he is chasing King Louie’s monkeys, who just kidnapped Mowgli. It’s a real nice action sequence that shows Walt’s talent as an animator. Deja View