Jun 21, 2006
Disney Ephemera/rough drawings by Glen Keane
Ratigan, the villain voiced by Vincent Price and animated by Glen Keane, in the originally titled "Basil of Baker Street"
I'm happy to be able to share a few drawings that might offer a glimpse of the unseen work that such artists as Glen Keane did, when animated features were animated on 16 field paper, and characters were drawn with Blaisdell Layout pencils. Be sure and click each image to open a larger size.
Tod, one of the title characters of "The Fox and the Hound", was animated by Keane; these are a page of studies probably done for another artist's benefit; unfortunately awkwardly split here as the 16 field paper can't fit on the scanner
An extreme extreme of the fox, again by Glen Keane.
It's hard to add any accompanying text to a post of drawings by Glen Keane; fortunately, his work doesn't need it. The epitome of an animator's character work is that without sound--in this case even without movement, it speaks for itself. What would I pay to have seen the rough tests done in this period, by this artist and others? Plenty.