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From “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, part of “The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad” (1949)

These are only the key drawings for the scene, which is why it’s so choppy. They were posted by Andreas Deja on his blog, and I put them together with the right audio.

Milt Kahl was always great at putting bounce into his characters.


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"One Hundred and One Dalmatians" 1961

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"One Hundred and One Dalmatians" 1961

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"Peter Pan" 1953

The following pencil sequence has animation from a variety of animators.

Peter: Kahl, Harvey Toombs, Eric Larson

Wendy: Hal Ambro, Ken O’Brian, Eric Larson, Harvey Toombs, Kahl

Tinker Bell: Marc Davis, Les Clark

Even though many animators worked on these few character, there really aren’t  any off model scenes. Kudos to the 1950ies Disney clean up crew. Just pencil lines on paper, no color, creating the kind of magic that…..makes you feel happy!

-Andreas Deja

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"Lady and the Tramp" 1955

Milt Kahl animated the next sequence.
Lady found out at the pound about Tramp’s past with all these other girls.  Tramp realizes she knows the truth. His reaction also shows embarrassment, he is faking a smile, but deep inside he knows he is in trouble. This is very complex character acting, rich and insightful.
So yes, Milt Kahl is AMAZING, too. But you knew that already.

- Andreas Deja

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"The Rescuers" 1977

By Milt Kahl.

No sound. But honestly, you don’t need any.

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"Bambi" (1942)

Here’s a piece of test animation from Bambi, animated by Milt Kahl and inbetweened and compiled by Andreas Deja.


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"The Rescuers" 1977

One of my favorite scenes from the film.

Medusa animated by Milt Kahl, Penny animated by Ollie Johnston.

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