4 07 2015

the following scenes from one of my favorite disney classic 101 DALMATIANS from 1961 show how far the artists in the studio had developed. not only in animation, especially MILT KAHL and MARC DAVIS at the peak of their art, – every single ingredient shows the same level of perfection. starting with a unique storyboard completely finished by one of the best – BILL PEET. the overall very stylized design of the film by KEN ANDERSON and an amazing layout and BG-department. all that combined in a new technology, the XEROX-process, that made it possible to bring 101 animated dogs to the screen, and – eliminated the ink and paint step in production, allowing us to see the original drawings of the animators.
the scenes that I selected are not in order of the story. they might show you the beauty of every single composition and color combination in those scenes. a true masterpiece.

101 dal comp 2
101 dal comp 8
101 dal comp 5
101 dal comp 3
101 Dal comp 1
101 dal comp 4
101 dal comp 6
101 dal comp 7

© disney enterprises, inc



4 responses

4 07 2015

Every single image is a masterpiece. Thanks!

5 07 2015

Thank you, thank you for posting such beautiful images!!

7 07 2015

can’t get enough of them!
I will watch that movie again I watched it at least 25 times.
Thats the power of a classic masterpiece :you can’t get tired of it.
thanks and have a nice summertime!

23 10 2015

Can’t look at this film enough. Imcidentally, it didn’t eliminate the ink and paint department entirely, just the ink stage. The cells still needed painting, unless there’s another trick to the xerox process I’m not aware of.

Nitpicking. Thanks for the fantastic blog. Always inspiring.

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