Thursday, June 5, 2008
BEN AND ME (1953)
BEN AND ME is one of Disney's little masterpieces.
First, watch the film, in two parts, here:
Now, the first installment of background art:
I couldn't digitally eliminate all the sleeping mice, but the beauty of this B/G demanded its inclusion:
And here's a close-up of Amos mouse's bed, with blanket cel overlay:
Ben Franklin's lab. I believe the wooden object that looks like an electric chair is actually Ben's printing press.
Here's a huge, expansive, digitally re-assembled pan background of Ben's lab:
This pan B/G begins with a fade-in and a pan. I included the entire left side of the artwork. I matched it as best I could without spending hours repainting the entire thing! Lovely, colonial Philadelphia!