Tuesday, November 18, 2014


THE RESCUERS (Disney, 1977) was a landmark film, marking the passing of the animation baton from the Nine Old Men to the new generation of animators. It's a beautiful film, visually and emotionally. Lots of old school Disney charm!

Today I've digitally re-assembled a fabulous pan background. Our hero Evinrude flies across this swampy landscape to escape some nasty bats.

I left Evinrude in the first frame. He's to cute to digitally eradicate!

As usual with a pan B/G, I'm posting the entire image, then broken it into thirds so you can savor the detail. As this was a night scene, out of necessity I've lightened the artwork so the details POP.

Beautiful artwork from a lovely little film!


I'm resuming posting and I'll continue - but the last two posts got ZERO comments!

No need for elaborate notes - but if you're seeing this please let me know. Thanks!


Home theatre isn't really a new concept - Pongo and Perdida had one in the 60s!

I love the modern look of all the 101 background art, very linear with color washes. This BG was printed and distributed as a backing for cels sold at Disneyland's once-upon-a-time Art Corner - imagine Disney cels for a dollar!

I've recreated the piece digitally as usual, erasing the tail-wagging pup. :)

Monday, November 17, 2014


The educational films Disney created in the 60s are beautifully crafted and still charming over 50 years later. The "library" background art using books as sets was inspired. Lookie!

The JIMINY title card art (digitally restored)

opening shot

opening medium shot

restored pan background

various book backgrounds - beautiful little set

Thursday, November 6, 2014

POOH: Heffalumps and Woozles!

Here are some digitally reconstructed b/g pieces from the HEFFALUMPS AND WOOZLES segment of THE MANY ADVENTURES OF WINNIE THE POOH.

I've always admired the style of the POOH backgrounds. Modern, detailed and cartooney. Enjoy!

 Here's a pan B/G with Pooh entering from the right...
 and some stylish abstract B/Gs -