Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Hello, friends. And I mean that.

In the years since I started this blog, I've made real friends around the world.

The time has come for a hiatus. Possibly permanent.

It takes an incredible amount of time to digitally restore these backgrounds. I've loved every minute!

But, my life is in a state of evolving and transition, and I need to focus on that.

I'm going to leave the blog online for your reference. And mine too!

Thanks for your support and encouragement over the years. Over TWO MILLION people have visited this blog.

Amazing. It's a tribute to the artistry of the talented people in the animation industry.

For the moment... that's all, folks.

Thanks again for your interest!


Rob Richards

Sunday, September 26, 2010


Here's background art from TO BEEP OR NOT TO BEEP , a Warner Brothers classic from 1963!

Friday, September 24, 2010


a digitally re-assembled pan B/G of NYC:

Monday, September 6, 2010

BAMBI Winter Pan B/G

The complete re-assembled pan B/G:

Left side detail:

Right side detail:


Here's a gorgeous digitally reconstructed pan B/G fro BAMBI:

Left side detail:

Right side detail:

Here's more, single frame size, very lovely:

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

BABES IN THE WOODS (Disney, 1932)

Here is a huge re-constructed pan B/G:

Left side:

Right side:

Now, for viewing even greater detail, I've broken the B/G into four quadrants:

Here is another re-constructed pan shot:

Left side detail:

Middle detail:

Upper right detail:

The gnomes' homes - re-constructed B/G:

The witch's candy house re-constructed pan B/G:

The witch's candy house and nearby land, re-constructed pan B/G:

And finally, a closer look at the delicious candy house doorway!

Gorgeous artwork!