Friday, March 30, 2012

Mega "Lady and the Tramp"

The climax to 1955's Lady and the Tramp, rendered in pencil by Disney veteran Ed Aardal, brought to us by Mega Collector ...

Ed had a long career at Walt Disney Productions, and a long career after WDP. He was laid off after Lady and the Tramp, and he told Mr. Mega an amusing story about the layoff when Ed and Mega worked together in the mid '70s. In Mega's words:

Ed was the sweetest, gentlest, most kind-hearted guy. And very generous with his knowledge. He took me under his win when I was lucky enough to work with him in 1976 ...

This was when Ed Told Mega the story up above. (If it's not there yet, it will arrive shortly.)


Anonymous said...

God, look at the draftsmanship in that drawing. What a delight to the eye. That kind of character rendering has a kind of beauty that CGI will never match.

Anonymous said...

I agree. A magnificent drawing. I can't imagine what the entire scene looks like. What a pleasure to see. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

No...CG could do it a whole lot better. Nice cartoon drawing, though.

Anonymous said...

3d could NEVER match that.
No way.
Could it make it look more like areal horse? Surrre. Could they render the vapor coming from the horse's nostrils and the sweat on his flanks?
Could they show you the individual hairs growing off the man's lip or the stain on his collar from the jam he ate with his wife that morning?
But could 3d show the power of the animal in a few small delicate strokes and the bend in the cart's weight that would never actually happen that way but somehow feels right? Ummm.
3D was created to hide what the artists of today can not do any more.
Hell, even Glen Keane has retired.
Feature animation is dead.
But God it was beautiful.

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