Friday, April 18, 2008
What’s My (Wonderfully Drawn) Line?
One of the many (at least 101) joys of Walt Disney’s One Hundred and One Dalmatians is the sharply designed cast of characters, and that extends to the spoof of the popular TV panel show What’s My Line? enjoyed by the Badun brothers in the film. Due in large part to the skilled and only recently celebrated character designer Tom Oreb, What’s My Crime? (as the Dalmatians parody is entitled) features a wonderfully caricatured moderator, panel and contestant. Also pictured here (as published with the groundbreaking article about Oreb by Amid Amidi in his excellent Animation Blast magazine) is a Tom Oreb model sheet of the What’s My Crime? challenger, Percival Fauncewater, or as he is known to the Baduns, Meathead.