Friday, October 26, 2007
From Rob Richards’s terrific animation background painting blog here are two scary settings: the wasteland near Madam Mim’s cottage and the setting for the Wizards Duel from The Sword in the Stone, and Maleficent's fortress in the Forbidden Mountains where the devoted Good Fairies fly to rescue Prince Phillip in Sleeping Beauty. The Disney background artists were the best in the business so these backgrounds (and the other Disney settings posted on Rob’s blog) are spectacular. But Rob also posts background paintings (painstakingly pieced together from the films themselves) from other great Golden Age cartoons including productions from Fleischer and Warner Bros. Be sure and visit Rob's fascinating blog here. And just in case you’re wondering if Madam Mim will make another appearance here before the month ends, let me put it this way: Beware!