Tuesday, February 24, 2009


First, sorry for the lack of updates, my computer recently broke down and I'm in the process of finding a new one which will meet my needs so unfortunately I haven't been able to scan any new material.

Now, during my regular stops, reading blogs I came to thinking about the restoration of the LAUGH-O-GRAM studio in Kansas City. I tried to log onto the THANK YOU WALT website and found that it appears to be gone.

Does anybody know what has happened to the project? I was really excited about it, the last I heard back in January 2008 I think was that work was about to begin.

Monday, February 2, 2009


Like so many other animation and Disney enthusiasts, I love both BAMBI and PINOCCHIO, they represent animation art at its finest. Don't get me wrong there are many fine animated films, but of the early features they are my favorite.

Unfortunately Disney had to produce a sequel to BAMBI, fortunately for me, I worked on it as a layout artist and had a chance to see some very hi-res scans of the original backgrounds and layouts.

What is so amazing is the beauty of the artwork, the layout and background artists really did their best to capture that dreamy feel of the Tyrus Wong concepts. Here are a few pieces that really impressed me.