Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Dodo Suggestions Model Sheet - May 1950

Today we have a very interesting model sheet, the Dodo Suggestions model sheet (550-8007).   What I like about the various 'suggestions' model sheets is their rough nature, a lot of the construction of the characters is still visible whereas a 'final' model sheet is generally taken directly from cleanup animation drawings.
What's interesting about this model sheet is the inclusion of one of the Tenniel illustrations.  I posted previously a series of stills that included Tenniel illustrations of the Gryphon and Mock Turtle, so the inclusion here is not without precedent, but still unusual.

Also, a word about model sheet numbers.  The code number dates the model sheet.  This sheet has code 550-8007, the 550 represents May of 1950.  The 8007 is some other internal numbering scheme, probably having to do with when the sheet was registered with the production staff, but that is unclear to me.

1 comment:

Major Pepperidge said...

I love the amazing quality of draftsmanship that Disney model sheets display; the drawings and character designs are so solid; it looks simple, but only because the artists were so darn good at what they did!

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