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Saturday, January 10, 2009

"Ferdinand the Bull" (1938) [1 of 2] - Cel, Background and Pencils

This was an interesting set that I picked up. The cels of Ferdinand and flowers on a Production Background and two pencils that show the same scene.
Ferdinand Cels on Production Background

Photoshop Combination of the Two Pencils

When I first posted this (again, I'm doing some re-grouping), Hans Perk wrote me:

It is indeed rare to have the drawings to the cell setup. In this case, the animation of Ferdinand is according to the draft attributed to the very Milt Kahl you mention as Ferdinand's voice. The initials on the clean-up are HK, which maybe could be Hal King, who was born June 5th., 1913, started work at Disney July 20th., 1936, worked most of his life as animator, retired August 28th., 1973 and passed away in Laguna Beach at the age of 73 on October 28th., 1986. I believe I read somewhere that Pete Docter is working on a book about him, which is high time.

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From “Ferdinand the Bull” (1938). Cel of Ferdinand mounted on a production background and also includes the identical pencil sketch of Ferdinand and the flowers. In this image, Ferdinand has his nose up and there is an image of the flowers below. A film directed by Dick Rickard. [Image: 10 7/16"W x 9-3/8"H] Acquired 1997. Cel SeqID-0268.
Seller’s comments: I’ve seen only one other example in which there is a 100% match between the pencil sketches and the cel.

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