Thursday, January 28, 2010
Most Walt Kelly fans know that he spent some time, early in his career, working at the Disney Studio in California as a storyboarder and such. His efforts there are fairly rare to find, but this batch gives an idea as to what he was up to. These pieces are for Minnehaha, about 1940, a film that didn't reach completion. The forest encampment panorama, directly below, is almost Okefenokeean in scope and flavor. Some artists are just born to go in certain directions.