Friday, February 29, 2008

Film Art: If She Doesn't Scare You ...

From the arcives of Alice Estes Davis, early color model cels of Cruella DeVil by legendary Disney animator Marc Davis (click on image for larger view).

Created during his development of the iconic character for 101 Dalmatians, Davis was the only artist to work exclusively on Cruella throughout the entire film, a first for animation at the Walt Disney Studios (it is now common practice for there to be one supervising animator for each main character). Davis was known for his female characters, most notably (in addition to Cruella, of course) Peter Pan's Tinker Bell and Sleeping Beauty's Maleficent.

101 Dalmatians makes its Platinum Edition DVD debut this Tuesday. Click here to pre-orderfrom

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