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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Prod. 2138 - The Sword in the Stone  - Seq. .007 - "Kitchen Battle" (II)

Self-proclaimed genius Milt Kahl animated the balance of this sequence!

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Anonymous aaron says...

"Self proclaimed"? Really? I knew he thought he was the best, but did he really call himself a "genius"? I hope that's true.

Monday, January 26, 2009 at 1:37:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Hans Perk says...

Ok, this is semantics. You are being literal. I use the word "genius" as synonym for all the things I have heard Milt describe himself as, while describing most others as "lazy bastards." He not only THOUGHT he was the best, he said it very clearly and well documentedly! I especially loved seeing him in the great two-part Thames-TV documentary from the mid-70's! To me "genius" was the most correct descriptive, but I may change this if I find a better word.

My old mentor Børge Ring remembers Dave Hand telling him that he thought Milt's work was "erratic," meaning anywhere between bland and brilliant. Since Hand's days though, Milt has proven himself to be the ultimate draftsman, though I do agree with the thought that he at times sacrificed feelings and storytelling for a beautiful drawing. But who does not love looking at Milt's roughs? Thus, I am not going to discuss this, so there...

Monday, January 26, 2009 at 2:19:00 PM PST  

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