Sunday, February 20, 2011

BEN AND ME (1953)


BEN AND ME is one of Disney's little masterpieces.

First, watch the film, in two parts, here:




Now, the first installment of background art:







I couldn't digitally eliminate all the sleeping mice, but the beauty of this B/G demanded its inclusion:

And here's a close-up of Amos mouse's bed, with blanket cel overlay:

Ben Franklin's lab. I believe the wooden object that looks like an electric chair is actually Ben's printing press.

Here's a huge, expansive, digitally re-assembled pan background of Ben's lab:



This pan B/G begins with a fade-in and a pan. I included the entire left side of the artwork. I matched it as best I could without spending hours repainting the entire thing! Lovely, colonial Philadelphia!

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