Saturday, February 19, 2011


Here are two different treatments of the same street from THE THREE CABALLEROS. The first (like a pop-up book) is very cartoonish. The second is more like a chalk drawing.

Theoretically, they could have used one B/G and zoomed in for a close-up. instead, two B/Gs were painted and the textures are quite different.

This is intriguing to me. How about you?

LILO AND STITCH Pan Background

Here I've recreated an entire pan B/G, and you'll recognize the far left and right elements from yesterday's post.

Don't forget to click on it to see the larger version.

Ain't technology grand??!!!


Hello, friends. And I mean that.

In the years since I started this blog, I've made real friends around the world.

The time has come for a hiatus. Possibly permanent.

It takes an incredible amount of time to digitally restore these backgrounds. I've loved every minute!

But, my life is in a state of evolving and transition, and I need to focus on that.

I'm going to leave the blog online for your reference. And mine too!

Thanks for your support and encouragement over the years. Over TWO MILLION people have visited this blog.

Amazing. It's a tribute to the artistry of the talented people in the animation industry.

For the moment... that's all, folks.

Thanks again for your interest!


Rob Richards


It's been a while since we've taken a look at backgrounds from SLEEPING BEAUTY. Here are two typically lavish pieces.




Obito Uchiha

An UCHIHA child with the power of SHARINGAN. But in try to save hatake kakashi he gets his half body crushed and than gives his one eye sharingan to Kakashi Hatake,to make him an very great ninja warrior.he died to save his friend and even gave the power of sharingan to him.

Shikamaru Nara

Shikamaru Nara is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto. In the anime and manga, Shikamaru is a ninja affiliated with the village of Konohagakure. He is a member of Team 10, a group of ninja consisting of himself, Choji Akimichi, Ino Yamanaka, and team leader Asuma Sarutobi. Shikamaru is portrayed as a lazy character, unwilling to apply his prodigious intelligence;but in real when he is at work u shld consider it done.he is the one smartestly brilliant one.

PECOS BILL (Melody Time)

PECOS BILL combined great elements: country music, the Old West and Disney's cartoon style.

The first image (above) is a digitally created pan.

The desert landscapes are amazing. Here, early morning skies ablaze with pink, and the blue skies that follow:

Of course there's an old west town, seen from afar, and on Main Street too:

Disney even shows us the creation of the painted desert!

You can almost feel the heat of the desert sun in these B/Gs:

And finally, in a completely different style, this nifty spotlight B/G (a recurring motif in Disney's 40s films):

THREE LITTLE BOPS (Warners, 1957)

The background art is credited to Irv Wyner.

Courtesy of YouTube, here's the complete cartoon!

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