Take, for example, the foxy Robin Hood in the somewhat derided 1973 film of the same name. In these superb early sketches by animator Ken Anderson, Robin is much cuter and younger-looking than the finished product, thanks to a longer nose and differently-proportioned body. Fellow artist Mitt Kahl stepped in and totally changed the character into an older, more swashbuckling outlaw. The nose itself went through several revisions. Too short and he was distractingly cute for a hero. Too long and he’d be too sneaky... you know, like a fox. It takes a lot of trial and error to create that perfect Disney look.
Photo by Disney Jan 8, 2013
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