“I remember hearing Milt Kahl lecture about animation one time, and he said that one of the real challenges for him was animating weightlessness. Animating a character who is sort of floating in mid-air. Not flying, but just sort of floating. It’s details like that that we in the audience are not supposed to think about, of course we shouldn’t. We’re involved in the story.” - Leonard Maltin, film critic and historian
Look at this rad book I found in my apartment complex’s basement!
It’s called “UFO” by Milt Machlin with Tim Beckley. It promises: “Government and private sources report on fascinating phenomena of UFOs with facts, interviews, explanations and evaluations of sightings from biblical times to the present.”
Always inspired by Milt Kahl’s animation. Nobody designed, drew and turned forms with a 2D graphic feel and 3D structural integrity like Milt.
And his drawings ooze personality with precision, like no other animator ever.
I treasure all these xeroxes I have of classic scenes…
“There’s a section where he [Tramp] is imitating the humans, and he changes from a realistically drawn-dog into this wonderful caricature that’s part dog, part human. It just is a magical, magical sequence the way he [Milt Kahl] exaggerates the animation and pulls it back. Great control yet great letting go.” - John Canemaker, animation historian