Ward Kimball’s Ludwig Von Drake Thumbnails

Animator Andreas Deja on Ward Kimball’s prep work for animating a scene of Ludwig Von Drake in 1961:

It is amazing to see how detailed and thorough Kimball’s thumbnails were, Those are all the key drawings necessary…just add inbetweens. He went straight ahead and figured the complete scene out on one 16 field sheet of animation paper.

Open the full post here to see the full image of Kimball’s thumbnails:

Open the image in another tab to take a close look at the tiny Ludwig thumbnails:

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Here is the finished scene: