Posts tagged: Don Bluth

Animation Backgrounds

Looking back over some animation backgrounds that I painted long ago, and thought I’d share them here. The top image is from Disney’s Pocahontas.

This is from a Don Bluth film, “Thumbelina”. The film itself has many shortcomings, yet contains some beautiful artwork. I cut my teeth as a background painter on this film.


This is by far the most “famous” background that I painted while at Disney. It was a beautiful moment between father and daughter in the story as well as a pretty picture (MULAN).

This scene was featured in promotional spreads in TIME magazine, and newspapers around the world. Disney also used it for reproduction cels.