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    Bambi Deer Movement Model Sheet Drawings by Rico LeBron Group of 2 (Walt Disney, 1942). In the Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston book Walt Disney' s Bambi - The Story and the Film, they write on page 138, "By April there was nearly 20 minutes of footage ready for a viewing. Pierce did not want to run it for Walt until he had tested it first with some less crucial critics and he had a chance to correct any confusing sections. He brought in Rico LeBron, probably the greatest draftsman of animals in the country. Rico LeBron had been hired by Walt to help the eager, young crew of animators learn how to draw four-footed creatures both small and large. His knowledge was enormous, his taste and judgment impeccable, and his enthusiasm contagious." His extensive model sheet type drawings showcasing deer anatomy and movement structure were printed and put into style guides. This is a rare lot of two original Rico LeBron deer character movement instruction sheets. The instruction notes included "Deer stepping over log -- note extreme spread between rear legs, made possible by the pivot in the left hip, throwing the left knee to the side." Art is in graphite on 5-peghole 16 field animation paper. One is for stepping over a log, while the other is done to instruct a "cautious walk." These are very important pieces of studio history for the making of this film. Minor handling and edge wear. Good condition. From the Cecil Beard Archives.

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