WALT DISNEY STUDIO
Peter Pan (1953)
original production animation drawing
red and black pencil on untrimmed animation sheet, image size: 8.25" x 5.25"
This original rough animation drawing of Captain Hook was created by a Disney animator in development of a scene in Walt Disney's animated feature of J.M. Barrie's classic story. Wolfgang Reitherman, one of Walt Disney's master animators known as his Nine Old Men, supervised the animation of Captain Hook in this scene set in Skull Rock, and the red pencil underdrawing is certainly his work. After Peter Pan has impersonated the Captain and ordered Mr. Smee "to release the Princess and take her back to her people," Hook spies his first mate rowing away and asks: "And just what do you think you are doing, Mr. Smee?" Much of Captain Hook's personality is expressed in this single drawing.
The animator wrote the designation "201" at lower right to indicate this original's place in the scene; anticipating Hook's next scene the animator boxed in the upper body and wrote "Finish" at the right.