JOHN SMITH PRODUCTION DRAWING WALT DISNEY STUDIOS GRAPHITE & RED PENCILS ON PEG HOLE PAPER, 1995. Original production animation drawing of John Smith in graphite and red pencils from "Pocahontas, " 1995, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered J-17 lower right; Animation ladder upper right; Unframed. Pocahontas, look at me, I'd rather die tomorrow than live 100 years without knowing you. "Pocahontas" 1995 is an animated musical drama and the 33rd full length feature film produced by Walt Disney, and it was released on June 23, 1995 by Buena Vista Pictures. The film was loosely based on the life of the Native American woman Pocahontas and portrays a fictionalized historical encounter with the Englishman John Smith and the settlers of Jamestown.
The film was directed by Mike Gabriel and Eric Goldberg, musical score by Alan Menken, songs by Stephe Schwartz, and stars Irene Bedard as the voice of Pocahontas and Mel Gibson and the voice of John Smith. Supporting casts includes David Ogden Stiers, Russell Means, Christian Bale, Billy Connolly, and Linda Hunt. Pocahontas is the only Disney protagonist to be based on an actual historical figure, rather than a traditional fairy tole or folktale. She is also the only Disney Princess to have a tattoo, which is located around her right bicep.Pocahontas was designed by Glen Keane, who also served as lead animator, and the character was modeled after her Native American voice actress Irene Bedard (along with the historical Pocahontas as well as super models Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington). Judy Kuhn provided Pocahontas's singing voice. It is interesting to note that Bedard would go on to portray Pocahontas's mother in the New Line Cinema 2005 film, The New World. John Smith is one of the English explorers that was on Governor Ratcliffe's expedition to Virginia.
There he would meet and fall in love with Pocahontas. The character was loosely based on the actual historical figure of the same name, animated by John Pomeroy, and was voiced by Mel Gibson. This is great action oriented original production animation drawing of John Smith.
A large image, eyes and mouth open, and he is holding his musket. This would be a great addition to any animation art collection! Measurements: Size - John Smith: 7 1/4 x 9 3/4", Sheet 12 1/2 x 17". Condition: See pictures below of the actual drawing, which is in excellent overall condition, as shown by the pictures below! All items we sell are from a smoke-free/mold-free home/workplace and are in excellent condition unless otherwise noted.
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