Sunday, July 3, 2016

Original Production Animation Cel of Horace Badun from "One Hundred and One Dalmatians," 1961

Original hand painted production animation cel of Horace Badun from "101 Dalmatians," 1961, Walt Disney Studios; With production numbers lower right; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Horace Badun: 7 1/2" x 6 1/2", Cel: 12 1/2 x 16", Image: 11" x 16"; Unframed.

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“You idiots! You... You fools! Oh, you imbeciles!”
―Cruella to Jasper and Horace

"One Hundred and One Dalmatians" ("101 Dalmatians"), is a 1961 full length animated feature film by Walt Disney Productions. It was adapted from Dodie Smith's 1956 novel of the same name. It stars Rod Taylor as the voice of Pongo and Cate Bauer as the voice of Perdita; with Betty Lou Gerson as the voice of the evil and villainous Cruella de Vil. The animation of all the characters from the film was quite extraordinary. The animators responsible for the villains were Marc Davis who animated Cruella De Vil, and John Lounsbery who animated both Horace and Jasper Badun.

Close up of the Horace Badun original production animation cel.

From former Walt Disney animator Andreas Deja:
"Cruella De Vil's henchmen Jasper and Horace were principally animated by John Lounsbery (and beautifully so), but their final design was created by Milt Kahl based on story man Bill Peet's rough character concepts. These two second rate criminals share a fairly low IQ, but in appearance they form a fun, strong contrasting duo. Jasper is tall, thin and gangly, Horace is tubby, short and  roly-poly. Some of their scenes were based on live action reference, but the animation never looks rotoscoped or floaty."

Full original production animation cel of Horace Badun.

Frederick Worlock provided the voice for both Horace and Inspector Craven, while J. Pat O'Malley provided the voice for both Jasper and the Colonel. O'Malley had a long history with voice work for Disney: he was the Cockney guy in the "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" sequence in "Mary Poppins," 1964, Cyril Proudbottom, Winkie, and a policeman in "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad," 1949, Colonel Hathi and Buzzie in "The Jungle Book," 1967, all the character voices in the "The Walrus and the Carpenter" segment (besides Alice), including Tweedledum and Tweedledee from "Alice In Wonderland," 1951.

Close up of the production numbers.

This cel was used to create the scene when Horace Badun and Jasper Badun, Cruella's two hired henchman, sneak into Roger and Anita's house; by attempting to pass themselves as repairmen from the Electric Company. Nanny refuses to let them in since Roger and Anita are out walking Pongo and Perdita; but the two force themselves through the front door. Jaspar keeps Nanny upstairs in an attic room, while downstairs Horace steals the puppies. This cel was used to make the sequence when Nanny opens the front door, and are greeted by the evil duo. This is a great cel of Horace tipping his hat, while holding the large suitcase in his other hand, and trying to look as innocent as possible; all the while trying to get inside the house to steal the dalmatian puppies for the evil Cruella.