10 Beautiful Disney Pencil Animations

It’s rare to see 2D, by hand big budget animated films these days, but it’s hard to argue that they still hold a very captivating sort of magic to them, part of it thanks to the nostalgia factor working overtime when we encounter something reminding us of our childhood.

Like these pencil test drawings for Disney films like Beauty and the Beast, Robin Hood, Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. Besides being gorgeous to look at, they pinch at your heart a little bit because of the reasons mentioned above.

Belle & Beast

Robin Hood, Milt Kahl

Peter Pan, Milt Kahl

Ariel (The Little Mermaid), Glen Keane

Jasmine (Aladdin), Mark Henn

Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty), Marc Davis

The Princess and the Frog

Shere Khan (The Jungle Book), Milt Kahl

101 Dalmatians

Rapunzel, Glen Keane


For some more awesome GIF action, here is one of my favorite posts – Comic Book Covers Coming to Life