Banjo the Woodpile Cat - Painted background with cel set-up, Sequence 004, Scene 10
Bluth, Don--1937 -
Cats -- Fiction -- Juvenile films.
Banjo the Woodpile Cat, the story about a kitten who wanders away from home, was based in part on the Bluth's farm in Utah. The family actually had a cat living in a woodpile near the house. One day, they noticed that the cat was gone, but after several weeks, it came home and stayed. Bluth and his brothers, intrigued about what might have happened to him during his time away, made up a story about his adventures in the big city. The story had a positive family message about running away to "find the good times", only to find that the "best times" are at home with the love of your family.
Painted background, gouache on board, with cel overlay of Banjo and his sisters, Emily and Jean, about to fall off the roof of the chicken coop. This scene takes place early in the film, and it is this incident that gets Banjo in trouble, prompting him to run away.
Sequence 004, Scene 10
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Painted background with cel overlay
10 3/4 x 13 1/4 inches
Gouache on board, acrylic on acetate
The Don Bluth Collection of Animation, MS 007, Jen Library Archives and Special Collections, the Savannah College of Art and Design.
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