Kandu / Song of the Ice Whale
Bluth, Don--1937 -
The studio planned animated features with the theme of whales on two separate occasions. The collection contains drawings, photographs, photocopies, cels, character designs, environments, and other items used in developing the both The Song of the Ice Whale and The Little Blue Whale. Reminiscent of the Little Blue Whale, the concept they worked on with Robert Towne, The Song of the Ice Whale was based on the incident in the arctic when, in 1989, three gray whales were caught in the rapidly forming ice at Point Barrow, Alaska. Countries around the world spent millions of dollars and worked together to free the whales before they perished. Unfortunately, the feature never got much past the planning stage.
This series of drawings and photocopies are part of the planning process for Kandu, also called Song of the Ice Whale. The materials are in various sizes and media, but contain the designation P.S. and a number. The drawings and photocopies contain ideas for environments, actions, props, and characters for the film. The drawings are in various media, including pencil on paper, ink on paper, and photocopies.
P.S. 2 through P.S. 152
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Various types of works on paper
The Don Bluth Collection of Animation, Jen Library Archives and Special Collections, the Savannah College of Art and Design.
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