Art · Disney

Robin Hood Concept Art

Aloha my wonderful merfolk!

The animated Disney films we see in the cinema do not start out looking like that. Stories change and characters go through many evolution’s. One of my favourite things, is seeing all of the original concept art created by the Disney animators. I love art and wish I had the time to do it for myself more often. I always have so many ideas in my head and never get to carry them out. So, looking at other peoples art and concept art, makes me happy.

Today, I thought I would share some of the wonderful concept art created for Robin Hood!

16. Robin Hood

This first bunch of concept pieces were featured on the Most Wanted Special Edition DVD that was released in 2006. Some of these are absolutely beautiful.

This next set of concept art sketches are by Ken Anderson. He was an art director and writer at Walt Disney Animation for 44 years, working on films like Snow White, Alice in Wonderland and 101 Dalmatians. Out of these drawings I particularly love Sir Hiss and Robin as the Stork Archer.


Here are some more sketches by the wonderfully talented Ken Anderson.

Ken Anderson’s original concept sketches of Robin showed him young with a hat too big for his head and a long nose.

Milt Kahl was another artist who created concept sketches for Robin Hood. Kahl was one of Disney’s original Nine Old Men. Credit for the below sketches goes here and here.

I’m not sure who the artist was for the following sketches, but they show poor Sir Hiss being picked on by Prince John. I found this concept art here.

Which was your favourite piece of concept art?

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