In the background

After watching The Jungle Book for the millionth time with my kids, there’s only so much entertainment left that can be squeezed out of Baloo and King Louie’s jive. So, not surprisingly, my eye has been drawn to the backgrounds meant to serve as stage settings to the foreground hijinks. More than once I’ve been struck by how gorgeous those backgrounds are. The backgrounds to Lady and the Tramp and 101 Dalmatians are spectacular.

Wouldn’t it be nice, I thought, if only one could get those backgrounds scrubbed of all those offending major and minor characters? Leave it to the web. More specifically, to Bob Richards. His site, Animation Backgrounds is something to see. Go see it.

[Via Urlesque]