Description (from Howard
The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
original production animation drawing
pencil on untrimmed animation sheet, image size: 7.5" x 6"

This expressive rough animation drawing of the villain Ratigan was created by Disney animator Phil Nibbelink in development of a scene in the animated feature. It is an animatorís extreme drawing with grids drawn at right. Ratigan is clearly pleased with himself.

Mr. Nibbelink was an animator for Disney on this film, The Fox and the Hound (1981), The Black Cauldron (1985), and Oliver & Company (1988). He was a directing animator for Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), before leaving Disney to animate and direct at other studios.

The artist signed his drawing below the image and wrote the circled number "R-47" at lower right to indicate this original's place in the scene. Our certificate of authenticity is included.

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