And the transformation is complete. I think I drew the characters a little happier than I had intended. Ah well.

I’ve been looking at art from Don Bluth’s seminal film The Secret of NIMH recently. It’s a great film and was one of my favorites as a kid. It has character designs are simple but expressive. It’s also rather striking how similar Mrs. Brisby’s facial construction is to that of Mickey Mouse. It’s probably not so surprising given that the crew who worked on it was composed of ex-Disney animators. There are a lot of cartoon characters, though, that are based on that based on that basic Mickey Mouse design. They just change the ears and the fur to add some variety.