Anyone who worked at Disney Feature Animation over the past forty years knew who Vance Gerry was. Very few actually got to see his work before it was shipped off to the archives.

Fortunately, the geek in me started making copies of his work and instead of sitting in a folder in my personal archive I want to share these drawings with as many people as possible. If you look long enough at these drawings and paintings you will be able to see the kind, funny, humble and generous man that was Vance Gerry.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What if you were a cat?

For about a year Vance, Burny Mattinson, Joe Grant and I worked on a Paul Gallico story called "The Abandoned" about a young boy who turns into a cat. I supposed we could have worked on a story called "Fat Chance Of Being Produced", or "Never To Be Released" but we worked on this one and of course it was abandoned. Vance did many drawings and paintings for "The Abandoned" and I have copies of almost all of them. So, welcome to "The Abandoned" it's going to take some time to post all of them.


  1. Thanks for sharing those. I was EXTREMELY curious about this project.

  2. Hello, my name is Antoine Clarisse, the webmaster of The Art of Disney Animation blog. I would like to post an article about this movie on my blog, if you agree I'd like to illustrate drawings of Vance Gerry you posted. I also have a little more information about this film when it has been abandoned, what was your work top, etc.? Thank you for all these treasures!

  3. My email if you want to join me : antoineclarisse@numericable.fr

  4. Hello, my name is Pam Gerry, we are not sure if Vance and my husband are related in any way, would be exciting to find out.We have enjoyed Vances work through out the years. Please contact us of you have any information on his family history.our email is keger2001@gmail.com