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.


Monday, February 14, 2011

Jenny and Peter take a trip

Jenny introduces Peter to Mr. Grimms, an old man who is always good for a dish of milk.

While Mr. Grimms wolud love Jenny to stay and keep him company, Jenny wants wants to find her family. Peter, who can read, locates a ship bound for the Alaskan gold fields where Jennys family are from.

Jenny has learned that to remain on board a cat has to earn it's keepAnd the ship's cook is a cat's best friend.


  1. this really reminds me of Edward Ardizzone's work. Really gorgeous and filled with movement.

  2. Ed, I don't remember ever seeing Vance's work on "The Abandoned". Wonderful as always...

  3. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing these! It was fun to work with you all on The Abandoned and it is
    awesome to see Vance's paintings again.