Original production animation drawing of Milo Thatch in graphite pencil from "Atlantis: The Lost Empire," 2001, Walt Disney Studios; Signed in graphite pencil by John Pomeroy lower center; Numbered 51 lower right; Size - Milo Thatch: 9 x 7 1/2", Sheet 12 1/2 x 17"; Unframed.
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"I will find Atlantis on my own, even if I have to rent a rowboat!" - Milo James Thatch
"Atlantis: The Lost Empire," 2001 is an animated science fantasy action adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was the first science fiction feature film created by Disney and the 41st film overall. The story is set in 1914 and tells the story of a young man named Milo Thatch who gains possession of a sacred book that he believes will guide him, and a crew of mercenaries, to the lost city of Atlantis. The film was inspired by the works of Jules Verne and was notable for adopting the distinctive visual style of comic book creator Mike Mignola. It was directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise, produced by Don Hahn, and written by Tab Murphy. "Atlantis" features an ensemble voice cast including: Michael J. Fox, Cree Summer, James Garner, Leonard Nimoy, Don Novello, Phil Morris, Claudia Christian, Jacqueline Obradors, and Jim Varney.
Close up of the signed John Pomperoy original production animation drawing of Milo Thatch.
Milo James Thatch is a linguist and cartographer working at the Smithsonian Museum. He was recruited to decipher "The Shepherd's Journal," while directing an expedition to the lost city of Atlantis. The American actor Michael J. Fox provided the voice for Milo. In the film, Milo's complaint about how much he does not like carrots, after puking over the ship that was used to launch the "Ulysses," was ad-libbed by Fox. It is notable that Fox is allergic to carrots.
John Foster Pomeroy (b. 1951) is an American animator, producer, and screenwriter. He has worked for several studios including The Walt Disney Company and Sullivan Bluth Studios. In "Atlantis: The Lost Empire," Pomeroy was the supervising animator for Milo and was challenged to try and determine how a linguist would look. According to Marc Okrand, who developed the Atlantean language used in the film, Pomeroy used him as the basis for the character design of Milo.
Close up of the production number.
This is a very nice three quarters image of the main character in "Atlantis," Milo James Thatch. He is eyes and mouth open, and both of his hands are out gesturing in front of him. He is peering over top of his eyeglasses, and the drawing is hand signed by Walt Disney supervising animator John Pomeroy. A great piece of animation artwork, perfect for any collection!