Friday, November 25, 2005
Worth a thousand words, right? Yeah, I figured this image was better than many of the stories I could write about it. Yes, it's the actual stuffed head (or heads) of a two-headed calf, and yes, I took the photo myself.
The story behind it is this: Way back when I was at Disney, a fellow story artist (Nathan Greno - a brilliant guy) was working on the Western, "Sweating Bullets" (which later was re-written and changed to Disney's last traditionally animated film, "Home on the Range"). Anyway, he wanted some western-themed inspiration to hang in his office. It turned out that he had a friend whose dad had a farm where a two headed calf was born. (Some people have all the connections, right?) Well, the calf didn't live long and he farmer thought it was such a curiosity that he had it mounted for the rest of us to enjoy. So, there you have it.