Early Disney character designs – Captain ‘Clever’ Cleaver

Captain ‘Clever’ Cleaver was a humanoid toon who was a key character in the Gary K. Wolf novel, ‘Who Censored Roger Rabbit?‘  He was still in the early Disney scripts, but investigations by the police were a minor part of the final scripts and Cleaver disappeared.  He was in the proof-of-concept animation tests done at Disney and shown in the April 1983 airing of ‘Disney Studio Showcase‘ on the Disney Channel.               9 images follow