Art of Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron


Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is an animation movie produced by DreamWorks Animation and directed by Kelly Asbury and Lorna Cook in 2002. Writer John Fusco, best known for his work in the Western and Native American genres, was hired by DreamWorks to create an original screenplay based on an idea by Jeffrey Katzenberg. The pictures on this page are a collection of artworks created for this movie.


In the 19th-century American West, a young Kiger Mustang colt, Spirit, is born to a herd of horses. Spirit soon grows into a stallion and assumes the role of leader of the herd, whose duty is to keep the herd safe. Spirit is a courageous leader but has great curiosity. Spotting a strange light one night not far from his herd, the stallion is intrigued and investigates. He finds restrained, docile horses and their human wranglers sleeping around a campfire. They wake up, and seeing him as a magnificent specimen, chase and capture him, taking him to a US cavalry post..