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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Prince John

Prince John as a tiger?
Milt Kahl considered this for the villain from "Robin Hood" at least momentarily,
as you can see in some of these early design sketches. 
But his brother King Richard "The Lion Hearted" obviously had to be portrayed as a lion, so the tiger idea was dropped.
Ollie Johnston of course animated this character. I remember Ollie talking often how much he enjoyed animating Prince John (as well as Sir Hiss), and he thought that Peter Ustinov for his voice was just great.

Here is a funny story Ollie told me about Milt Kahl and the issue of screen credit for "Robin Hood":
" Milt liked what I was doing with Prince John, he was very complementary about my animation. One morning he came into my office and said that I should get top billing this time within the "Directing Animators" credits. Milt usually got that honor,
because he designed all the characters. Milt was going to talk to management that afternoon. So I said OK thanks, and almost forgot about it. The next morning Milt stormed back into my office, this time with an agitated attitude. 'You know, I am the character designer around here and do all this extra work. I should get top billing on this film.'
I just said, that's fine by me, Milt, no problem. I later found out that he had discussed the credit issue with his wife the night before, and she wasn't  too happy about it."

There you have it, 1970ies politics at Disney.

That being said, I find all of these drawings just beautiful!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tinker Bell

Here is a little gallery of Tinker Bell roughs by Marc Davis. A few scans are from originals, others from photographic reproductions. 
I really enjoy studying some of these doodle sheets, where Marc is figuring out the character's structure and is dealing with drawing issues. Then again some of the scribbles look more like telephone doodles. 
He is definitely establishing that the top of Tink's head is a straight line and the back of her head is a curve. The combination of those two helps to make the drawing look solid.
To me Tinker Bell is perfection. Her character arc in the story is very strong. Because of her affection for Peter Pan she is jealous of Wendy, which gets her into trouble. But toward the end of the film she saves Peter's life as well as the other kids.
Her animation throughout is flawless. Occasionally based on live action reference,
Marc animated her beautifully. She always feels like a small figure, but the acting has great range and subtlety.
Marc said he really enjoyed the challenge of a mute character, where pantomime 
is the name of the game.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Home sweet Home.

So here it is in all its glory! It has been long awaited i know! I hope I don't disappoint! I bought the majority of the things you see for next to nothing at a a boot fair through out the summer. I know hate me for it ;)
Love you all! 

Boy With Balloons

thanks, κωκω!

Autumn Leaves, I love you...

Wearing: Topshop Necklace, Zara Jacket, Hollister jeans (so compfy!) Primark top, Ebay ring and Cuff, Acne Cypress boots.
I am now officially a Londoner! After a huge wardrobe haul on friday night all my three wardrobes have finally been moved into my one big wardrobe! I have some beautiful pictures of my room to show you!
These are taken just outside Regents Park where me and Jack spent a lovely relaxing sunday making the most of the sun! This has got to be one of my favourite autumn looks,  a cream jacket with gold detailing, apricot boots a silky top and compfy jeans!

What are your fav Autumn looks? 

P.s who new the boy is so good at styling my hair! The best I have ever seen it I think! Thank you baby, i love you!