Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas Feliz Natal

I did not do a Christmas card this year so I decided to post a couple I did while at Disney during the productions of  the Emperor's New Groove and Home on the range.

Eu nao fiz um novo cartao de Natal esse ano entao resolvi postar dois cartoes antigos que fiz quando estava trabalhando  na Nova Onda do Imperador e Nem Que a Vaca Tussa.

Merry Christmas and a happy and "animated" New Year to all of you.

Um feliz Natal e um feliz e "animado" Ano Novo para todos voces.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

What a Bull

One of my all time favorites animated characters in a Disney film is the Bulldog from Lady and the Tramp.  It was the work of master animator John Lounsbery, who was also in charge of doing the great Italian duo, the cook and Joe, the proprietor of the Italian Restaurant.

You all know that I am a big Milt Kahl fan but in Lady and the Tramp, the bulldog steals the show for me in terms of animation.
First of all, it's a very complex design to draw and to animate with appeal and a lesser animator would have trouble to keep him well drawn and consistent.  Lounsbery not only animated him perfectly but kept every drawing in every frame beautiful. 
The dialogue is specially good and the scene where he sings alongside the other dogs in the pound is superb.
Below are a few great rough drawings from one scene.  The quality is not the best as they are copies of copies but still good to study them.

Below are some key cleaned up drawings from a great scene where he scratches himself as he talks.

I never heard or read anywhere but I am sure that Milt kahl must have approved Lounsbery's work on the bulldog.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Internal News Disney Style

The way we got internal news at Disney in the 90's was through a newsletter called The Twilight Bark, a name taken from the 101 Dalmatians movie.  It was a weekly publication and it was great fun to get it and to read about all the production news and upcoming lectures and events.

It was cancelled while I was still there.  First they change it's name to just Weekly News or something like that and after a while it was cancelled all together.

When I return to Disney for The Princess and the Frog, we had the news digitally on line and it was nice too, but I always missed getting the late paper The Twilight Bark newsletter.

Bellow are some random pages of some issues of the bark so you can have an idea of how we would receive the news of Feature Animation.

O jeito que recebiamos noticias internas na Disney dos anos 90 era atraves do jornalzinho semanal The Twilight Bark.  O nome foi pego do filme 101 Dalmatas.  Era muito legal receber o jornalzinho toda semana e ler sobre as producoes e as palestras e eventos.
O jornalzinho foi cancelado enquanto eu ainda estava la.  Primeiro mudaram o nome e depois de algum tempo cancelaram totalmente.
Quando eu retornei a Disney para trabalhar na Princesa e o Sapo, as noticias internas estavam on line, o que era legal, mas sempre senti falta do jornalzinho de papel.
Abaixo estao algumas paginas de alguns exemplares do Bark pra voces terem uma ideia de como eram dadas as noticias internas na Disney Feature Animation.

Friday, November 25, 2011