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

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Emperor's New Groove's Characters That Never Made

The Emperor's New Groove had many story changes and versions and many characters were created and designed but never made into the final film.  These are a few of the model sheets I did of characters that never made.  They were all designed by Joe Moshier and I just did the model sheets.  They were really fun characters to draw and the one in the middle was going to have Adam West (TV Batman)  as the voice and it could had been great but it was dropped when the story version that had him changed.

A Nova Onda do Imperador teve varias mudancas e versoes e muitos personagens foram criados  para logo mais serem rejeitados e acabaram nao aparecendo na versao final.  Aqui estao alguns model sheets com personagens que acabaram cortados.  Eles foram todos criados por Joe Moshier e eu somente fiz os model sheets.  Eles eram bem legais de desenhar e o personagem do meio ia ter a voz de Adam West da antiga serie Batman da tv mas foi cortado quando uma nova versao foi escrita.
The jaguars above were kept and made into the final version.  Again, designed by Joe and I just did the poses and model sheets.

Os jagares acima foram mantidos e aparecem na versao final.  Foram criados por Joe e eu somente criei as poses e fiz os model sheets.
The character above was  named Nina and she was in one of the story versions.  She was going to be a love interest to Kuzko and there were great ideas of Kuzko as a lama hitting on her and I think it could have been really funny.  I was going to supervise her but it was dropped when the story changed again.  I did one animation test with her and I should have it somewhere in my reel.

 A personagem acima era chamada de Nina e fazia parte de uma das versoes.  Ela iria ser uma garota pela qual Kuzko iria se apaixonar e dar em cima.  Havia grandes e divertidas ideias com o Kuzko, transformado em lhama, dando em cima dela e sempre apanhando e acho que poderia ter sido bem engracado.  Eu iria supervisionar a animacao dela mas foi cortada quando uma nova versao foi escrita.  Eu animaei um teste com a personagem e devo ter em um dos meus reels.