Friday, December 30, 2011

Week 22 - The Princess and the Frog

The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated musical family film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, inspired in part by E. D. Baker's novel The Frog Princess, which was in turn inspired by the Grimm brothers' fairy tale "The Frog Prince". The film opened in limited release in New York and Los Angeles on November 25, 2009, and in wide release by Walt Disney Pictures on December 11, 2009. It is the 49th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics line and the first of these films to be traditionally animated since 2004's Home on the Range. The film was directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, directors of The Great Mouse Detective, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, and Treasure Planet, with songs and score composed by Randy Newman.The Princess and the Frog, which began production under the working title The Frog Princess, is an American fairy tale, a Broadway-style musical set in, and around New Orleans, Louisiana at the height of the Roaring Twenties.

I have to admit, I really was a little skeptical before this movie came out- just because I didn't think it looked that interesting. I thought that setting a fairy-tale in a roaring twenties New Orleans was a dumb idea. Well you should have seen how fast I changed my mind. The animation  in this movie is gorgeous- especially the voodoo scene in the beginning of the film. I've been watching this movie nonstop since it came to Netflix, and then my dvd ever since they took it off. For that reason I put a lot of effort in this one, and I love how it turned out. Keep in mind, it IS only a sketch, but I still think it looks awesome!

The Princess and the Frog © Walt Disney Pictures
Artwork © CircuitGirl

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Week 21 - A Bug's Life

A Bug's Life is a 1998 American computer animated adventure comedy film produced by Pixar and released by Walt Disney Pictures in the United States on November 25, 1998. Directed by John Lasseter, the film is the second Disney-Pixar feature film after Toy Story, and the third American computer-animated film after Toy Story and DreamWorks' Antz. Based on Akira Kurosawa's film Seven Samurai, and Aesop's fable "The Ant and the Grasshopper", it tells the tale of an oddball individualist inventor ant named Flik who hires what he thinks are "warrior bugs" — actually circus performers — to fight off a small band of grasshoppers who have made the ant colony their servants. The film received critical acclaim and was a box office success.

I love this one! I think I did a great job on the title, and I'm definitely getting better at each Disney style- each artist's style, that is. I'll really try to get next week's done on time- it's The Princess and the Frog!

A Bug's Life © Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios
Artwork © CircuitGirl

Week 20 - Dumbo

Dumbo is a 1941 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released on October 23, 1941, by RKO Radio Pictures. The fourth film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, Dumbo is based upon the storyline written by Helen Aberson and illustrated by Harold Pearl for the prototype of a novelty toy ("Roll-a-Book"). The main character is Jumbo Jr., a semi-anthropomorphic elephant who is cruelly nicknamed "Dumbo". He is ridiculed for his big ears, but in fact he is capable of flying by using his ears as wings. Throughout most of the film, his only true friend, aside from his mother, is the mouse, Timothy — a relationship parodying the stereotypical animosity between mice and elephants.

Yes, I know this one is late- and I don't have any excuse for it this time, lol. Just forgive me and let me try to promise and make the rest on time!

Dumbo © Walt Disney Pictures
Artwork © CircuitGirl

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Week 19 - Meet the Robinsons

Meet the Robinsons is a 2007 American computer-animated family film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures on March 30, 2007. The forty-seventh animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, the film was released in both the United States and the United Kingdom in standard and Disney Digital 3-D versions in the United States. Its standard version in the UK on March 30, 2007. The film is based on the book A Day with Wilbur Robinson, by William Joyce. The film originally had the same title as the book. The voice cast includes Jordan Fry, Harland Williams, Tom Kenny, Steve Anderson, Laurie Metcalf, Adam West, Tom Selleck& Angela Bassett. It was released on DVD-Video and Blu-ray on October 23, 2007.

Another late post, another stressful week. I don't really have too much to say this week- I almost skipped this week's drawing actually, because my grandmother passed away last Friday. But I know she wouldn't want me to fall into a slump, so here's week number 19.

Meet the Robinsons © Walt Disney Pictures
Artwork © CircuitGirl

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Week 18 - TRON Legacy

Tron: Legacy is a 2010 American science fiction film directed by Joseph Kosinski and produced by Steven Lisberger. It is a sequel to the 1982 film Tron with Jeff Bridges reprising his roles as Kevin Flynn and CLU, while Bruce Boxleitner reprises his roles as Alan Bradley and Tron. Garrett Hedlund portrays Flynn's adult son, Sam. The other cast members include Olivia Wilde, Beau Garrett, Michael Sheen, and James Frain. The film's soundtrack was composed by the electronic music duo Daft Punk. The film grossed over $400 million worldwide.

Ever since this movie came to Netflix, it instantly went to the top of my favorite live-action Disney films. I really love this movie. Of course, I've never seen the original, but this cast, music, story, and special effects in this movie got me totally hooked on. I don't think my drawing does it that much justice , though lol.

TRON: Legacy © Walt Disney Pictures
Artwork © CircuitGirl