Saturday, February 25, 2012

Week 30 - The Fox and the Hound

The Fox and the Hound is a 1981 animated feature loosely based on the Daniel P. Mannix novel of the same name, produced by Walt Disney Productions and released in the United States on July 10, 1981. The 24th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, the film tells the story of two unlikely friends, a red fox named Tod and a hound dog named Copper, who struggle to preserve their friendship despite their emerging instincts and the surrounding social pressures demanding them to be adversaries.

ANIMALS ARE HARD TO DRAW! Yes, again, I'm complaining about my animal artwork. I'm just not as good as a lot of other artists I've seen that draw animals a lot. Me, I'm used to people- that's why it's what I'm good at. I never really drew animals before, so I have no practice with it! All in all, though, this didn't turn out too bad. 

Also, this is WEEK 30!! The halfway point of my 60 weeks! I honestly thought I'd have more fans of my blog by this point, haha, but it looks like it'll be just a few people that see me through to week 60!

The Fox and the Hound © Walt Disney Pictures
Artwork © CircuitGirl

Friday, February 17, 2012

Week 29 - Wall-E

WALL-E, promoted with an interpunct as WALL•E, is a 2008 American computer-animated post-apocalyptic science fiction film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and directed by Andrew Stanton. The story follows a robot named WALL-E, who is designed to clean up a waste-covered Earth far in the future. He falls in love with another robot named EVE, who also has a programmed task, and follows her into outer space on an adventure that changes the destiny of both his kind and humanity. Both robots exhibit an appearance of free will and emotions similar to humans, which develop further as the film progresses. Walt Disney Pictures released it in the United States and Canada on June 27, 2008. The film grossed $23.2 million on its opening day, and $63.1 million during its opening weekend in 3,992 theaters, ranking #1 at the box office. This ranks as the fifth highest-grossing opening weekend for a Pixar film. Following Pixar tradition, WALL-E was paired with a short film, Presto, for its theatrical release.

Another Pixar film! Honestly, I keep thinking that the Pixar sketches will be the hardest, since they're 3D, but so far they seem to be coming out the best. Here's the cute little robot from planet earth, flying through space with his fire extinguisher! And what's that he's making in his wake? A heart! Just in time for Valentine's Day!

Wall-E © Walt Disney Pictures & Pixar Animation Studios
Art © CircuitGirl

Friday, February 10, 2012

Week 28 - Pocahontas

Pocahontas is the 33rd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. It was produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and was originally released to selected theaters on June 16, 1995 by Walt Disney Pictures. It belongs to the era known as the Disney Renaissance that began in 1989 and ended in 1999.
The film is the first animated feature Disney film to be based on a real historic character, based on the known history and also the folklore and legend that surround the Native American woman Pocahontas, and features a fictionalized account of her encounter with Englishman John Smith and the settlers that arrived from the Virginia Company.
Week 28- almost halfway! Valentine's Day is this week and with that I'd like to tell everyone what a wonderful love story this movie is! I watched it again while my husband was at work the other day, and believe me the movie made me cry! I remember when I was a kid I used to sneak around like Pocahontas, when she first sneaks up to John Smith C:
Pocahontas © Walt Disney Pictures
Artwork © CircuitGirl

Monday, February 6, 2012

Week 27 - Pinocchio

Pinocchio is a 1940 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and based on the story The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. It is the second film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, and was made after the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It was released to theaters by RKO Radio Pictures on February 7, 1940. The plot of the film involves an old wood-carver named Geppetto who carves a wooden puppet named Pinocchio who is brought to life by a blue fairy, who tells him he can become a real boy if he proves himself "brave, truthful, and unselfish". Thus begin the puppet's adventures to become a real boy, which involve many encounters with a host of unsavory characters. 

Only a DAY late this time! I'm so happy that I pushed myself to get this one done! I'm pulling in a lot of money for my savings this month, not to boast, but it's because of my taxes and a commission that I got! I'm really happy I can save all this money up now- I've been waiting so long to take my husband to Disney World... especially for our honeymoon- I'm getting more and more excited!

Pinocchio © Walt Disney Pictures
Artwork © CircuitGirl