Sunday, August 19, 2012

Week 55 - Brother Bear

Brother Bear is a 2003 American animated fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures, the 44th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics. In the film, an Inuit boy pursues a bear in revenge for a battle that he provoked in which his oldest brother is killed. He tracks down the bear and kills it, but the Spirits, angered by this needless death, change the boy into a bear himself as punishment. Originally titled Bears, it was the third and final Disney animated feature produced primarily by the Feature Animation studio at Disney-MGM Studios in Orlando, Florida; the studio was shut down in March 2004, not long after the release of this film in favor of computer animated features. A sequel, Brother Bear 2, was released on August 29, 2006.

Yay! Another post on time! I'm seeing my countdown number get lower and lower and I'm having such a hard time controlling my excitement! It makes me even happier to go to work, because I'm constantly surrounded by the Disney magic that I'm going to be seeing in just a few weeks! I feel like this sketch gets points for being one of the more original ones- since Brother Bear is sort of inspired by Native American folklore, I thought it would be cool to make the layout like a totem pole!

Next week is The Incredibles!

Brother Bear © Walt Disney Pictures
Artwork © CircuitGirl

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Week 54 - Tangled

Tangled is a 2010 American computer animated musical fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. It is the 50th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The film features the voices of Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi and Donna Murphy and is loosely based on the German fairy tale "Rapunzel" in the collection of folk tales that the Brothers Grimm published.[4] The film tells the story of a lost princess, with long magical hair, who yearns to leave her secluded tower. Against her mother's wishes, she enlists the aid of a bandit thief, to take her out into the world which she has never seen. The film was released on Blu-ray and DVD on March 29, 2011; an animated short sequel, Tangled Ever After, was released in 2012.

I've been waiting to do Tangled since the very beginning of my blog. But since I pulled numbers out of a hat to determine the order, I've had to wait this long to draw it. And I think it was well worth the wait! I'm so proud of this drawing, not only because Rapunzel actually looks like herself, she looks so pretty! Glen Keane, as you may know, is my favorite animator, so I had to go all out for his last Disney movie. Why do I always do so well on the 3D movies?

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Week 53 - The Lion King

The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical-adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The story takes place in a kingdom of anthropomorphic lions in Africa, and was influenced by the Bible tales of Joseph and Moses, and the William Shakespeare play Hamlet. The film was produced during a period known as the Disney Renaissance. The Lion King was directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, produced by Don Hahn, and has a screenplay credited to Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts and Linda Woolverton. It tells the story of Simba, a young lion who is to take his father Mufasa's place as king. However, after Simba's uncle Scar kills Mufasa, he must stop his uncle from conquering the Pride Lands and avenge his father.

Wow, I've finally got myself caught up again, lol. I think I should really be saying "For how long?" Well now that I'm caught up, this weekend I'll be able to do the ACTUAL drawing of this week, which is Tangled. I'm so excited! Also, I FINALLY GOT MY VACATION PAID OFF! Can you believe it's been over A YEAR, and I've just got it paid off now? :3 Now I just have to save up money on a Disney gift card for souvenirs!

The Lion King © Walt Disney Pictures
Artwork © CircuitGirl

Week 52 - Tinker Bell

Tinker Bell is a 2008 computer animated film based on the Disney Fairies franchise produced by DisneyToon Studios. It revolves around Tinker Bell, a fairy character created by J. M. Barrie in his play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, and featured in the 1953 Disney animated film, Peter Pan and its 2002 sequel Return to Never Land. Unlike Disney's two Peter Pan films featuring the character, which were produced primarily using traditional animation, Tinker Bell was produced using digital 3D modeling. The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray by Walt Disney Home Video on September 18, 2008. The teaser trailer was released on October of 2006.

Who doesn't love Tink? I personally love the CG Tinker Bell movies- the characters are just too darn cute to ignore! In 2005 (my second-to-last trip to Disney), when I went to Florida on vacation, I bought the Disney Fairies book written by the author of Ella Enchanted. A few years later, when I found out they were making a movie, I was really excited! Now there's actually more than one, and a new one coming out later on this year (which looks awesome :D ). Another thing I love about Tinker Bell is the way that she actually became so popular. When Disney was first building Disneyland, his sponsors didn't want him to use popular characters in case the project failed. So Disney decided to use Tinker Bell and Jiminy Cricket, two characters who weren't doing anything after their original films (Pinocchio and Peter Pan). Ironic isn't it? Today Tink is one of Disney's most popular characters!

Tinker Bell © Walt Disney Pictures
Artwork © CircuitGirl

Friday, August 3, 2012

Week 51 - The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is the 22nd full-length animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions and first released on March 11, 1977. The film is actually composed of material from three previously released animated featurettes based upon the Winnie-the-Pooh books by A. A. Milne: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966), Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968), and Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (1974). This is also the last film in the Disney canon in which Walt Disney had personal involvement, since one of the shorts (Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree) was released during his lifetime, and he was involved in the production of Blustery Day. A fourth and final featurette based on the original books, Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore, was released in 1983 and is included as a bonus feature on the VHS and DVD release of the feature film.

Yaaaay Pooh bear! I'm getting so close to the end of this blog it's not even funny! And, not to mention I'm still behind with my sketches :3 But I'm hoping to FINALLY have my vacation paid off by the end of this week! Then I can get the plane tickets and start saving up for souvenirs! I can't wait for the vacation package to come in the mail! >.< Excuse me while I do my happy excited dance!

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh © Walt Disney Pictures
Artwork © CircuitGirl