Saturday, September 22, 2012

Week 59 - The Black Cauldron

The Black Cauldron is a 1985 animated fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and originally released to American theatres on July 24, 1985. The 25th in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, it is based on The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander, a series of five novels that is based in turn on Welsh mythology. The evil Horned King hopes to secure the magical Black Cauldron and to rule the world with its aid. He is opposed by the youths Taran and Princess Eilonwy, the bard Fflewddur Fflam, and a wild creature named Gurgi.

Just two more weeks until the trip! That means one more movie sketch, then the extra magic sketch, and I'm on my way to Disney World!! It feels like it's still so far away- need I mention I still have to move out of my current apartment before we go? But I know everything will be okay!

Next week, sketch number 60, is Mickey Mouse and friends!

The Black Cauldron © Walt Disney Pictures
Artwork © CircuitGirl

Week 58 - Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the eighth film produced by Pixar, and was directed by Brad Bird, who took over from Jan Pinkava in 2005. The title refers to a French dish (ratatouille) which is served in the film, and is also a play on words about the species of the main character. The film stars the voices of Patton Oswalt as Remy, a rat who is interested in cooking; Lou Romano as Linguini, a young garbage boy who befriends Remy; Ian Holm as Skinner, the head chef of Auguste Gusteau's restaurant; Janeane Garofalo as Colette, a rôtisseur at Gusteau's restaurant; and Peter O'Toole as Anton Ego, an infamous restaurant critic.

And, except for the extra magic at the end of the blog, this will be the last Pixar sketch! Can you believe how close we are to the end already? So many people have seen my art, it really amazes me! I tell you, I really can't wait to get on that plane and get away for a little while!

Ratatouille © Walt Disney Pictures & Pixar Animation Studios
Artwork © CircuitGirl

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Week 57 - The Aristocats

The Aristocats is a 1970 American animated feature produced and released by Walt Disney Productions in 1970 and stars Eva Gabor and Phil Harris, with Roddy Maude-Roxby as Edgar the butler, the villain of the story. The 20th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, the film is based on a story by Tom McGowan and Tom Rowe, and revolves around a family of aristocratic cats, and how an alley cat acquaintance helps them after a butler has kidnapped them to gain his mistress' fortune which was meant to go to them. It was originally released to theaters by Buena Vista Distribution on December 11, 1970. The title is a pun on the word aristocrats.
The film is noted for being the last film to be approved by Walt Disney himself, as he died in late 1966, before the film was released. It garnered positive reviews and was a box office success.

Can you believe I only saw this movie for the first time a couple of years ago? My husband grew up with it, but I had never seen it as a child! (just the previews they played on all the other Disney VHS's :meow:) I must have watched it a million times since then, though :heart: I can't believe there's only 3 more drawings to go! Plus the extra sketch for the end, BRAVE!

The Aristocats © Walt Disney Pictures
Artwork © CircuitGirl

Week 56 - The Incredibles

The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated action-comedy superhero film about a family of superheroes who are forced to hide their powers. It was written and directed by Brad Bird, a former director and executive consultant of The Simpsons, and was produced by Pixar and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. The starring voices are Craig T. Nelson as Bob Parr, Holly Hunter as his wife Helen Parr; Sarah Vowell as their teenage daughter Violet; Spencer Fox as their young son Dash; Jason Lee as the super villain Syndrome; Samuel L. Jackson as Frozone; and Elizabeth Peña as Syndrome's beautiful assistant, Mirage. Bob's yearning to help people draws the entire Parr family into a battle with the villain and his killer robot.

Figured I do something a little different this week and show the villain in the drawing (or actually have the villain as the center of attention). This one's for Jonny, since I know how much he likes Syndrome!

The Incredibles © Walt Disney Pictures & Pixar Animation Studios
Artwork © CircuitGirl