01 9 / 2014

Disneyland has begun re-filling the Submarine Lagoon! (x)

Disneyland has begun re-filling the Submarine Lagoon! (x)

28 8 / 2014

skunkandburningtires:

James Lopez is a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman) who is trying to raise funding for his primarily hand-drawn short film, Hullabaloo, with hopes of eventually finding a studio to fund a full-length version.

From the film’s IndieGo page:

Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

In addition to helping save 2D animation, Hullabaloo aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film’s two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. We hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi.

To see some footage and a short video pitch from Lopez, click here.

28 8 / 2014

Plot & Pics: Pixar’s Inside Out

"Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school."

That’s the “official” plot description via Pixar. To read what the comedic cast has to say about their characters, click here.

(Source: skunkandburningtires)

28 8 / 2014

skunkandburningtires:

Here’s the first clip from Pixar’s upcoming musical short, Lava. The short is being directed by longtime Pixar animator James Ford Murphy, and will premier June 19, 2015 in front of Pete Docter’s Inside Out.

Click here for more info!

27 8 / 2014

skunkandburningtires:

Matt Groening’s Animation Inspiration

"As a child I loved animation and always wanted to try it. I remember watching Disney’s 101 Dalmatians and the scene of the puppies watching television. I was amazed at that image, the kind you can only get with animation and I knew that I wanted to do the same kind of things myself some day.”

Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons (via: Animation Scoop)

27 8 / 2014

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: The Art Of John Alvin

John Alvin is the artist behind the iconic movie posters for such Disney classics as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. In addition to his work in animation, Alvin also did posters for live-action films like E.T., Blade Runner and Jurassic Park.

Alvin’s wife, Andrea, has just released a GORGEOUS book highlighting her husband’s many illustrated accomplishments. As Mrs. Alvin frequently assisted her husband with his work, she also has a lot of fascinating back-stories about the paintings!

Amazon link (save 42%): The Art of John Alvin by Andrea Alvin

22 8 / 2014

22 8 / 2014

Early character sketches for Faline from Bambi (1942).

Via: Bambi: The Story and the Film by Frank Thomas & Ollie Johnston

22 8 / 2014

Original model sheets for Faline from Walt Disney’s Bambi (1942).

Via: Bambi: The Story and the Film by Frank Thomas & Ollie Johnston

17 8 / 2014

Peter Pan laptop decal - $9
My favorite part of browsing laptop decals is seeing how the artists integrated the Apple logo into their designs. This decal does it BRILLIANTLY, no? By completely obscuring the apple’s shape, it creates a whole new context for the back-light. What was once an advertising icon is now the illuminated face of London’s Big Ben. This clever repurposing also adds a subtle ‘nighttime’ effect to the image, magically transforming a bunch of cheap, black, character cut-outs into a set of haunting silhouettes soaring across a grey night sky. STUNNING!

Peter Pan laptop decal - $9

My favorite part of browsing laptop decals is seeing how the artists integrated the Apple logo into their designs. This decal does it BRILLIANTLY, no? By completely obscuring the apple’s shape, it creates a whole new context for the back-light. What was once an advertising icon is now the illuminated face of London’s Big Ben. This clever repurposing also adds a subtle ‘nighttime’ effect to the image, magically transforming a bunch of cheap, black, character cut-outs into a set of haunting silhouettes soaring across a grey night sky. STUNNING!

(Source: exploringtheamazon)

17 8 / 2014

Did you know that before Disney legend Eyvind Earle created the iconic look of Sleeping Beauty, he did the artwork for Peter Pan & Wendy - A Little Golden Book? S’true!

(Source: the-disney-elite)

17 8 / 2014

Xeroxes of Frank Thomas' pencil animation for Captain Hook from Peter Pan (1953).

Xeroxes of Frank Thomas' pencil animation for Captain Hook from Peter Pan (1953).

17 8 / 2014

Frank Thomas' rough animation sketches for Captain Hook from Peter Pan (1953).

Rumor has it that Captain Hook’s appearance is based on Thomas!

17 8 / 2014

captain hook - peter pan (1953)

(Source: snowwhties, via disneysdreamings)

14 8 / 2014

Immediately after riding Peter Pan’s Flight for the first time, author Ray Bradbury wrote Walt Disney a note saying, ‘I will be eternally grateful. Today I flew out of a child’s bedroom window in a pirate galleon on my way to the stars.’

BEAUTIFUL.

Related: Walt Disney presents Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes