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

13 8 / 2014

Genie animator Eric Goldberg’s touching tribute to Robin Williams.
R.I.P. Robin Williams

Genie animator Eric Goldberg’s touching tribute to Robin Williams.

R.I.P. Robin Williams

12 8 / 2014

“I am beyond devastated. I cannot express how influential and important Robin was, and will continue to be, to me and countless other animation artists. Robin gave those of us who worked on the Genie so much humor, inspiration, and just sheer delight, that we were always spoiled for choice whenever we came back from a recording session. Like the Genie, Robin’s immense talent could not be contained in the lamp. I think we all knew, as the world does now, if there was ever a person who was tailor-made for the medium of animation, it was Robin. We have lost not just a great voice, though. We have lost a warm, human, miraculous person whose numerous and amazing talents will continue to inspire people for generations upon generations.”
Eric Goldberg, animation maestro and the magical pencil behind Genie from Walt Disney’s Aladdin.
R.I.P. Robin Williams

“I am beyond devastated. I cannot express how influential and important Robin was, and will continue to be, to me and countless other animation artists. Robin gave those of us who worked on the Genie so much humor, inspiration, and just sheer delight, that we were always spoiled for choice whenever we came back from a recording session. Like the Genie, Robin’s immense talent could not be contained in the lamp. I think we all knew, as the world does now, if there was ever a person who was tailor-made for the medium of animation, it was Robin. We have lost not just a great voice, though. We have lost a warm, human, miraculous person whose numerous and amazing talents will continue to inspire people for generations upon generations.”

Eric Goldberg, animation maestro and the magical pencil behind Genie from Walt Disney’s Aladdin.

R.I.P. Robin Williams

12 8 / 2014

skunkandburningtires:

“The animator’s Holy Grail is to be able to achieve a character that looks like he is acting on his own thought process. He exists on his terms, rather than looking like a bunch of drawings pushed around by somebody. When it makes that leap for an audience, that’s really what everybody is aiming at.”

Eric Goldberg, animation maestro and the magical pencil behind Genie from Walt Disney’s Aladdin. (Via.)

12 8 / 2014

Back To Neverland: Walter and Robin from Joe Pitt on Vimeo.

Back to Neverland showcases Robin Willams’ FIRST Disney animated character — himself!

Back to Neverland was a short film shown in the Disney/MGM Studios animation building during the 1990s. It was directed by Jerry Rees, director of The Brave Little Toaster.

R.I.P. Robin Williams

12 8 / 2014

Robin Williams and Walter Cronkite on location at Disney/MGM Studios for the filming of the live-action portion of the animation-themed attraction film, Back to Neverland.
R.I.P. Robin Williams

Robin Williams and Walter Cronkite on location at Disney/MGM Studios for the filming of the live-action portion of the animation-themed attraction film, Back to Neverland.

R.I.P. Robin Williams

12 8 / 2014

Poster art for Aladdin and Aladdin and the King of Thieves

R.I.P. Robin Williams

12 8 / 2014

The Timekeeper (also known as From Time to Time and Un Voyage à Travers le Temps) was a 1992 Circle-Vision 360° film that was presented at three Disney parks around the world. The titular Timekeeper animatronic was voiced by Robin Williams.
R.I.P. Robin Williams

The Timekeeper (also known as From Time to Time and Un Voyage à Travers le Temps) was a 1992 Circle-Vision 360° film that was presented at three Disney parks around the world. The titular Timekeeper animatronic was voiced by Robin Williams.

R.I.P. Robin Williams

09 8 / 2014

exploringtheamazon:

Ultimate Dorm Room:
Totoro Double Bed-Sized Futon
(link leads to Amazon.com listing)

exploringtheamazon:

Ultimate Dorm Room:

Totoro Double Bed-Sized Futon

(link leads to Amazon.com listing)

06 8 / 2014

skunkandburningtires:

Did you know that Hayao Miyazaki wrote an ENTIRELY DIFFERENT version of Princess Mononoke back in 1980?

S’true!

Miyazaki created a fully-illustrated version of this alternate-Mononoke while trying to find the idea that would become the Princess Mononoke film we know and love today.

Here’s the plot: After a long, exhausting war, a samurai lost in a forest encounters a giant wildcat – a mononoke. The beast saves his life, but at the price of his daughter’s hand in marriage…

Viz Comics has reprinted this whimsical tale in an oversized book that features all of Miyazaki’s original watercolor art — along with a story that is VERY different from what ended up in the film! To order from Amazon, click here.