multi plane

The Answer - Earliest concepts

We were sitting in the writers room breaking the story for The Answer. The story became more and more fairytale like, and I recall Rebecca coming up with the idea that the episode could look like a story book. I did these quick roughs in marker which eventually became the foundation for the look of “The Answer”. I did these on the spot while we were still figuring out the story, so the events in these drawings don’t specifically line up to anything in the final… but I guess some of the concepts ended up getting used.

After seeing them, Rebecca brought up the works of Lotte Reineger, the german animator. This fit perfectly, we had both studied The Adventures of Prince Achmed and her other films in college and Lotte Reineger is a huge inspiration. Not only are her films hauntingly beautiful, she created the first ever animated feature film and the first multi-plane camera way before Walt Disney did. She’s an unsung animation pioneer. 

I originally thought the whole thing would be in silhouette but we allowed the main characters to have interior detail with limited palettes. I love limited palettes!!! Rebecca oversaw the resulting design process with our art director Jasmin Lai and I really think it came together great. In the final episode, the Shadow Puppet section is boarded by Lamar Abrams and he completely made the whole thing work which was not an easy feat. There’s some really inventive stuff in there.


yeah i ship it

anonymous asked:

I think it's a shame that blogs like this ruin the magic of the Disney Parks. I'm sure you put a lot of effort into it, but the parks are a lot better enjoyed not thinking about how everything works all the time. I know that Disney is very open towards the workings of attractions/shows nowadays, but having backstage photos online showing parts of character costumes and guessing how that all works just goes a bit too far. And now I shall await the usual "Then don't visit this blog" reply…

Nah, no “don’t visit this blog” reply. You get to make your own decision on that.

What I will do is point out that Walt Disney himself spent a great deal of time showing people how things worked when he was alive. Ever since using the Disneyland TV show on ABC to share updates on the park as it was being built,

…to sharing with us preparations for the 1964 World’s Fair,

…Walt was never one to act like the knowledge of how things worked was in any way sacred.

Walt taught us about audio animatronics,

…he showed us how the multi-plane camera worked to make cartoons look more realistic,

…he showed us the scale models of attractions that were being planned,

…he showed us how cartoons were made.

Somehow, in recent years, some of that thirst for sharing knowledge has been lost. Some people have started treating this information as something that shouldn’t be public, like we’re supposed to just accept that it is “magic” and move on.

Walt Disney was an entertainer, and he loved to blow people away with fantastic new effects and attractions.

Walt Disney was also a teacher who loved to educate. He understood that imagination requires knowledge in order to become reality.

If there was one thing Walt loved more than blowing your mind, it was explaining how he had done it (or how he would do it in the future).

As with all entertainment, there is a suspension of disbelief that comes into play when you are experiencing it. But that doesn’t mean that the secrets behind how its done should never be shared.

Walt Disney took us on amazing journeys - but he didn’t hoard the road map, he shared it with us. Whether or not you want to read the map is entirely your choice.

Dancer (1915). Gino Severini (Italian, Cubism/Futurism, 1883-1966). Oil on canvas.

One of the leading artists of the Italian Futurist movement, Severini created works that embody the group’s interest in movement and modern technology. In this painting, the gradation of color and the unusual multi-colored planes reinforce the whirling motion of the dancer.


Okay so at the airport I lost my pen that I brought with me to doodle, so instead I replace it with one I buy at the shops there that has multi colors!

On the plane I doodled these, last one I drew when I was getting impatient cause haha I wanna go home :,D (on my way tho)

I kinda have been getting ideas lately and I had a blast on my trip to Florida for megacon

I will hopefully have some photos to share from a photo shoot I was at (spoilers, it was for undertale)


Walt Disney’s Multi Plane camera!

Plane pony blog is officialy open!

Meet Airpon:

A highly advanced Multi-role plane pony built by PJ, her creator. Curious thing is, she’s mute! And she can’t talk! She express her emotions by doing gestures and bip boop sounds, sometimes she makes robotic mare sounds. She’s very friendly when meeting new people, but may be very dangerous if she’s pissed, so be careful!

And remember kids, plane ponies are best ponies c:

Orlando, Fla. - Barely visible beneath the wings of a Lockhead P-38 Lighting are the deadly bombs with which this multi-purpose plane can blast enemy troops, ships and gun emplacements. As shown in recent demonstartions at the AAF Tactical Center, Orlando, Fla., the Lockhead P-38, now being used as a fighter-bomber, is capable of carrying bomb pay loads up to 2,000 pounds, thus affording the Allies another potent weapon for use against Germany and Japan in coming offensive.