one of my favorite all time disney characters

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WALT PERGOY, Visual Development Paintings for The Jungle Book, 1964

The Jungle Book, (original 2D animated version) released in 1967, is one of the greatest Disney animated films of all time, and my favorite in many ways.

The animation, character designs, story, music and songs really make it shine. And of course, the heart in that the film is undeniable.

That said, the BG style, while suitable for the story and well executed is not particularly exciting or interesting to me. And it doesn’t reflect the graphic quality Milt Kahl got into the character designs.

If you compare this BG style to that of 101 Dalmatians, released 6 years earlier (1961), which is so harmonious with the Xerox lines and graphic shapes of the characters, The Jungle Book’s visual style falls a bit flat.

The story goes that Walt Disney didn’t approve of the graphic BG style of 101 Dalmatians, or that of The Sword In The Stone. And around that time, Walt Peregoy (who styled both former films) ceased to work at Disney. Peregoy’s influence was mostly buried on the 1967 film.

Disney preferred a BG style that was more realistic and thought the audience could better connect with the characters and story with that realism.

I can see his argument, but I don’t agree. When I watch 101 Dalmatians, I can’t imagine a different BG style; it so perfectly supports the story, and does not take away from the emotion. And the tone of The Jungle Book is not so different…

When I look at these Peregoy concepts for Jungle Book, I can’t help but wonder what the film would be like with a more exciting and interesting BG style. I love the film as is, but I do wonder.

Feast your eyes on these paintings and imagine…

(Top character line art is by Milt Kahl)

i just need to express here how PERFECT moana was as a movie

10/10 without a doubt, one of my favorite films of the year.

beautiful, amazing cast, charming characters, i sobbed like 7 times–and the music

would recommend not listening to the music until you see the movie because there was something about going in fresh and hearing it all for the first time in context that was amazing

The Annie Awards are happening tonight, and almost all of my favorite cartoons - including my absolute favorite - have been nominated for big awards! In order to celebrate, I drew all of my favorite Disney XD characters hanging out together during the red carpet pre-show! ^-^

Oh my gosh, was it fun to design outfits for everyone! I gave Mabel very special accessories - since she loves to make her own outfits, and the Annies is a celebration of animated films and the like, she got creative and made herself a film-strip hairbow and film-reel earrings! I gave Dipper an alien-head lapel pin as well; I couldn’t resist…xD

Also, this is my first time drawing Wander and Sylvia, and it’s one of the few times I’ve ever drawn Star and Marco (I haven’t gotten around to uploading the rest of my SVTFOE fanart yet…lol), so I certainly hope I did them justice. ^^;

To Alex Hirsch and the ever-lovely Gravi-Team Falls - thank you so much, yet again, for creating a show as beautiful, thought-provoking, suspenseful, and heartwarming as Gravity Falls. It’s sad to see that this is the last year you’ll be eligible for the Annies, since the show’s been over for nearly a year, but you guys crafted the greatest and most satisfying series finale I have ever seen, and you MORE than deserve the nominations you earned this year, ESPECIALLY the ‘best writing’ nomination. Here’s to hoping you get at least one more Annie tonight! I’ll be rooting for you, and I’m sure plenty of other Fallers will be, too!

To Craig McCracken and the wonderful Wander Over Yonder crew - congratulations on all your nominations! It’s SO GREAT to see you up for Best Animated Series/Special for Children for the second year in a row! I’m so sorry that WOY was cancelled before you had the chance to finish telling your story; you guys deserve so much better. But what you did have time to give to the world was simply wonderful, and at least ASIFA recognizes your hard work! Wishing you all the best of luck tonight!

To Daron Nefcy and the amazing crew of Star vs. the Forces of Evil - my goodness, but you guys have been KILLING it! SVTFOE has turned out to be five times more intense and fun to watch than I originally thought it was after seeing the pilot two years ago! I can’t WAIT until the 'Star Bomb’ begins on Monday!

I’ll be posting this on Twitter as well, so hopefully, Alex, Craig, and Daron will see this! I hope everyone enjoys this! Now let’s (virtually, in most cases…xD) go to the Annies! :D

how the fuck did everyone lose their shit over frozen but moana just passed by with stellar reviews but no immediate fandom and memes or people singing the songs ad nauseam despite the fact that the movie was superior in every way

the music was 100 times better. everything other than let it go in frozen was mediocre (do you wanna build a snowman is annoying, love is an open door has some poor lyrics, in summer is an immediately forgettable piece). meanwhile how far i’ll go, we know the way, you’re welcome, and shiny are all awesome

the characters are so much better in moana too. i love moana, love love love her, and obviously maui was lovable considering dwayne johnson voiced him! 

i think moana might be one of my top three favorite disney movies. and frozen’s continued popularity baffles me because, yeah, it was good, but it doesn’t even rank in the top ten animated disney films for me.

anonymous asked:

Who is your favorite Disney character? What is your favourite Disney movie? If you like Disney that is.

honestly Moana is at the forefront of my mind LMAO so it’s hard to pick anything else, BUT

  • old-school Disney fav is Sleeping Beauty! I loved Prince Phillip but Merryweather was my absolute top choice! She’s the best!
  • renaissance fav is Beauty and the Beast, Beast was my boy :’(
  • Hercules is also a big time fav, Meg is my favorite from that one!
  • new favs are Big Hero 6, with Baymax and GoGo as my top characters
  • Moana!! OF COURSE. The whole movie is so cool, but I really loved Moana as a character so much! She might be my favorite Disney hero of all time!

“I’m a 17 year old girl, and my favorite Disney movie of all time is Brother Bear. I love the story, the characters, the animation, the songs…everything! Sadly, I don’t feel comfortable telling people Brother Bear is my favorite, since I told a friend one day and she snapped back stating ‘why isn’t Mulan your favorite’, or other more popular Disney movies. I love a lot of Disney movies, but Brother Bear is , and always will be, my favorite Disney movie.”

Beauty and the Beast 30-day challenge: Day 11

Time for question eleven.

11. Where does the movie rate on your list of best classic Disney movies?

I think it’s one of Disney’s best (most aesthetically pleasing, best pacing, most developed characters, most thematically powerful, most memorable songs). It easily tops my favorite list, though Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mulan, and Emperor’s New Groove are also high on my list–but they’re all good movies for such different reasons. BatB, though, is the most consistently good. I’m not really surprised that this was the movie that got people to look at animation more seriously as a genre that could have adult appeal.

I also think it’s interesting that it’s one of Disney’s few true musicals. By which I mean, the songs are not just kinda incidental and there for fun, they’re integral to our understanding of the story and characters, and if you took them out, the movie wouldn’t make sense. (Even “Be Our Guest,” which I’d argue is technically the least necessary of the songs, still serves a purpose in the plot beyond just spectacle–it gives Belle a reason to start feeling a little more comfortable at the castle and trust the staff, because they clearly like her and want her to feel at home.)

Sailor Mouth By: Lennon Black 

Donald Duck has to be one of my favorite old school cartoon characters, so it is about time I drew him. I was going for a traditional tattoo art style with this piece. I mean come on… how often do we get a cartoon character that swears?!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!

DAY 31 of my #disney inspired #inktober goes to Jack, Sally, and Zero from the Nightmare Before Christmas! This is one of my all time favorite movies and this drawing is a tribute to the amazing Tim Burton. His works have inspired me for so long and I hope I did these characters justice. <3

And with that my Inktober is complete! :D Thank you all so much for all of your support with this project. I hope you have all liked the drawings I’ve made and be sure to check in tomorrow because I will have some exciting news about all of the drawings you have seen and requested this month!

Once again, thank you all SO MUCH for being a part of my Inktober and I hope you all have liked day 31!!

anonymous asked:

Hey! I've been watching you on DeviantART for quite some time now and I just wanted to say you're one of my favorite artists. I especially love your Marvel art, how you make them all look like Disney characters while still having them look like the actor. You're incredibly talented and you inspire me to keep improving with my art. Thank you for being amazing, and keep up the great work!

Hey there, Anon! Well, what can I say, thank you SO much!! :D
Back when I started trying this style out I’ve always tried my best to mix the Disney-ish vibe with the look of the real guys I was trying to draw, so I’m really, really happy that you think it works.
And I’m even happier that my stuff inspires you with your own art!
Thank you so much for your kindness and for taking the time to write this comment, I really appreciate it. Keep being awesome!! :D

Re: Rapunzel's Blonde Hair in the Tangled Series
  • Me: Hello, Stephen! I saw your post regarding the Tangled series. I am a HUGE fan of the movie and Tangled Ever After. Rapunzel and Eugene are my favorite Disney characters of all time. I'm really looking forward to the series as well!
  • Me: I have a question, though. By posting that image of Rapunzel and Maximus, are you confirming that she's going to have long blonde hair in the series? If so, is it at least explained how it got that way after being cut? (Obviously, you're under no obligation to answer me, and I'm not looking for details, just a yes-or-no answer.) I'm one of the forefront Tangled fandom leaders on Tumblr, and I like having all the information I can possibly have, especially because people will ask me what I know.
  • Me: Thank you so much for your time reading this, even if you don't respond. I cannot express how excited I am to be getting a series, and so close after getting the musical on the Disney Dream! It just goes to show that my endless love for this movie and these characters is shared and acknowledged by Disney staff, which is very gratifying. Thank you for all the hard work you do, and all the amazing things you help create.
  • Stephen Sandoval, Director of the Tangled Series: Hello, there. Without getting into specifics (for obvious reasons 😉!), most will be explained very early on in the series, although there will be a few surprises that will unfold over time. Like you, I'm a huge fan of the film and I and everyone involved with the TV show is doing their very best to honor what you love about our princess and her continuing story. This isn't going to be your typical princess show because Raps isn't your typical princess. She's smart and wise yet a little innocent and somewhat naive about the world. She's going to learn and grow within our series by doing what we all do when growing up: She's going to make mistakes along her journey and also have some well-earned victories, too. We really hope you enjoy it and can't wait for you and the world to see it. Thank you for your support and stay in touch!
🔮30 Days of Witchcraft Challenge: Day 19🔮

Create a spell inspired by a book, film, game, or TV show

Originally posted by sonjackcarl

“Give Me My Wings” Self Empowerment Spell Jar

This is a rather personal spell for me as I recently ended an unhealthy relationship and have learned to trust myself and feel the self-empowerment and love I deserve. This spell jar incorporates green witchcraft, crystal witchcraft, pop culture witchcraft, sigil witchcraft, and music witchcraft. The objective is to channel your own inner strength to manifest self-empowerment using Maleficent (my all-time favorite Disney character) as your inspiration.

Supplies:

  • 1 medium or large Jar
  • 1 part Basil
  • 1 part Bay leaf
  • 1 part Rosemary
  • 1 Cinnamon stick/ground cinnamon
  • 1 part Fennel
  • 1 Amethyst crystal
  • 1 Azurite crystal
  • 1 Garnet crystal
  • 2 Black feathers (ones from a craft store will do) or image of wings
  • 1 Pink candle
  • 1 Purple candle
  • Matches
  • Self-Empowerment sigil
  • Your favorite incense
  • *Image of Maleficent with her wings cut to fit inside jar lid (optional)

Procedure:

Gather your supplies. Ground yourself. Enchant crystals and the sigil with intent to awaken inner strength and self-empowerment. Go on Youtube or iTunes and play Wings for Marie, Part 2 by Tool in the background (optional as some of the lyrics are used in this spell).  The song is incredibly meditative and carries the message of self-worth and strength.  If you don’t know the song, listen to it before you cast the spell and get familiar with the rhythm and lyrics and decide whether or not it would aid in casting the spell. 

Begin by burning incense and saying:

“Strength within me, I call upon you. Your manifestation is long overdue”.

Place herbs, crystal, and sigil into the jar and say:

“The time has come for me to soar. My strength and power I can no longer ignore.”

Light the 2 candles, saying:

“None of them can even hold a candle up to me.
Blinded by choice, these hypocrites won’t see.”

Place feathers or image of wings into jar and close it.  Seal the jar with the candle wax and repeat:

“It’s time now. My time now. Give me my… Give me my wings!”

until the jar is completely sealed. Blow the candles out and allow yourself to feel the power and strength within you grow. Place the jar on a windowsill or near a computer to hold the charge. 

*Anytime you need a confidence boost, hold the jar and feel its energy run through you.

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So it’s work show-offy time! As many of my older followers are aware, I work professionally at a toy company called Jakks Pacific, and I’m a Character Artist for the Disney team. I’ve since moved on to a majority of other Disney brands, but when I first started working here in 2013 my main focus was the Princess Toddlers. This was one of my favorite things that I worked on a year ago, and finally it’s out in stores so I can show the art! I’m bummed though, we originally wanted to do all the sisters but due to costs we could only do two… Alas, I would have loved to do drawings of all the mermaid babes ;u;

Other work things I’ve done!
Snow Glow Elsa    Classics Tigger Doll    Sofia Easel

Well, yeah, but–hear me out, I mean–

…Okay.

Here’s my take on things.

When you’re created—especially from, like, a supernatural copying machine—you don’t really emerge questioning your existence. After all, I was born with all the memories Dipper Classic had, I just…hadn’t really experienced them in full, I guess.

But I started out with a job he gave me, and hey, I was happy to help!  But over time, y’know, as you’re exposed to more and more, you start realizing that life has tons to offer.

I suppose that’s why we all got so thrown off when Dipper started changing his plans, huh? We were all experiencing new things: working together, attending a party, even potentially dancing with Wendy…and it was super weird coping with it all. 

Sure, all that stuff seems really small to anyone else, but you gotta remember, us clones only had memories of those kind of things. We never actually lived it, y’know?

I guess the worst part is that over time, you just kinda start to forget you’re temporary.  You start taking stuff for granted, like going home to Mom and Dad at the end of the summer or even having a sip of Pitt Cola from time to time. After all, I had all the memories. Technically, I dunno, I…I had Dipper Classic’s past, in a way.

And if he could do it, why couldn’t I?

But I guess…guess I got comfortable a little too soon…

Hey, but the way you put it makes it sound like it’s all Dipper Classic’s fault, and c’mon, that’s not fair. Like I said on the roof, I had a good run. Despite all the craziness that came with it, I never would’ve even existed for the short time I did if it hadn’t been for him.

So don’t get mad at him ‘cause of what happened to me.

…He’s a good kid.

–Tyrone

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On A Mission To Make My Wildest Dream Come True - May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

It amazes me how four months have passed, these journal entries make me realize how fast time passes. 6 MONTHS UNTIL NEW YORK. I REPEAT 6 MONTHS UNTIL NEW YORK. My excitement is like through the roof, I have no chill whatsoever it is lost. The month of May has been one of the best months of my life and also one of the happiest. I experienced a lot of memories that will last my whole lifetime. 

In the beginning of May, my family and I took a trip to Disney World to celebrate my mother’s college graduation. IT WAS MAGICAL just seeing all of your favorite characters come to life and Cinderella’s castle, all the happiness and joy and magic at every glance. I didn’t get the chance to meet any characters BUT Phineas and Ferb waved at me because I was the only person freaking out over them. Peter Pan (my fictional crush since 5 years old) also waved at me and my heart melted. 

In the middle-ish of May, I had my first real teenage party experience. It made me realize how fast I am growing up and how cautious I need to be. Overall, it was really fun and I felt free. (Yes I was responsible ;) )

MAY 26th 2015, A DAY AFTER THE 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF MY RED TOUR DALLAS CONCERT.. taylorswift FOLLOWED ME. Just when I accepted the fact Taylor might never notice. She noticed me when I least expected it. Which was another magical memory that I will remember my whole life. Thank you Taylor, for always putting a smile on my face for the past 7 years <3

I just received my grades for the school year, TURNS OUT I GOT ALL A’S FOR THE YEAR AND I WILL BE ABLE TO GET 1989 WORLD TOUR TICKETS. The studying and hard work was so worth it. 

New York is getting closer and closer, which means more life changing and happy memories to come. I’m crossing my fingers and hoping that meeting taylorswift will be one of those memories to take place in New York. December 2015 is a daily daydream for me.

<3 Rea

taylorswift