the trousdale

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Once upon a time, in a faraway land, a young prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was spoiled, selfish, and unkind. But then, one winter’s night, an old beggar woman came to the castle and offered him a single rose in return for shelter from the bitter cold. Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the prince sneered at the gift and turned the old woman away, but she warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within.

Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Does anybody know who drew this?

I have been trying to find out the original artist for this sketche of Ariel but no luck on my part. Who are you Gary?!!? :,(

PS: I have already tried reverse image search and the only results I get are Pinterest (I hate you) and art blogs that don´t credit the artist. :,(

My only hope is if anybody recognizes the art style, or if they have seen this piece in an art book somewhere.

EDIT: It seems like people are leaning towards Gary Trousdale, but even with this full name I cannot confirm 100% that it´s his art. I will therefor only credit him in the description box and not in the video itself. That way I can change the name if the guess would be incorrect.

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beauty and the beast • dir.  gary trousdale, kirk wise [classics]

<<and for once it might be  g r a n d, to have someone understand.>>

                        <<i  w a n t  so much more than they’ve got  p l a n n e d.>>

Before Heidi Mollenhauer performed the singing voice of Esmeralda in Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), she was a singer at a local bar. Heidi’s big break came when she was approached by directors Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise, who were looking for someone to provide the singing voice for Esmeralda.

It was Heidi’s first – and only – experience in voice acting.