Monday, October 27, 2008

Ain't it Ducky!?

So, I have this thing where when people do really good impersonations of Disney characters I get oddly excited like a 5 year old on Christmas day. People say I'm easily amused, yes, but I think it's the coolest thing!
That is part of the reason why I was happy to find this today on YouTube. It's just a little something, but it made me smile- and perhaps clap my hands excitedly. I hope it makes you smile, too. Clapping optional... but good for the soul. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough

Sleeping Beauty came out (again) on DVD today, so in honor of that (even if I haven't purchased it yet) and the Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough comeback, I present to you this nice little piece from Walt Disney's Magazine at the opening of the first walk through.
I'm a HUGE fan of Eyvind Earle and his amazing art, a lot of which depicts the area in which I live and have visited. I've been a fan since the first time I was swept away with Sleeping Beauty, and I keep my eye out for any art pertaining to his backgrounds.
I know a lot of people have mixed feelings about the style in reference to how it was used in an animated film, but as an artist myself, I just think it's magical!
I love the diorama effect of these small sized paintings. They draw your eye in, even in a magazine format.
I look forward to picking up my copy soon and seeing a great film in all its widescreen glory!