Sunday, June 30, 2013

Pinocchio Art



Just like the personality animation in Disney's Pinocchio the world that was created for the characters to live in is spectacular. Many different locations had to be explored, from an Alpine village and an amusement park island to the bottom of the ocean and the inside of a whale.
Vis dev art as well as layouts were carefully planned and rendered with light that reminds me of Rembrandt. 
Every piece of art you see from this film indicates just how much of a labor of love it was for everyone involved in the production. Of course the Disney artists had deadlines to go by, but studying this kind of work you can almost count the overtime hours, and see their determination to make Pinocchio the absolute best film possible.











A 1939 article from New York times Magazine.


15 comments:

  1. The sprawling town, with patched together paper, is fascinating. As is the lighting in the one below it.

    Quick question, if anyone has a guess. What was the medium used for 'The lobster Inn'? Charcoal? The lighting just seems so smooth and beautiful.

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    1. Black & White reproduction of a watercolour painting.

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    2. there should be a question mark after my last comment :)

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  2. Seeing this gorgeous artwork (along with the final product) it's such an amazing surprise that they made that film in such a short span of time, including 6 months of work that Walt scrapped. It's probably the most beautifully-crafted film that they ever did. Everything's so detailed and lush, and it all holds together so well.

    I especially love the little "hints" for upcoming films in that first image, including "The Concert Feature".

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  3. This is simply amazing to look at. Thank you so much for sharing. I was just wondering Mr. Deja how long have you been studying art like this?

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    1. All my life actually, where and whenever I could find it. In magazines, books and newspaper articles. Later on at Disney of course.

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  4. s t u n n i n g ! most of them I had never seen before

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  5. what a titanic task! Lights, shadows:Wow

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  7. I love the work in this animated film. The draftsmen ship is gust so great. Andreas if you have time I know you have a lot on your plate but could you watch this flower sack test. ether on will do.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgfaNyUjOWU&list=UUSneDCYEYX00S9Pp1EDy2VA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlQ8C_UuwuE

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  8. Pinocchio was always my favorite early Disney feature and I think it was because of all the fantastical locations they went to.

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