Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Prince & the Pauper

This is a cel from one of my scenes from Disney's 1990 featurette The Prince & the Pauper.
I remember working very hard to distinguish the TWO Mickeys. One is a prince, one is a pauper. 
Same look, different personalities and behavior. 
I tried to portray the Pauper with submissive acting, while the Prince is confident and in charge. He's the authority. 
This turned out to be a fun assignment, even though the film's overall story is somewhat scattered.
Thinking back, I just remember how much I enjoyed animating Mickey Mouse.


  1. Aren't we due a traditional hand drawn Mickey Mouse short? Hopefully in 2028.

    1. I'm sorry but you making me worried about the future and I don't l like this, I'm 25 years-old but I like better last years in 2017 it was much better than now because we have the Disney Live-Action Remakes of Beauty and the Beast, so I said it very nicely 😯😧, I wish if people can stay in 2012 wen I was 20 years old 5 years ago without the Technology today.

    2. Sorry for said that but it scares me 😦.

    3. I did not like the live action Beauty and the Beast. It just felt like it was trying to out do the original instead of pay respect to it. And as a gay man I found the gay stereotypes offensive.

    4. People care about money money money money and we are tired of there stupidity remakes, imagine if thay do a remake of Harry Potter or The Wizard of Oz and Mary Poppins with new actors in the future it will destroy Hollywood with money like pollution and politics.

    5. Disney's 1991 Beauty and the Beast is remake when you think about it.

    6. I love the story but it the Disney studios expanded of Belle's story to give to know her more for the live action just like thay did on Cinderella.

    7. It's entertainment. And whether you and I enjoy a movie or not it doesn't matter. What matters is that the film did what it was suppose to do...entertain.

    8. I'm agree with you it's great to enjoy the Magic of Disney but anyway have you whatch it Once Upon a Time season 4 on ABC there's Anna & Elsa from Frozen.

  2. I remember that I saw this short film "The Prince and the Pauper" in the cinema before "Bernhard and Bianca in Australia" began.(Or "Beauty and the Beast"?)

    Sorry when I describe the wrong scene.... :-)

    Pauper Mickey gets in with his cap in his hand. He goes slowly and looking shy to the left and than to the right. When he steps into the throne room and sees King Mickey, who sits elevated on his throne, Pauper M. lowers his head. King M. jumps from his seat and goes or more hop to Pauper M. (he sourrounded him?). Pauper M. is to shy and cowed to look realy up...

    Is this description correct? :-)

  3. One of my favorite shorts! I remember vividly how it looked in the theatre. Colors were so deep and saturated. Dynamite job Andreas!

  4. I remember watching this and liking it so much my dad went and rented the 1930's live action feature.

  5. I still consider this one of the best theatrical Mickey shorts that you've made after Walt's.

  6. Thanks for sharing. I love this Mickey short. I felt the story was fun, quick paced at times and well done. One of the better Mickey Shorts!

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  8. I absolutely loved your blog post, Andreas! The way you've delved into the animation and storytelling techniques used in "The Prince and the Pauper" is both insightful and fascinating. It's clear that your expertise in animation brings a unique perspective to understanding these Disney classics.
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    Keep up the fantastic work on your blog, Andreas. Your passion for animation shines through in your writing, and it's always a pleasure to read your posts! 🎬📝