Monday, May 29, 2023

King Triton Today

I haven't seen the movie yet, but I am most certainly ok with this interpretation of King Triton for live action. It's kind of funny though to realize that our animated  characters were allowed to show much more skin than their life counterparts. Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, Gaston, Triton....

Thursday, May 25, 2023

MUSHKA in Animation Magazine


With my sincere thanks to Jeff Spry for the nice write up.
Be sure to watch the trailer on Youtube, and leave a comment if you like.

Here is another still from the film.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

A Recent Mushka/Sarah Sketch


I still draw characters from my film MUSHKA occasionally. In order to show my gratitude to certain artists who contributed so generously, a special sketch seems appropriate.

There recently has been another mention regarding MUSHKA in Variety magazine. In the article I talk about my fabulous experience at ANIMAYO, the animation film festival in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. It was truly an honor to head up the voting committee for the best animated short films.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Milt Kahl in 3D

Milt Kahl's designs work in 2 dimensions. They are flat and graphic in the most sophisticated way imaginable. His drawings always show a magnificent tension between straight and curved lines. Inventive shapes and lines based on a lifelong research of realistic animals and humans. You might think that his aesthetics could not be faithfully translated into 3 dimensions.

Think again! Sculptor Andrea Blasich totally nails Milt's extraordinary style in 3 D. His work is a great tribute to one of the most important artists of the 20th century. The looseness of his sculptures reflect Milt Kahl's rough drawings, full of life and appeal.

One of these days I am going to break down and order a whole bunch of these wonderful maquettes.

Andrea's website includes characters from other studios as well as private work: