Development Art for Fantasia, done in a variety of techniques, amazes me. These artists were thinking outside of the box, they were doing stuff never attempted before. And they were thinking BIG. Classical music, abstractions, a poem by Goethe, the creation of the earth and Walpurgis Night among other themes. Fearless!
Just stunning. Chernabog's animated sequence in Fantasia always terrifies me ever since I was a kid. I can't get enough of this beautiful concept art. The first concept art of the orchestra I can easily tell it has to be water color because of the washes of warm color. I really hope Disney can present more animated shorts with musical score just like Fantasia and the silly symphonies.ReplyDelete
Out of curiosity for your animated short, do you know if it will be shown in ZooTopia or Ron Clements and John Musker's Moanna?
I left Disney five years ago, and my film is being produced independently...so, no.Delete
Wow again, just amazing. That colourful wave with purple on side. That looks very much like could done in 1980´s.ReplyDelete
Amazing selection, as always.ReplyDelete
Many of these artists will be featured in They Drew As They Pleased - Volume 3.ReplyDelete
The first two Toccata and Fugue drawings were most likely painted by Ecuadorian artist Eduardo Sola Franco. The mushroom lighting the flowers with a firefly is almost certainly by Johnny Walbridge and the three drawings from Bald Mountain are obviously by Kay Nielsen (at least the last two).
I was always the "weird" child growing up who adored Fantasia (I don't think I was weird but just a very cultured 5 year old). I hope to see current animation experiment more and embrace high artistic ideas like these.ReplyDelete
Could you imagine what would have happened had both Pinocchio and Fantasia been the box office successes that they should have been? I really think that the art of animation would be far different/advanced than where it is today.ReplyDelete
To clarify: If they had been box office successes in their original release.Delete