I was asked recently if I had anything to do with the character of Vanessa (Ursula in human form) for The Little Mermaid.
The answer is yes. I think at the time I was done with King Triton's animation and was asked to help out with this character who had limited footage in the film. I came up with these two model sheets, and animated a few scenes when we see her first.
The wedding scenes were animated by someone else, I believe Kathy Zielinski did some of that footage.
What I recall from this assignment is that I had fun with the overlapping action in Vanessa's hair and dress.
All this seems like two lifetimes ago.
These are fantastic! Such fluid movement. May I ask, did you use any kind of live-action reference for this particular shot?ReplyDelete
I believe there was some live action reference filmed. With any scene like this one, I would study the video, make some thumbnail sketches and animate.Delete
Thank you for that info. I'm always fascinated to learn the working methods of the true masters of animation like yourself. :)Delete
Mr. Andreas, these are fantastic!ReplyDelete
Just one question, could you please check out the Lion King's animation draft, and tell me who animated Scar in the scene when he tells Mufasa "long live the king" ?
Would you kindly be able to check and let me know ?
To be honest with you, I do not have the Lion King draft.Delete
This is just a hunch but have you asked James Baxter?Delete
I never would have guessed that you had animated these scenes!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Andreas! I was the one who asked you about Vanessa :D When I first saw The Little Mermaid as a young boy, I fell in love with Ursula's human form! She's extremely beautiful. I am so glad that you did some of her animation. Did you do her animation as she is presented to Grimsby and Ariel hear the news of the marrige as well? Thank you for making this post, you made my day :)ReplyDelete
Andreas I LOVE that scene!!! Your animation is so lively and full of character and very entertaining! Beautiful character design!That scene also is such effective storytelling and character development in such few seconds. Fantastic to know that you animated it!!ReplyDelete
Wow!!! I love the animation, it's so sexy! The way the dress drapes, the girl's body moves, the hair flows; I'm in love with these kind of animation. Would like to experiment it with my LED Sketch Pad.ReplyDelete
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Thank you for sharing that scene with us! :-)ReplyDelete
I looked at the commode...
I was uncertain so I watched the whole movie...
Now I ask with a mischievous smile:
Where does the violet bottle come from Vanessa/Ursula smashed with her feet and what happens with the shards? :-D
She's one of my favourite Character, wish she has more screen time though!ReplyDelete
Andre, this was always one of my favorite scenes, wonderfully wicked!ReplyDelete