The Art Behind The Magic

"Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive."
-Walt Disney

Pixar’s CG animated film Newt was supposed to be released in theaters last year, but unfortunately the movie was cancelled. The story centered on the world’s last two blue-footed newts who, after scientists pair them together for mating, quickly find that they don’t exactly get along. Apparently the film’s story was too close to another film being made at the time… Rio, which turned out to be bird turd. 

It sucks that we’ll never see the film hit the light of day, but at least we have some more great concept art from it to share with you. These come from artist Katy Wu.  (x)

(Source: scurviesdisneyblog)

lotsofdisney:

My favorite alternative Elsa hairstyles (from concept art by Brittany Lee)

I love the short hair and I don’t know why! Kinda villainous?

lotsofdisney:

2D animations for Frozen make my heart hurt.

(via lalalovedisney)

clarabellecow:

Little Sister from All The Cats Join In
Make Mine Music Pencil Animation Test
Original Drawings by Fred Moore
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMVHlrWtmDw

clarabellecow:

Little Sister from All The Cats Join In

Make Mine Music Pencil Animation Test

Original Drawings by Fred Moore

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMVHlrWtmDw

(Source: clarabellecow)

So This Is Love animation drawings 

(Source: scurviesdisneyblog)

Visual Development from Wall-E

(Source: disneyconceptsandstuff)

Concept art for 101 Dalmatians

(Source: mickeyandcompany, via disney4world)

Tarzan anatomy notes by Glen Keane 

Ariel character designs 

(Source: scurviesdisneyblog)


Visual Development from The Little Mermaid by Rowland B. Wilson

mickeyandcompany:

Concept art and animation panels for Treasure Planet 2

Before Treasure Planet was shown in cinemas, Thomas Schumacher, then president of Walt Disney Feature Animation, mentioned the possibilities of having direct-to-video releases for Treasure Planet as well as a television series. He stated that they already had “a story and some storyboards and concepts up and a script for what a sequel to [Treasure Planet] could be,” and that they also had a “notion” of what the series would be.

Director Jun Falkenstein and screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos began early development on Treasure Planet 2. In the sequel, Jim Hawkins and Kate, his love interest and classmate at the Royal Interstellar Academy, must team with Long John Silver to stop the villainous Ironbeard from freeing the inmates of Botany Bay Prison Asteroid. Willem Dafoe was set to voice Ironbeard. The sequel was canceled when Treasure Planet disappointed at the box office.

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cookiecarnival:

The Art of Disney: Storyboard sketches. Dumbo, 1941.

(via age-of-the-fangirl)

Visual Development from The Little Mermaid

(Source: disneyconceptsandstuff)

thorinthesassmaster:

So today I reached a very huge and kind of unbelievable follower milestone and to celebrate that as well as the release of The Battle of the Five Armies I have decided that it is high time that I do a give away to show you guys how much I love and appreciate you all! I’ve been wanting to do this for the longest time and now I finally have enough money saved up to make this a gooden!

What You Get:

  • Lord of the Rings Extended DVD’s
  • Bag End Door Necklace
  • Hobbit Mole Skin Diary
  • Letter Opener of Your Choice
  • Your Very Own One Ring
  • The Map of Thorin Oakenshield
  • Hobbit Plush of your Choice
  • Copies of Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit Novels
  • Collectors Edition The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition with Bilbo and Gollum Statue!

A few standard rules will apply of course just to keep this as fair as possible!

  1. Seeing as this is a follower giveaway, you must be following me :D
  2. Likes will not count! Reblog as much as you want, just don’t spam your poor followers! ;D
  3. No giveaway blogs!
  4. You must be comfortable to give me your address, for obvious reasons.
  5. The winner will be picked completely at random and will have 24 hours to respond before I choose another via a random number generator.

This will stay open until December 1st 2014 and the winner will be contacted December 2nd. Good luck and have fun my pretties!

EDIT: I’m happy to ship anywhere in the world so no worries guys! Enjoy and happy entering! <3

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Character Designs from The Little Mermaid