Monday, January 31, 2011

Metro Man Day Pt. 1/3 (MegaMind) 2009

Several sequences were boarded during pre-production that depicted a day in the life of Metro Man. Each one featuring Metro Man hard at work protecting the citizens of Metro City who in return show little gratitude for it. These sequences were ultimately cut from the movie for good reasons, which I won't elaborate on here.

In part 1 of this 3 part post, Metro Man is in hot pursuit of a get-away van...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Huey, Dewey & Louie Model Sheets (Quack Pack) 1993

The idea behind the Quack Pack series was to age-up the nephews and give each one his own voice and personality. No beanies, no matching turtle-necks, no more finishing each others sentences. The next big ingredient was to foist them on their bachelor uncle, Donald Duck! Throw in a liberated Daisy and you've got Quack Pack.

To create the Quack Pack universe, Co-Producer Kevin Hopps and I turned to the Donald Duck shorts for inspiration. We noticed that Donald often appeared alongside humans in these cartoons, so we decided to populate our Duckburg with humans as an extension of the shorts universe rather than the Carl Barks world of Duck Tales fame.


Yes...this proved to be somewhat controversial with many of the fans who thought it sacrilege to make a  Donald/Nephews series that was not a direct continuation of the legendary Duck Tales series. Maybe we shot ourselves in the foot by not doing so, the Disney Afternoon was coming to the end of it's run and the series was not picked up for another season.

Huey is the smooth-talking, wheeler-dealer, who'd rather read the buisness section than the sports.

Dewey is the philosopher-thinker of the trio.

Louie is the athlete, what he lacks in brains he makes up for with pluck.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Rapunzel Pt. 3 (2008)

While Rapunzel sleeps, Mother Gothel slithers into her loft to look for evidence that she might be in contact with someone from the outside world. She's searching for clues in the paintings which cover the inside walls of the tower, painted by Rapunzel as a kind of living journal.
While leaning over the sleeping Rapunzel, Mother Gothel whispers in her ear, "What are you hiding from me, my Dear."