Brian Kesinger: Character DrivenMore Like This
Disney Artist Brian Kesinger on Creating Story through Character
Foreword by techgnotic
It is with great pleasure we welcome BrianKesinger as a guest writer to the Today Page Editorial Team. Considering his authentic citizenship within the deviantART community, his thoughts and insights will be of great value to all aspiring artists, illustrators, writers and others involved in any creative endeavor. For over 18 years, Brian has worked for Walt Disney Studios on films like Big Hero 6, Winnie the Pooh, Tarzan, Tangled, Wreck It Ralph and
EXTRA CREDIT - Various Pencil Tests =3This rough test is served for more expressions and attitude study than good animation.More Like This
Animator Jin Kim used a dialogue from the movie "Step Brothers" (2008)
Also by Animator Jin Kim
2D animated test of Calhoun by Sarah Airriess,
To test her design before final model and rigging took place.
2D animation of Gene, chief of the Nicelanders also by Sarah Airriess,
to explore animation possibilities before his model and rig were finalised.
Source: http://livlily.blogspot.hu/2013/06/wreck-it-ralph-2012-pencil-tests.html (Compilated)
Again, I'm sure this entry will be filled with people telling
how awesome would it be if the movie was 2D and yada, yada, yada...
EXTRA C. - Vanellope Von AKB48 Maeda? XD ENGLISH…More Like This
Wreck-It Ralph recently opened in Japan, where it’s titled Sugar Rush. Besides enjoying the flick, Japanese moviegoers are doing something else: Comparing the character Vanellope to a real idol.
Namely, Japanese moviegoers are saying Vanellope looks like AKB48 member Ami Maeda. Yes, their eye colour is different, but their eyebrows, hair and facial expressions seem similar, no?
Maeda herself sees the resemblance. “Even today, while walking outside, I was told I looked like Vanellope,” she told Japanese TV. “I said, ‘Oh, thanks!’”
According to Walt Disney Japan, there’s certainly a possibility that Maeda was an influence.
While Sarah Silverman voiced the English version, Disney* seems to have looked to Japanese fashion and anime for Vanellope’s character design. What’s more, AKB48 contributed to the soundtrack, performing the song “Sugar Rush”. So maybe!
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