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Disney Un-Disneyed: Oliver

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August 2014

I had read Dickens's classic Oliver Twist before, but my Disney source material read-through was a great opportunity to read this great book again (review here) when I reached Oliver & Company.  Oliver's not really the most interesting character in the story, but he is a pivotal figure, so it was fun to draw the poor hungry li'l waif.

(And yes, I do think he looks a bit like a Hobbit, but it just sort of happened.)

Snow White here.
Pinocchio here.
Denizens of Sleepy Hollow here.
Cinderella here.
Alice In Wonderland here.
Peter Pan here.
Sleeping Beauty here.
The Wart here.
Mowgli here.
Robin Hood here
Taran here.
Basil of Baker Street here.
The Little Mermaid here.
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DinoArt65's avatar
DinoArt65Student Artist
Ah, Oliver Twist. Still need to read that. 
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kuabciProfessional General Artist
It's so great.  One of the few Dickenses that I've read more than once (it helps that it's not like 900 pages, ha ha, though it's plenty lengthy as it is).
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DinoArt65Student Artist
I enjoyed A Christmas Carol, so I'm looking to read Oliver Twist. 
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kuabciProfessional General Artist
Definitely worth reading.  There are a few interesting movie adaptations too.  All very different, but all enjoyable in their way.
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DinoArt65Student Artist
Yep. Indeed. 
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theterriblezodinHobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha I thought it was Bilbo from the thumbnail!

Coincidentally I want to read Oliver Twist but the library doesn't have it.  That was very surprising!
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kuabciProfessional General Artist
Ha ha, yeah, it even looks a lot like how I myself draw Hobbits.  And that IS very surprising!  It's a classic, and one of Dickens's most famous!  Maybe it was just checked out?
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theterriblezodinHobbyist Traditional Artist
You would think so--but I've checked that library twice.  Most of the triple-deckers are on the shelf.  It's weird.
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kuabciProfessional General Artist
Bummer!  And so strange.  What do you mean by triple-deckers?
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theterriblezodinHobbyist Traditional Artist
The Victorian triple-decker.  I think principally that means like Trollope but I use it to describe Dickens.  The really long books like Bleak House and Little Dorrit.
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kuabciProfessional General Artist
Ahhh, I see.  Thanks for the clarification!
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Cool!
What/who are you doing next?
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kuabciProfessional General Artist
All you have to do to discover that is find out which Disney movie comes next chronologically! ;D
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MoonyMinaHobbyist General Artist
me wants to hug him ... poor kiddo

I had read the book a few months before the film came out (I was 8 at the time, and a friend of my parents' had lent it to me... I must say that I was rather shocked by it...) and I was a bit afraid to see the movie... I was soooooooooo glad that the movie was lighter...

it's a nice drawing, I love how you did his hair :)

(btw, there is a bug with you link, it leads to this drawing again...)
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kuabciProfessional General Artist
Yeah, it's definitely very dramatic, but so lovely at the same time.  Disney did the right thing by lightening the tone for their audience!  And thank you!

(And thanks for the tip too, I adjusted the link, it works now.)
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MoonyMinaHobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :)

indeed, I'm always amazed about how Disney can twist the stories to make them lighter... they're really clever :)
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kuabciProfessional General Artist
Yeah, and at the same time they get a lot of people to think theirs is the original!  Though I guess in some ways they are (at least, they become the new standard version by which all others are compared).
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