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Disney Un-Disneyed: The Wart

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June 2014

My Disney source material readthrough led me to The Sword In the Stone (review here), so I did this little sketch of the boy who would be king (or Wart, rhymes with Art, short for Arthur).  I thought of drawing Merlyn, but then I figured he's kind of been covered, what with Dumbledore, Gandalf, PJ's gross Radagast, and of course Disney's version, so I just stuck with the key character, along with some little hints at some of the creatures he's transformed into during his lessons with that cranky old wizard.

Snow White here.
Pinocchio here.
Denizens of Sleepy Hollow here.
Cinderella here.
Alice In Wonderland here.
Peter Pan here.
Sleeping Beauty here.
Mowgli here.
Robin Hood here
Taran here.
Basil of Baker Street here.
Oliver here.
The Little Mermaid here.
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So, there's a badger and a snake. Hmm...if that bird were a raven or eagle, and then a lion was added...what would we get?

Anyone? Anyone know the answer?

Whoever knows it will get an A+ and a reply from...ME!
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kuabciProfessional General Artist
I know, I know!!!  Beauxbatons, right?!?
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DONE! YOU WIN! YOU DID IT! A+!
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kuabciProfessional General Artist
GO ME.
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WCLyonHobbyist Photographer
I was expecting Arthur from the original Arthurian mythos when he was an adult and king. But I understand that this was from T.H. White's novel.
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kuabciProfessional General Artist
Right you are.
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kuabciProfessional General Artist
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DinoArt65Student Artist
Awesome. I'm really getting into the legends of King Arthur. 
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kuabciProfessional General Artist
There are some great stories in there.  Thank you!
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DinoArt65Student Artist
You're welcome. 
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PPG2009Student Artist
Can you do un-disneyed 101 Dalmatians for me, please?
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kuabciProfessional General Artist
I'm not re-designing the animal characters for this series at this time.
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Sailmaster-SeionHobbyist General Artist
I always preferred the Merlin from Excalibur, which put a completely different spin on the character and on wizards in general. They ditched the long white beard and big pointy hat for short facial hair and a silver skullcap. :)
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kuabciProfessional General Artist
I was unfamiliar with that Merlin, but I just looked him up and I see what you mean.  Yeah, he's definitely not really Merlin as he was described in the books, but he's an interesting take on the character.
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Itsgoose2uHobbyist Digital Artist
I never watched this movie but he looks adorable. I've seen pictures from the movie, I think I like your version better. It's awesome.
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kuabciProfessional General Artist
Why, thank you!  I do like Disney's Wart too, but it was fun to try to come up with something new.

Also, you should watch the movie!  It's a lot of fun.
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Itsgoose2uHobbyist Digital Artist
I'll add that one to my ever expanding list haha.
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RaevannonHobbyist General Artist
You forgot to mention the BBC show, as well. Merlin is a pretty popular archetype! And the Mowgli link just links back to this picture.


That being said, I love this! And adding the creatures was a nice touch.
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kuabciProfessional General Artist
Oh right, that one too!  I've actually never been much interested in watching that, but a couple of people have recommended it so maybe I'll give it a try for a few episodes.  Thanks!

And thanks also for letting me know about the link.  Those links were empty at first because at the time I posted the last two arts, neither of the other had yet been posted, so there wasn't anything to link back to!  They're fixed now.
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It's really good. But they lost a lot of funding towards the end, so it kind of trails off in the last season or so.

You're welcome!
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