29th Jul 2014


29th Jul 2014


While the poses aren’t exact, I think we know where the inspiration for the back cover of the Moon Pride album came from!

29th Jul 2014


genuinely considering buying one of these for the gym…..

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28th Jul 2014


The “Art of Aurora” Collection - Disney Store 

I’ve been wanting to post about this mini collection for so long, and now I finally can! Out today at the Disney Store. I created artwork, a snow globe and ornament set to help celebrate the upcoming DVD release of Sleeping Beauty. There is a limited edition litho set with two extra pieces of art I created just for this set. Also available are a mug, journal set, jewelry box and jumbo pin that has already sold out! It was a lot of fun being able to play with different art styles and product for this “art of” collection. I will be sharing more of a close up look in the upcoming weeks. But for now, I hope you enjoy this look at the whole collection. :) 

26th Jul 2014

Thor/The Lion King

(Source: penny-hartzs)

26th Jul 2014







24th Jul 2014

セーラームーンぬらせていただきました by ほしなずな on pixiv
23rd Jul 2014




23rd Jul 2014

Well Well~(おやおや by ケースワベ:1日目東H35b on pixiv
22nd Jul 2014

Wreck-It Ralph - My President Can’t Be This Cute by TrustOurWorldNow
22nd Jul 2014

Week 30: Beauty and The Beast

  • This tale as old as time made its debut on November 22, 1991.
  • Based on the traditional French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont.
  • Walt Disney first attempted to animated Beauty in the Beast back in the 1930s and again in the 1950s, but then gave up since the story ended up being a challenge for the writing team.  However, due to the success of The Little Mermaid, it was decided that the fairy tale was to be adapted, but first originally planned as a non-musical!
  • Lyricist Howard Ashman, and executive producer for this film, died of AIDS eight months before the films release.  The film was then dedicated to him.
  • Beauty and The Beast was the first animated film EVER to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, and is the ONLY animated film to be nominated for Best Picture until PIXAR’s Up in 2010.
  • The film was nominated for 5 academy awards, but won for 2: Best Original Score and Best Original Song.
  • As of April 1994, this film became the first Disney animated film to be adapted for Broadway.
  • A long series of re-writes of the original scripts have been accomplished, ultimately adding new characters such as the enchanted objects in the castle to add comic relief to a gloomy story, and Gaston to add a “real villain”.
  • The role of Belle was originally considered to be played by Jodi Benson, who just finished her work as Ariel in The Little Mermaid, but ultimately worked with Paige O’Hara, who “sounded more like a woman than a girl”.
  • Production had been completed within two years instead of four, due to the loss of production time working on the earlier Purdum version of the film, (Purdum, who eventually resigned while the film was in production).
  • Similar to The Little Mermaid, the main base of production resided in Glendale, California, but a small team worked in MGM-Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, in particular on the Be Our Guest scene.
  • Being able to use CAPS for this film not only gave a wide variety of colors to work with, but offered many multiplane opportunities, including being able to use a Z-axis to give depth (a perfect example of this being the famous panoramic ballroom scene).
  • The movie uses 1,295 painted backgrounds and 120,000 drawings.
  • In the film’s original form, “Be Our Guest” was to be sung to Maurice as he entered the castle.
  • "Beauty and The Beast" was originally an up-beat tempo of a song, so when Ashman and Menken approached Angela Lansbury about the song, she didn’t feel her voice was appropriate, even after several re-writes which included a more slowed down, romantic version.  But after "just trying one take", she nailed the song and brought everyone to tears.  No more takes were necessary.
  • "Human Again" was scrapped from the original version, due to possible complications for the timeline.  However, it ended up being revived in the Broadway adaptation, as well as the film’s Special Edition re-release.
  • Art Director Brian McEntree, keyed for Belle to be the only person wearing blue in the opening scene, to make her different from everyone else, as the song describes.
  • The last phrase of Cogsworth’s line “Flowers, chocolates, promises you don’t intend to keep… ” was ad-libbed by David Ogden Stiers.
  • The dance between Belle and her Prince in the finale is actually reused animation of the dance between Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip in Sleeping Beauty (1959). The original Sleeping Beauty (1959) pair had been drawn over to become the new Beauty and the Beast (1991) pair, and this was done because they were running out of time during the production of the movie.
  • Rupert Everett auditioned for the role of Gaston, but was told by the directors he didn’t sound arrogant enough. He remembered this when he voiced Prince Charming in Shrek 2 (2004).
  • The stained glass window that is seen at the very end of the movie was built in Disneyland after the film’s release.
  • The smoke seen during the transformation of the Beast to the Prince is actually real smoke, not animated. It was originally used in The Black Cauldron (1985) and was re-used for Beauty and the Beast (1991).
  • The prologue states that the rose will bloom until the prince is 21. Later, in “Be Our Guest”, Lumiere sings “Ten years we’ve been rusting…” so, if the castle has been enchanted for ten years, and the prince is now 21, then the prince was 11 years old at the time he encountered the enchantress.
  • Chip is the only member of the Beast’s staff to refer to Belle by name.
  • Robby Benson’s voice was altered by the growls of real panthers and lions so that it is virtually unrecognizable. This is why near the end when the Beast transforms into the prince his voice changes. His voice is also not changed on the original motion picture soundtrack.
  • In “The Mob Song”, when Gaston sings “Screw your courage to the sticking place”, this is a reference to Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’.
  • HIDDEN MICKEY: There’s a hidden classic Mickey in the ‘Mob Song’ when Gaston and Co. are chopping down the tree. The Mickey is located after the tree’s chopped down - there are 3 droplets of water that form an upside-down classic Mickey head. Also, a trio of stones by the roots to the left of the cottage at the beginning form an upside-down vision of the symbol.

(Also, in case if you haven’t noticed by the number of facts I fond out about this film, this is my favorite Disney film ever!  :D) 

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22nd Jul 2014

Week 29: The Rescuers Down Under

  • The film debuted on November 16, 1990
  • This is Disney’s first sequel to be part of the animation feature canon.
  • This is Disney’s first animated film to fully utilize the CAPS process, a computer system used for digital ink and paint compositing, making cels completely obsolete.
  • Many other CGI elements can be found in the film as well.
  • Over 415 artists and technicians were hired for this project.
  • Five of these staff members went to The Outback for observation and research.
  • The film made an opening weekend gross of $3.5 million, 4th for the opening week in comparison to Home Alone, Rocky V, and Child’s Play 2.
  • Jim Jordan, the voice of Orville in the first Rescuers film, has passed away before the production of the second film.  Thus, Orville’s brother, Wilbur, was cast and played by John Candy.  The names of these birds are an allude to the famous Wright brothers.
  • Joanna is in fact a Goanna, a species of monitor lizards that can be found in Australia and areas of Southeast Asia.
  • Adam Ryen, the voice of Cody, also dubbed his character in Norwegian, his native country.
  • A third Rescuers film was in the works, but due to the death of Eva Gabor (Miss Bianca), the film was scrapped.
  • The film was preceded with a Mickey Mouse short, The Prince and The Pauper, which is the second Mickey Mouse short to be made after 1950.
  • McLeach served as an inspiration for many Disney villains that appear in the Renaissance, including Gaston, Governor Ratcliffe, Clayton, and Commander Rourke.
  • This is the only film of the Disney Renaissance to not have a Disney sequel of TV-spin off series.
  • The voice of one nurse mice is in fact also the voice of the famous Minnie Mouse!

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22nd Jul 2014


美少女戦士セーラームーン クリスタル

21st Jul 2014

Disney Divas for Vogue by Hayden Williams


Disney Divas for Vogue by Hayden Williams

21st Jul 2014