Monday, April 25, 2011

Home on the Range

Disney's Home on the Range was a very troubled production.  It started as something totally different (and more interesting) than the final film but the executives thought it was not working for them and changes were ordered.
I had a great time working on it and visually it was beautiful thanks to designs by Joe Moshier and David Cutler's art direction.

Above is the final drawing of Grace I did for the model sheet. The design is by Joe Moshier.
Below are some animation and model drawings.





One day, Joe Moshier went to my office looking for me but I was away.  I was working on a scene of Pearl talking with the sheriff and had a drawing on my desk.  When I got back, this is what I Found:

16 comments:

  1. I really like this movie. The character design is so beautiful, it sometimes reminds me the character design of movie Sleeping Beauty, which I think is one of the best ever made. but more stylized. And the music of this movie I can't get out of my head haha"...I yodel-adle-eedle-idle-odle..."
    Haha, what a surprise haha Annie is looking pretty sexy now hahaha
    Great drawings Sandro

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  2. One of my favourites!

    Joe Moshier was trying to tell you his idea for an adult version of this movie :-))

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  3. Yeah, people may dislike this movie but, visually and story-wise, I loved it. A lovely throwback to Disney's Western shorts and movies overall, with a very catchy soundtrack worthy of the Sherman Brothers. Was an art book of the movie ever released?

    And to add: awwwwgh....that Joe's an evil one! XD

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  4. Animators looks the same everywhere, don't matter the experience or where they are working. I am a animator student in Brasil and we always make some changes over the frames that the others let behind on the lightbox in the class.

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  5. Great drawings Sandro. I'm a big fan of the style of this film. It looked like it was a lot of fun to draw.

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  6. Hey Sandro, This Grace's draw is one that I mentioned to you? The Rome on the Range art of book says that picture is of Mark Henn but I found strange because usually the drawings of Mark are much more rough and he has not a care in such details. And you said that is my drawing!

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  7. Hyuck-yuck, I love animator shenanigans! I've never actually watched this movie all the way through (pretty turned off by the story and such) but I'm still magnetized to every drawing I see from it. These designs were some of the more solid one's I've seen from recent Disney 2D pictures, since they so often look watered down in the final product in other films. Every character is very attractive and fun to look at here!

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  8. I'm pretty curious now as what the orginal Home on a Range would have looked like. Could you share some more details, please?

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  9. Great and funny post,with an unexpected ending!

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  10. Whatever happened on that production, I think it was worth it for that last image! :)

    Home on the Range is gorgeous. Also, I have to admit to having a special spot in my heart for it, flaws and all.

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  11. I never saw this one. All of the artwork looks so cool, it's hard to imagine that the film was THAT bad.

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  12. It's not to hard to imagine ideas getting compromised with so many folks working on the same film, but that's too bad.

    Anywhoo, these drawings are gorgeous with a capital "gor"!

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  13. That's a bit different than the drawings Joe gave my kids lol ;-) So good.

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  14. Hmmm, that sketch of Pearl puts a new twist on the inspiration behind the "Patch of Heaven" ranch now, doesn't it?

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  15. For what its worth, I loved this movie and always thought it deserved better credit than it got

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  16. I just discovered the art of book recently, really great stuff in there

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