Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dark and Moody


Continuing with the superlative production art from Disney's Pinocchio, we look at layouts for a film that was dark and moody—suPERB effects for visual storytelling.

The first one below is a back alley panorama by the great Gustaf Tenggren, created to put the animators in the right mood. Holy cow, I love this piece — evoking the setting of dreams and nightmares that I've had over the years.

Below is a resulting layout of action through the alley.

Below is the foggy street where Geppetto looks for his boy.

Below is one of the attractions on Pleasure Island, a nightmarish place that I think I would enjoy, except that I don' wanna be turned inna no jack-ass donkey!!!

Below, did I say this film was dark? I meant it was DARK! Yay!


4 comments:

Cpt Pownzor said...

just as you said, some really dark works here

Jeff Overturf said...

I've always wanted to go there myself. And I'm not so sure being a donkey would be that bad either.

Annie said...

Hi Thom,
I love this series of posts. Disney's Pinocchio is one of my favorite Disney adaptations along with Snow White. When I was in high school and college I got to "animate" Pinocchio in a whole different way. I was a seasonal Disney character, and though I usually was Minnie Mouse or Mickey Mouse, on rare, rare occasion I got to be Pinocchio.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Annie, that is so cool!