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!


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!