Coming Up For Air...

I can't believe it's been so long since I last posted anything on here. So much has happened in the year and a half since I posted about the Mickey Christmas Special. I'm Art Directing the Shorts now. There's a MICKEY RIDE in the works for Walt Disney World. (This is one of many promotional images I did up for that.)

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And in about a week's time I'm going to walk out on stage to receive an Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation for Background Design on our Halloween Special that came out last year! 

I'm still in shock about that one. It likely won't become real for me until I'm out on stage with a completely blank mind and a quickly growing dark spot across the front of my tux pants.

On that cheerful note, I'm going to do an enormous Mickey artwork dump now. I think this lot should cover some highlights for all of Season 4 and the Halloween Special. (Disclaimer: This post is going to get annoyingly large, so I hope I don't run into issues. Might end up being several posts.) All images © Disney TVA.

(Click on episode titles to watch the shorts!)

"Canned"

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(CG Fisheye Breakdown)

(CG Fisheye Breakdown)

(Still from final version)

(Still from final version)

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"The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular!"

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(I'll probably post more from the Halloween special in the near future. That was a very fun project, and I'm incredibly honored for the recognition!)

(I'll probably post more from the Halloween special in the near future. That was a very fun project, and I'm incredibly honored for the recognition!)

Thank you so much for stopping by! I'll have much more artwork up very soon.

All the best!

Me, Myself, & Mickey...

We keep cranking them out, so I'm going to keep posting stuff! We have some really fun stuff coming up later this year and next, so be sure to stay tuned!

Best to all. Thanks for stopping by.

"Split Decision"

"Entombed"

"No Reservations"

"Ku'u Lei Melody "

"Couple Sweaters"

"Turkish Delights"

"Sock Burglar"

"Dancevidaniya"

New Year, New Kid, New Post...

A lot happening around these parts. We had a new baby girl in late December, which takes up most of our time, but I'm still cranking out the Mickey work!

Hope you enjoy. Thanks for stopping in!

"Roughin' It"

"No"

"Road Hogs"

"Wonders of the Deep"

"¡Feliz Cumpleaños!"

There are a lot of crazy things in the works for 2016. I hope it's a terrific year for all of you!







More Mickey Examples...

Several more Mickey shorts have aired, so I thought I'd post some more stuff. (All images in this post are © Disney.)

I've included some character silhouettes to show more thought process. Often helps fill out the composition properly.

Hope all are well!

"Bottle Shocked"





"A Flower for Minnie"




(Stephen DeStefano designed the parade characters here.)

"Bronco Busted"





"Coned"








Mickey Dump...

Well I finally have a break from an insanely busy work schedule, and can post up some more Mickey Mouse shorts goodness.

Because I've neglected this blog for so long, this post will be on the hefty side. Hopefully I can get it all to upload properly!

In other Mickey news, we just took home a REPEAT win at the Emmys for Outstanding Short Format Animated Program! This time we won specifically for our "O Sole Minnie" short, examples from which can be found 2-3 blog posts ago. Massive Congratulations to everybody involved.

And now the artwork, all of which is © Disney 2013-2014...

"Potatoland"






"Adorable Couple"




"Sleepwalkin'"




"Third Wheel"



"Flipperboobootosis"



"O Futebol Classico"



"Tapped Out"


"Fire Escape"




"Eau du Minnie"





"Cable Car Chaos"




"Goofy's Grandma"





"Down the Hatch"









(unused early piece)

"Captain Donald"






It's hard to edit down all the work done for each short to just a few examples for display. I want to show it all, but I guess I have to leave you wanting more!

Our second season has started airing on the Disney channel, and will roll out over the next year. Lots of fun stuff in store, and more on the way! Thanks for stopping in!


Whole Mess of Mickey...

Hello, strangers. Got a pipin' fresh load of Mickey BGs for ya here. Hope you like them.

And I also forgot to post that we won the Emmy for Outstanding Short Format Animated Program a few months back! Pretty cool stuff.

Here's the little Cartoon Brew blurb.

While I'm at it, here's a link to the actual Mickey Mouse Shorts themselves.

(All images in these Mickey posts are ©Disney.)

Thanks for stopping in!

"'O Sole Minnie"







"Dog Show"





"Ghoul Friend"





                                               (Early concept piece.)

"Bad Ear Day"



                          (This last one is from a scene that was cut where
                        Minnie is waiting at the theatre entrance for Mickey.)

"Pandamonium"






More Mickeys...

Here are a few more samplings from the latest Mickey shorts to be released. It's hard to edit out the ones for display, as we did so many for each short, but I had a lot of fun doing them all. 

And on a side note, we found out last week that our very first short, "Croissant de Triomphe", is now nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Format Animation!

Awards are in late September. Fingers crossed!

"Tokyo Go"



"New York Weenie"



"Gasp"


 "Stayin' Cool"