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!

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"








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"



Mickey Mouse Shorts...

Since the Mickey Shorts I've been working on for ages have finally started to air, I can show off some examples of the mountains of work we've been making! This is just a tiny bit of the vast amount of work done for every short, but you can get an idea of what was involved. These are posted in order of production, and are all copyrighted by Disney.

"Croissant de Triomphe"








"No Service"






"Yodelberg"








It's very exciting to see all the great responses to these shorts. We've certainly been busting our butts on each and every one of them, and the final product (I hope) reflects all the passion and effort. I'll be posting more as the new episodes premiere, so keep checking back for more.