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July 31, 2012


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"In 1999, director Barry Cook began work on an animated film which would merge hand-drawn and computer animation unlike any feature had ever done: My Peoples. The film was based on his short story The Ghost & His Gift, a retelling of The Canterville Ghost. Furthermore, it was infused with Cook's life, featuring much of the Appalachian music and folklore that had influenced him as a child. Thus, Cook worked with the Walt Disney Feature Animation studio in Florida to bring his vision to life."

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Blows our minds really. What could have been and all that.
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Technique where you put 3d textures over 3d model is well presented in this video: [link]
Theme of the animation is heavy but it shows amazingly how you can create art the way Disney tried.
My professor was working on that film when they canceled it.
ELIOLI Aug 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Dangit :C
That is awesome! Thanks for sharing! :D
ELIOLI Jul 31, 2012  Student General Artist
No problem! And just to let you know, your commission is coming next :)
The-Orange-One Jul 31, 2012  Professional Filmographer
In all honesty, with Paperman's already apparent success, I wouldn't be surprised if Disney decided to go further with "My People's" in the future. I would personally love to see that happen too, I know it would be a great success. Loving' the concept art and premise!

The saddest thing about this industry is that the really creative ideas are almost always rejected, or sent to the sidelines for ideas that are more mainstream and "hip" so to say. The artist wants to be inventive, and corporate wants it's money. Maintaining a balance can be difficult.

Kinda makes me question my career choice sometimes lol!
Lady-KL Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for linking this!
michysoong Jul 31, 2012  Student Filmographer
wow~ thanks for sharing!
WOW.... O-O
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