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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."


Read it all here! : knowtheartist.com/director-bar…

Blows our minds really. What could have been and all that.
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monikoko Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
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.
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ashzillaa Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
My professor was working on that film when they canceled it.
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:iconelioli:
ELIOLI Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Dangit :C
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DisneyPsycho Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is awesome! Thanks for sharing! :D
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:iconelioli:
ELIOLI Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Filmographer
No problem! And just to let you know, your commission is coming next :)
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DisneyPsycho Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool beans! :D
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The-Orange-One Featured By Owner 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!
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Lady-KL Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for linking this!
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michysoong Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student Filmographer
wow~ thanks for sharing!
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SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist
WOW.... O-O
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chucklepink Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012   General Artist
They decided to make Chicken Little instead? Seriously? I'm really sad now that we'll never get to see this movie, at least probably not the way he intended it to be. It sounds like it would have been really good.
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Furrama Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, I just feel all sorts of depressed now.

But hey, new dinosaur movie!
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:iconelioli:
ELIOLI Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Filmographer
The Dinosaur one is Pixar I believe, not Disney.
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Furrama Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012   Digital Artist
No, Animal Logic. Happy Feet, Legend of the Guardians. Used to do those old polar bear Coke commercials.
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ELIOLI Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Wait, what are you talking about? haha. I thought you were reffering to that new dinosaur movie from Pixar (being directed by Pete Doctor) that will be coming out. Yeah, ok, that other one! Gotch ya!
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Furrama Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012   Digital Artist
Ooooh. The Good Dinosaur thing. I completely forgot about it, I hadn't heard anything from it in so long.
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ELIOLI Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Haha, apparently, there are some dinosaur themed movies coming out. Sorry about the confusion!
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Malbenthomas Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student Filmographer
I actually found out about this in the book "Disney: Lost and Found". It doesn't surprise me that nobody's trying to bring it back up now a days.
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:iconelioli:
ELIOLI Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Well, it's brought up now isn't it?
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Malbenthomas Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student Filmographer
I meant at the studio. Because, I'd like to see this in theaters.
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:iconelioli:
ELIOLI Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Unless this had a lot of holes in the script. Maybe one day they'll pick it back up. It's very interesting.
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EHH123 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Disney released a book talking about abandoned movies including this one.
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ELIOLI Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Yupp! But I heard there wasn't as much text , or in depthness as one would like.
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Ion-Swan Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww,that's so interesting!Thanks for posting:hug:
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