Yes, I know. It’s way too early to be doing anything regarding the holidays but I had to get the jump on this particular holiday card. Anyway, it’s a reminder of how quickly time flies. Before you realize it the fall holidays are already upon us. It’s practically Halloween with Thanksgiving and Christmas soon to follow. As always, our Disney pals, Mickey, Donald and Goofy will be celebrating as well.
Holiday time always means a new batch of holiday motion pictures. Should you be a member of the Academy it also means a batch of new screeners and numerous screenings for the motion pictures vying for a nomination. It’s a feast for a movie geek, but it’s also somewhat overwhelming when faced with so many new films. Speaking of new films, look for the release of “Big Hero Six,” the latest offering from Walt Disney Animation Studios due for release in November. I can’t write anything about the film just yet, but I’ve already seen it so be prepared to be blown away. While we’re considering, “Feast,” that’s the name of Walt Disney Animation Studio’s new short that is sure to be an Oscar contender as well. I don’t mean to play favorites, but I will. I honestly thought we got “robbed” last year when “Get a Horse” failed to garner an Academy Award for best animate short.
So, allow me to get back to work and put the finishing touches on this Disney Holiday color sketch. It’s a commission, and like so many others I have stacked on my desk, I need to get back to it. Should you desire an original holiday sketch of your own I recommend you get your requests in early. My time is limited and I can only do so many of these things because each one is painted by hand. No computers used in this analog process we called, traditional hand drawn cartoons.