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  1. Marin Kalebota says:

    Wow. It’s unbelievable! Hurrah! Hurrah! HURRAH!

  2. Terrific update! …thanks for the insight on the whole live action reference process. I learned about Don’s method of using photostats from his Art Of Animation book. The whole controversy of rotoscoping or using live action footage for reference irritates me. Don himself addressed this topic many times during his on line classes from 2010 to 2012; he always emphasized on the importance of exaggerating and to caricature the footage of the live action versus straight up tracing the image. I started using photostats on my most recent work and I have to admit that thanks to this process my animation has started to look more believable.
    I’m looking forward to the next update!

  3. Angel Bee says:

    I am very excited for all the news and updates to this project. The more I hear about it as an aspiring animator, the more inspired I become; especially with John H.’s testimony. I know it had to be an honor to meet and greet the heroes that made him interested in animation just as they have inspired many others like me after him. I am very excited to see how the live-action shots will translate into the animation! Funnily enough, I made my own fan drawn concept of what I imagined a young Daphne to look like over 6 months ago and the very dress that the young actress is wearing in the photo has the same general shape as the one I drew! 😀 (aside from the short sleeves) I can’t wait to see how you both will draw out the younger characters in motion. And I am sure the rest of the pitch with the hard work and dedication you always present to the table will be outstanding! Thank you for all of these updates and for continuing to inspire many future animation enthusiasts to come.

  4. Jon Turner says:

    Are those two kids the same ones who recorded the voices for young Dirk and young Daphne? They look familiar.

  5. Nicolas Laudadio says:

    Most. Awesome. Update. Yet!

  6. Spokavriel (Daniel T. Stack) says:

    I am looking forward to the letter and poster. Any chance we might get to see some of the Live Action reference or maybe Bloopers? Maybe edited in ways to not give away the whole reel?

  7. Brian says:

    WOW! Things are REALLY moving! I hope the Master Class goes well! And that everyone has fun! I wish I could’ve gone to that level of the campaign, or that I liked taking long trips… lol But yeah, I hope it all goes smoothly! 😀

    The pic of the live action actors/references is cool, it’ll make for an interesting comparison when the characters are animated! 😀

    So, the animation will be hand-made right? But what about the camera? Do you have your own version of the multi-plane camera? Or will they be scanned into a computer?
    Forgive my ignorance, but the last behind-the-scenes thing I’ve seen with animation was an old Walt Disney Presents, in which some guy, Robert…. Benchly I think his last name was, and he was going through the different parts of the studio. I believe that was to show The Reluctant Dragon… it’s been awhile since I last saw that. 😉

    I had a theoretical design for a home-sized multi-plane camera back in high school, kind of based on what I saw in that Walt Disney Presents episode I referenced above.. But I couldn’t figure out how to raise and lower the levels of the planes evenly. So it never got outside of my head. LOL

    Anyway, it’s great to hear that things are progressing so quickly and so well! ^_^

  8. Spokavriel (Daniel T. Stack) says:

    The Dragon’s Lair Poster has made it. And yeah I am still going for Foam core acid free with a UV blocking lens just having trouble with the locating of a proper local framer.

  9. Frank Sudol says:

    Pretty cool details on the early progress of Dragon’s Lair. Thanks!

  10. Mariano J. Del Franco says:

    Great! I´m really excited on how´s everything progressing, and the careful work you are doing for the movie. As a traditional animation lover and former assistan animator, I really enjoy to see the process. It surely will be something great!! Thanks a lot for doing this! 🙂

  11. I love this behind the scenes. Thank you Don and Gary for keeping us in tune. Amazing job like the old days in Disney studios. I can’t wait !!!

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