beauty and the beast 1989

24 08 2014

around this time of the year, 25 years ago, a small team of artists from california and europe started to work on their version of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. you can read more about the story behind the scenes in several of my earlier posts ( here, here, here ) there was DON HAHN, the producer. ANDREAS DEJA and GLEN KEANE from animation, TOM SITO story, JEAN GILMORE visual development, DEREK GOGOL from london for production design, MICHAEL DUDOC DE WITT from london as well for storyboard, and me for storyboard, color and design, working in the animation studio of JILL and DICK PURDUM, in london. for a short time veterans MEL SHAW and WALT STANCHFIELD joined the team.

B+B 001
glen keane’s board
B+B 006
michael dudok de witt
B+B 37
derek gogol’s castle version with my colr additions
B+B 009
glen keane
B+B 015
B+B b
glen’s board
B+B 010
the team discussing storyboards
B+B 17
mel shaw and his pastel paintings
B+B 019
mel shaw
B+B 36
glen’s early beast version
B+B 10cc
part of glen’s boards
B+B bb
derek’s castle
B+B 9
glen’s board
B+B 014
derek gogol and jean gilmore
B+B 27
opening sequence by dick purdum
B+B 012
tom sito pitching
B+B 037
andreas deja’s character design and my color
B+B 38
glen’s action scenes
B+B 29
glen’s beauty and the beast

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7 responses

24 08 2014

very informative! And beautiful layout work. Thanks for showing!

24 08 2014

Soooo toll!!! Einer der ersten Trickfilme, die ich als Kind im Kino gesehen habe und mit ein Grund dafür, dass ich auch beruflich in Richtung Animation gegangen bin. Danke!!!

24 08 2014


25 08 2014
joscha van deijk

Everything you post about this initial version of B&B just blows me away, Hans. It is a real shame all this amazing work didn’t end up in the film, it would have been such a special and beautiful film… If you’d do a book about this unmade film I’d buy it!

Speaking of books, how is Dream Worlds 2 coming along?

from hans –
still in the works, 120 pages finished. maybe 6 more months…

25 08 2014
Kathleen Bieck

Brilliant! I remember Derek Gogol. We were working together in ’92 when the LA riots broke out. We were working late inside an ad agency in the. @!!@# Marina and had no idea what was going on! Until of course
We went outside and heard shots and figured it out. We kept working and art directors started calling to warn us. Derek kept answering ” fire house”. Crazy… He had to drive home that night on a motorcycle…

from hans –
nothing could probably shock him anymore, he had worked on that disaster version of B+B in london

26 08 2014

Very exciting stage in creating .Dereks castle is a vertically stretched version of Chambord.

28 08 2014

Wow. Thank you!

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