1001 arabian nights

17 06 2010

this is the first palace painting RICHARD VANDERWENDE, the production designer, did for disney’s ALADDIN in 1990.

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more baghdad

19 06 2009

following are some more sketches for disney’s ALADDIN

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tiger 2

11 06 2009

the following sketches were part of my work for disney’s ALADDIN in aug. 1990. a stone-tigerhead was supposed to erupt out of the desert sand. his mouth was the entrance to the huge cave-labyrinth where the lamp was hidden. besides the tigerhead I could work on the cave, with the treasure room and the lamp-rock, as well as the chaos climax with lava eruptions, underwater scenes and the carpet flight through the cave. more designs later…

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middle east 1990

29 11 2008

the first irak war, or GULF WAR, lasted from august 2, 1990 to february 28, 1991. around the time when the war began, disney started the production of ALADDIN. believe me, it was not connected. the preproduction ( of the film ) had begun way earlier. of course everybody was worried that the conflict might mean an end for the project.
following are some of my designs of the cave sequence, the tigerhead, the collapsing underworld, lava eruptions and melting treasures. a lot of fun…

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