Most of us in our field have our Dream/Fantasy projects. Some of the labors of love that eat away at my brain are redesigning and animating the Cowardly Lion from the Wizard of Oz singing, "If I Were King of the Forest" (one of the juiciest voice recordings to animate ever!!!) and the music video for Scatman Crothers version of Ghost Riders in the Sky just to name 2 of a zillion mental obsessions.
BUT! the one at the very top of that list, is to animate the Country Bear Jamboree straight to the recording! Yeah! Right?!!
I know you can all see the boards in your heads already! I do!! Anyways..... I ran across some of my sketches and boards for it I did a way back and wanted to share my madness. One of my concerns was what amount of Marc Davis's concepts and the final design to use? Just animate Marc's stuff straight? Or a hybrid? I'm thinking hybrid-ish. These are early sketches of Henry (with a little Big Al at the bottom). I'll post more of them soon. Maybe Little 'Ol Tenessee Bear and Gomer next :)