Thursday, August 23, 2012

Before They Were Famous...

About a decade ago, as successful companies are apt to do, Disney Consumer Products was trying to extend the then fabulously popular Pooh Brand by coming up with novel approaches to augment the storytelling of the original franchise. Seemed like a good idea at the time, but ultimately it resulted in a sharp divergence from the heart of the Winnie the Pooh phenomenon and combined with an over saturation of product in the marketplace and a Disney Channel show featuring the characters in oddly designed CG (yikes!) Pooh as a property fell into relative obscurity.

These sketches represent my early attempt to re-imagine the characters as babies....as if plush animals go through a physiological developmental cycle....I know...I know.....
Hey, I was just doing my job....chill.