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howtotrainyourdragon:

“The trip to Norway really influenced the look of the movie…We went into ice caves that are a kind of blue I’ve never seen before; it is almost unreal because it’s so vivid. In the film, we tried to bring those splashes of color into something that would otherwise look monotonously white.” –Roger Deakins, visual consultant
Concept art by Pierre-Olivier Vincent

howtotrainyourdragon:

“The trip to Norway really influenced the look of the movie…We went into ice caves that are a kind of blue I’ve never seen before; it is almost unreal because it’s so vivid. In the film, we tried to bring those splashes of color into something that would otherwise look monotonously white.” –Roger Deakins, visual consultant

Concept art by Pierre-Olivier Vincent

howtotrainyourdragon:

“Ice expelled by the Bewilderbeast has a very different texture, quality, and color than realistic ice. For example, the greenish tint of this ice tends to dominate the backdrop of Valka’s cave.” –Mike Necci, digital supervisor, environments
Concept art by Pierre-Olivier Vincent

howtotrainyourdragon:

“Ice expelled by the Bewilderbeast has a very different texture, quality, and color than realistic ice. For example, the greenish tint of this ice tends to dominate the backdrop of Valka’s cave.” –Mike Necci, digital supervisor, environments

Concept art by Pierre-Olivier Vincent

The complexity of Humpty Dumpty’s character comes through in his diagram, notes and elaborate maps.

The complexity of Humpty Dumpty’s character comes through in his diagram, notes and elaborate maps.

“The world we were creating had to be completely original yet hold elements of familiarity otherwise it would look like a sci-fi planet and not our own prehistoric Earth.” -Paul Duncan, art director

“The world we were creating had to be completely original yet hold elements of familiarity otherwise it would look like a sci-fi planet and not our own prehistoric Earth.” -Paul Duncan, art director

“It’s just easy to imagine that cats sneak away at night to gather, maybe even dance. We always knew we wanted Puss to dance. A flamenco-style dance seemed obvious. The posturing, the attitude, the ego - all are very much in character for Puss.” -Robert Persichetti Jr., head of story

“It’s just easy to imagine that cats sneak away at night to gather, maybe even dance. We always knew we wanted Puss to dance. A flamenco-style dance seemed obvious. The posturing, the attitude, the ego - all are very much in character for Puss.” -Robert Persichetti Jr., head of story

“Rome features a sunset with exaggerated oranges and siennas that heighten the romance of Italy.” -Kendal Cronkhite, production designer from Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

“Rome features a sunset with exaggerated oranges and siennas that heighten the romance of Italy.” -Kendal Cronkhite, production designer from Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

“Shifu guides Po in the next level of kung fu training, which requires more of a spiritual than physical focus in the search for inner peace.” -Jennifer Yuh Nelson, director of Kung Fu Panda 2

“Shifu guides Po in the next level of kung fu training, which requires more of a spiritual than physical focus in the search for inner peace.” -Jennifer Yuh Nelson, director of Kung Fu Panda 2

“Once they poke through the clouds, it feels as if they are on top of the world.” Christian Schellewald, art director

“Once they poke through the clouds, it feels as if they are on top of the world.” Christian Schellewald, art director

“Since Eep is a blend of both her parents, we gave her a wide, triangle-shaped body on top, which indicates that she’s tough and athletic; a round face, indicating her softer, more feminine side; and diamond-shaped hair.” -Takao Noguchi, character designer

“Since Eep is a blend of both her parents, we gave her a wide, triangle-shaped body on top, which indicates that she’s tough and athletic; a round face, indicating her softer, more feminine side; and diamond-shaped hair.” -Takao Noguchi, character designer

“We wanted a villain with really bad taste.” -Walt Dohrn, head of story and voice of Rumpelstiltskin of Shrek Forever After

“We wanted a villain with really bad taste.” -Walt Dohrn, head of story and voice of Rumpelstiltskin of Shrek Forever After