April 23, 2014

Pixar Concept Art

New ‘Monsters University’ Concept Art Unveiled At Walt Disney World

Monsters University Concept Art at Disney World

Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World celebrates the golden age of the film industry, with its beautiful structures and classic theme. The park grounds used to house the home of Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida, which was responsible for the development of such films as Mulan and Lilo & Stitch. That production building was later converted into an attraction where guests can visit and learn how Disney animated characters come to life. There is also a showroom inside that displays concept art for upcoming films. Monsters University concept art was recently added, and you can take a look at the beautiful pieces after the break!

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Gorgeous ‘Monsters University’ Concept Art Showcases Beautiful School Campus

Monsters University Concept Art - Gate Sketch

Getting a new Pixar film means that we also get to take another peek at the beautiful pre-production art that the talented artists at the studio put together to help them tell the story. We get to see the finished product in animation form, but it takes a lot of work to make the words leap from the script into the visual world. Art is created to help the filmmakers narrow their scope, a task that can be even more helpful in the case of Monsters University, a unique world limited solely by the imagination of those who work at Pixar. There is a new set of concept art pieces that have been released and they are as gorgeous as any artwork we have seen come out of the Emeryville-based studio. Take a look at their beauty after the break!

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‘Art of Monsters University’ Gets A New Cover Featuring Stunning Concept Art

The Art of Monsters University

As viewers, we do not get to see a thorough look at the behind-the-scenes process on Pixar films. Special features on Blu-ray/DVD releases and featurettes shared online give us but a glimpse of the years of work and thousands of pieces of artwork that are drafted up by those working on the film. The “Art of…” books for Pixar films shine a light on the concept art and other pieces of pre-production artwork, showcasing them on big glossy pages in a beautiful oversized hardcover. The art book for Monsters University is up next and its cover design was just updated with stunning new concept art, which you can see after the break!

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More Concept Art From Pixar’s Canceled Film ‘Newt’

Newt Concept Art by Katy Wu

Usually when Disney/Pixar announces a project, the film makes its way into theaters a few years later. While films in development at the studio have no doubt been canceled before, Pixar shocked many when it publicly canceled newt in 2010, a film that was to be headed by Lifted director Gary Rydstrom. Pixar acknowledged the cancellation in a creative way, by releasing several pieces of concept art from the film. A former Pixar artist has now shared her own newt pre-production art, which you can take a look at after the break!

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First Look: Concept Art For ‘The Good Dinosaur,’Inside The Mind’ Film, And ‘Dia de los Muertos’ Film

Dia de los Meurtos Film Concept Art

This past year has been the busiest that we have seen from Pixar, with the release of Brave, La Luna, PartySaurus Rex, Finding Nemo 3D, Monsters, Inc. 3D and the opening of Cars Land in Disney California Adventure. On New Year’s Eve, the animation studio is looking directly ahead, as a number of original films are in the works. Pixar has shared brand new concept artwork for several of its upcoming films over the next few years, which you can take a peek at after the break!

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Awesome: New ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Concept Art Features Animated John Lasseter

Wreck-It Ralph

Wreck-It Ralph may not be a Pixar film, but the latest animated film from Disney has me extremely excited for its creative and original storyline – an arcade game character named Wreck-It Ralph is a villain who is tired of being the “bad guy” and tours various gaming worlds to determine where he would best fit. Disney is looking to give the film an authentic video game feel with cameos from such well-known characters such as Sonic, Bowser, Q*Bert, and Chun-Li (among many others). It was already one of my most anticipated films of the year and then I saw some new concept art which has me even more thrilled. One piece even features a cameo from a certain famous Pixar and Disney personality! [Read more...]

Stunning ‘La Luna’ Concept Art

Art by Dice Tsutsumi

Each year, Pixar and Chronicle Books team up to release an art book based on the newest feature film from the animation studio. However, we have seen far less artwork from the pre-production of Pixar shorts – we saw a selection in The Art of Pixar Short Films hardcover (currently out of print) and in the recent Art of Pixar book. Artist Dice Tsutsumi, who worked with director Enrico Casarosa on La Luna‘s visual development, has released some stunning pieces of concept art created long before the short made its debut in theaters. Take a look at the artwork’s beauty after the break! [Read more...]

First Look: ‘Monsters University’ Concept Art [Updated]

Monsters University Concept Art

The highly anticipated prequel to Monsters, Inc., Monsters University, is only a year away, but we have yet to see much from the film. We saw some character artwork at the D23 Expo last summer, and the teaser trailer for the film has been playing with early screenings of Brave. The teaser should be debuting online soon, but to prepare for that, we have a special piece of concept art from the film. Take a peek after the jump! [Read more...]

Closer Look At More Stunning ‘Brave’ Concept Art


The downpour of Brave concept art continues! It’s Art Magazine has debuted several new pieces of concept art from the film, featuring a number of the main characters. We get to see more pre-production artwork for Merida, her family, along with the beautiful landscape of Scotland (which may as well be a character). Again, we have seen these before in the Disney World Brave exhibit, but one cannot deny that it is always better to get a better look at the art in a higher resolution format. Take a peek at the nine pieces of stunning artwork after the jump! [Read more...]

‘Brave’ Concept Art Reveals The King’s Fierce Side

Brave EW - King Fergus

Entertainment Weekly exclusively debuted a new piece of Brave concept art through its tablet version of the magazine. While the art has been seen before in the Brave exhibit at Disney World’s Hollywood Studios, this gives us a closer look at King Fergus. He may be all fun and games in the trailers and images that have featured him up to this point, but he clearly has a fierce side to him. Take a look at the concept art after the jump! [Read more...]

‘Brave’ Concept Art for Merida and Angus


To accompany the new Brave featurette profiling Princess Merida, Disney/Pixar has released official character descriptions along with some concept art giving us a closer look at the main character and her horse Angus. Merida is being told to follow tradition, but the fiery teenager that she is, she does not exactly want to be told what to do. After the jump, read the official descriptions and check out the great pre-production artwork! [Read more...]

New ‘Brave’ Concept Art Features Mysterious Forest

BRAVE Travel Progression: Forest - Concept Art

I was one of a lucky few invited to learn more about Brave at Pixar last week. We were shown 30 minutes from the film and were able to speak to director Mark Andrews, producer Katherine Sarafian, and several more of the employees who are now working to finish up the film soon. Additionally, we were able to see some of the pre-production art created to give the artists a visual perspective of the film. The art was so stunning and full of personality that I could stand and look at the pieces all day. We now have the chance to do that with a gorgeous piece that Disney/Pixar revealed through their Facebook page. Check it out after the jump! [Read more...]

Behind the Scenes of ‘Brave’


The publicity train for Brave keeps on chugging, which is a good thing for those who cannot wait to find out more about Pixar’s latest animated film. Yesterday, Disney/Pixar released a 2 1/2 minute clip from Brave, which showed us how fierce Merida can be with her bow and her attitude. Today, TIME has published an article going behind the scenes of the film, with pictures of the research process and a storyboard that goes along with the clip unveiled yesterday. Check out the images after the jump! [Read more...]

Closer Look At ‘Brave’ Pre-Production Art At Disney World

Brave Disney World Art - Image 10

Yesterday, we featured a few pictures of the new Brave display at Disney World’s Magic of Disney Animation attraction. While it gave us a glimpse into the film’s pre-production art, it naturally left us wanting a closer look. If you live near Orlando, Florida, it has now become a must-see exhibit. For those unable to make the trip, Denise from MouseSteps has you covered. She has captured dozens of close-ups, as well as a video walking through the various pieces of artwork and maquettes. Take a closer look at the Brave display after the jump! [Read more...]

More ‘Brave’ Artwork Revealed At Disney World


Every year, Disney World showcases artwork from behind the scenes of upcoming Pixar films in its Animation exhibit. Pixar’s highly anticipated Brave is now on full display at the theme park. Unless you were lucky enough to attend the great “Art of Brave” panel at last year’s D23, you likely have not seen much more than a few pieces of concept art from the film. Twitter user Banks Lee, who is a self-described “Disney Parks fanatic” has shared a few images from the exhibit (kudos to @Stitch Kingdom for pointing the images out). Take a look at the images after the jump! [Read more...]

D23 2011: First Look At Monsters University – New Details, 20+ Character Images

D23 2011 - Monsters University Art 17

Before today, Monsters University was a fairly mysterious film. Sure, we knew that it would take us on a journey through the early relationship of Mike and Sulley in a college setting, but other details were hard to come by. Additionally, the only visual we had seen for the film was the logo, which was released a few months ago. Needless to say, people were anxious for more information about this prequel to the beloved Monsters, Inc.. Read on for details on the film, the voice cast, and a look at over 20 images of the characters’ designs. [Read more...]

Disney: John Carter Teaser Poster, Concept Art Released

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Finding Nemo and WALL-E director Andrew Stanton is venturing into live-action with the upcoming Disney production, John Carter (formerly titled John Carter of Mars) and while it is not a Pixar film, we will be covering the sci-fi film since we figured that many fans of Pixar films are anxiously awaiting to see Stanton’s vision once again. After all, WALL-E was Pixar’s foray into a science-fiction inspired story, and it was easily one of the studio’s most original pieces of work. Considering the man who brought us that unique perspective is the one in charge of John Carter, and looking at the fantastic concept art for the film that has been released, this certainly has the potential to be a great film. [Read more...]

Pixar Website Yields More Cars 2 Concept Art

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Pixar recently updated its official website to spotlight Cars 2, which is now due for release in just a few short weeks. Many of the details listed have been known for quite some time, but digging through the site, we came across several new pieces of concept art for the film which had not been publicly released before. The pieces are more examples of the beauty that emerges from the creative minds at the studio. We are huge fans of concept art here and think you will soak up these images, as we did. Take a look at the 11 images here but note that the images are not in hi-res. [Read more...]

Cars 2 Celebrates The Royal Wedding

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As the marketing for Cars 2 is kicking into high gear, there have been some creative ads and posters created for the film. Apparently, there is some wedding happening tomorrow and it is such a huge event that even Cars 2 has taken notice. To mark the occasion, Disney/Pixar has released a poster, a new trailer, and a piece of concept art that are all England-centric. Read on to take a look at how Pixar is celebrating the royal wedding! [Read more...]

Disney/Pixar Releases Plethora Of Cars 2 Concept Art

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Today was a big day for Cars 2, as Disney/Pixar has provided us with the widest look at the film yet. Over the past few months, a few images of concept art from the upcoming film have been released here and there. While they gave us glimpses at the various locales the film will visit, they were nothing like what we now have our hands upon today. Stunning really does not capture the essence of the artistic talent seen here, but take a look and see the 20 pieces for yourself! [Read more...]