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Lilo and Stitch - One Sequence, One Version by alohalilo Lilo and Stitch - One Sequence, One Version by alohalilo
How many drawings in a storyboarded sequence? Well, here's one. Sequence, that is. At the end of Lilo and Stitch we were cataloging and packing up our story drawings. We got to talking about how thick the piles were. Eventually someone suggested we take a picture of the drawings for one sequence. We used the floor of a large open meeting room in the Florida studio, and brought in a scissor lift as a platform for the photographer. Then we spread out the drawings. We were all surprised just how large an area they covered. Bela Temesvary shot the picture. Then he suggested I sit in the middle of them for posterity.

Now, if you're still reading, bear in mind that this is not just one sequence from the film, but one VERSION of one sequence. Sharp-eyed observers will note that this is the obsolete chase sequence that featured a 747. That version was dropped after September 11. So this entire thing wasn't used. Nor is this the first version of this sequence - I boarded it at least once before this. So this is probably version 2. I boarded it again from scratch at least one more time after this one was scrapped.

Most people board on Cintiq now, but I still do it on paper. It's nice to have original drawings to sit on at the end.
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Lilo and Stitch - One Sequence, One Version by `alohalilo

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Wow that is a lot of drawings and just for that one sequence. Lilo and Stitch is one of my favoret movies.
Spirit-DetectiveD Mar 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Love your art style.
AsjJohnson Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanna help make a movie. But it does look like a lot of work.
dylanmc12 Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
From 1995-2004, pretty much all Disney movies were really disapointing. Except from Lilo and Stitch, The Emporer's New Groove (SMASH IT WITH A HAMMA) and for a disney sequel, Stitch Has A Glitch was nothing short of amazing.

I would jump at the chance to be an art director, for video game, animated movie, whatever. I suppose it's just a selfish need to leave my mark - any mark - on the world that does't involve the death of 70 people and requesting a PS3 in prison, but looking through your gallery and sketchbooks, you've honestly made my favourite movies, and some of the favourite pieces of art in general.

...too personal. And wordy. Whatever. I'm sure this ilttle mini-paragraph will turn it from a pretentious spewing of one's boring artistic dreams to a humorous litle snippet of self-awareness.
oKeaton Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everytime my art program crashes on me from now on, ill look at this picture and think that picture I spent a couple hours on that got completely cleared? I lost nothing compared to this entire section being just chucked out. 

I wish I could get a more clear view of all the art, everything that gets tossed out from these amazing films. What I wouldnt give to see the creativity and ideas that were once sketched out :heart:
Thank you so much for well...This...Lilo and Stitch is easily my favorite movie and has always helped me when I'm feeling down.
SankaJones Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lilo and Stitch: one of the few Disney movies I saw on the big screen as a kid and definitely one of Disney's best movies hands down! :D
LordAkiyama Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, I gotta ask the question. How much wall space would this have to take up? :XD:
adventuresofp2 Dec 9, 2013  Professional Filmographer
This is an awesome shot Chris. It's amazing how many panels we do that will never be seen. This is a great reminder to future story artists what to expect.

Peter Paul

Story Artist
Dragons: Defenders of Berk
gir240 Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist
You will forever be my hero cris you made my childhood
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