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Some interesting tidbits in the screenplay right here: Travis was supposed to be two separate characters: the "weasel kid" sat next to Gideon during Judy's play was NOT Travis, and Travis was meant to be a wolf.

Drill Instructor's name is Major Friedkin.
Does anybody follow Awards Season? I do, because it's usually the best way to get film music. But lo and behold, Zootopia is up for several nominations, not just Best Original Score and Best Song. Best Screenplay as well. Know where I'm going with this? Yup, this link below will get you to the OFFICIAL Zootopia screenplay.…
Nick And Judy as Kirito and Asuna (early sketch) by ggctuk
Nick And Judy as Kirito and Asuna (early sketch)
NOTE: This is an unfinished piece. I'm waiting for my new fineliner set before I ink this, and I'm not yet sure how I will colour it - either with pencils or through Photoshop. Nick takes the role of Kirito and Judy takes the role of Asuna The Flash here.
Just purchased a set of new fineliners which range from 0.05m to 0.8m. The fineliner I use ATM is a staedler 0.3m, and I need thinner lines for smaller drawings.


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Just a simple guy who does drawings of various things I like every once in a while. This art's all a mixed bunch because of that.

Favourite genre of music: Films & Shows
Favourite style of art: Anime/manga
Operating System: Windows Vista
Favourite cartoon character: Simba
Yeah, I don't really write much here these days. However, I felt I needed to comment on what was revealed at D23. As people may know, or not, I'm a huge fan of The Lion King. And it seems the new series will shed some light on the backstory of the world of The Lion King as well as telling a new story. For that, I'm actually kind of hyped.

Here's what has been detailed:

  • Voice cast-wise every character that so far has been named as appearing has been confirmed. It is the previous characters that intrigue me particularly. Simba is to be voiced by Rob Lowe, replacing Matthew Broderick (as I understand it, Broderick washed his hands of the series a long time ago, probably over a dispute with Disney) and Cam Clarke, who voiced Simba in the previous Lion King spinoff media (and provided Simba's singing voice for the second film). Nala is to be voiced by Gabrielle Union, replacing Moira Kelly. Kiara is to be voiced by Eden Riegel, replacing Neve Campbell. Timon is to be voiced by Kevin Schon, who has voiced Timon in various spinoff media prior to this series, including some episodes of the Timon and Pumbaa TV series (he shared the role with Nathan Lane, who like Broderick seems to have washed his hands of the series). Pumbaa is to be voiced by Ernie Sabella, the only actor in other media to voice Pumbaa so far. Rafiki is to be voiced by Khara Payton, replacing Robert Guillaume (Guillaume is 87 and appears to be retired now as he hasn't really been in anything since 2012). Zazu is voiced by Jeff Bennett, who previous sang The Morning Report for Zazu in the 2003 DVD re-release of the film (replacing Edward Hibbert from the previous two films). Last but not least, Mufasa is voiced by James Earl Jones, making him the second of two actors from the first film to reprise their roles.
  • The Lion Guard will have a history behind it. It existed in previous generations where there was a younger sibling to a King or King-in-waiting. Scar had at one point been in charge of the Lion Guard. However, the power went to his head and he started having designs on the throne kept by his brother. Scar tried to use the Lion Guard to overthrow Mufasa but the lions that comprised it refused to betray their King, and so Scar used the Roar of the Elders to destroy them. You can't use it for evil, so Scar was deposed from the title of leader of the Lion Guard, and apparently became the gaunt, salloy, sulky lion we see at the start of the first film as punishment. Simba had no siblings so he didn't have a Lion Guard.
  • With regards to the rules, Kion seems to be the opposite of both his father as a cub and his older sister.
  • Seems there's many callbacks to previous films: Kion puncing on Bunga like Nala did to Simba, the Gorge, the Outlands, the hyenas...

From the looks of things, this may be good. The whole idea of the "Roar of the Elders" is a bit silly, but it's in a world where the ghosts of the previous Kings can interfere and Rafiki sees things through dust in a tortoise shell, so it's not far removed from what's already established.

Some of this has in all honesty been received in a mixed fashion by older TLK fans, but let's be fair, this series is aimed at kids. There are quite clearly going to be bits that older fans, such as myself, will recognise.

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Fire-Aqua-Stars97 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015
Lion king fan arent you
ggctuk Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
I am, yes. It's one of my favourite animated films (along with Wolf Children and Summer Wars)
Fire-Aqua-Stars97 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
Wich lion king movie you like the most
ggctuk Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
Well, the first one the most. The second one's okay. The third one's a bit of an insult (it carries the name The Lion King III in the United Kingdom)
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Jetsetradioremixsega Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Thanks for the watch.
YamiAyanami Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
Thank you very much for the :+fav: !
Atlasfield Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks for visit my gallery, and happy new year. :meow:
LexaKiness Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for the watch! ^^
Abakuu Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx for the fav
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