Friday, May 12, 2006

Baloo, Bagheera, and Mowgli






In the book Baloo is this cranky old teacher, and not the free spirit we see in the Disney flick. So I made him look like the stern tutor he is. I like his lips.

7 comments:

S.T. Lewis said...

Baloo looks like Liver Lips McGraw from the Country Bear Jamboree at Disneyland... only more blue. Excellent! These are both great, Jed. You're awesome.

Adrian Ropp said...

How is Baloo supposed to eat Prickly Paws with lips like that? Great "two-fer" from the mighty Jedulous!

Swanimator said...

Nice strong designs Jed. It really does give their characters a different feel from the movie. It'd be interesting to think of what voices to cast to fit the characters.

Taylor Krahenbuhl said...

Jed, these are amazing man!!!!! All three I would put behind glass in my office...wait....I don't have an office...well..you get the idea! Great stuff bro!

J Chad Erekson said...

I like these a lot. Your drawings have a flourish to them. It’s neat that your Jungle Book experience extends beyond the movie.

Ken Chandler said...

Great stuff Jed! I like the lips too, they're so stickin' out! Funny!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THIS BALOO!
Showing how incredibly old I am-(YET anonymous!HeeHee!)-I read the Rudyard Kipling books as a kid BEFORE The Jungle Book came out-& was REALLY suprised how they changed Baloo from the books!!!
I thought Bagheera should have been the fun,free spirit based on the BOOKS.Thinking design & animation, it was easier to dance Baloo around than the more correct panther.I love the classic & also
Your design is GREAT!
cee