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++ To watch the movie please go to youtu.be/5-H-QHXr05U ++

The song is from the movie Thumbelina, sang by Jodi Benson who is the voice actor of Ariel.
This is an animation that I did at the end of my second year of my Animation studies in Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.

If you wish to see all my movies please visit My YouTube Channel

For a huge article (that will answer MOST of your questions ) about Animation and Lady Ice that I wrote please go to: news.deviantart.com/article/10...
Of course feel free to write to me any comment/question you have and I'd gladly reply to you.

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Traditional Hand Drawn Animation Pencil on Paper
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:iconmermaidiagal204:
Hi there! I just absolutely adored your animation. Not only is the Little Mermaid one of my favorite animated movies; but I loved how you incorporated different Jodi Benson roles into the lip syncing in your videos. Being completely honest here; this animation hit it out of the ballpark. It was also one of the most creative pieces of work I've seen. I plan to look at more of your pieces. I hope to see more new pieces of work in the near future and for you to maybe check out my profile as well. Excellent work and peace out! :)
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:iconblackrockshooterfan9:
I love this so much!
your animation is gorgeous!
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:iconmermaidiagal204:
mermaidiagal204 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Oh my gosh! I <3 it!! Excellent job! :)
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:icon1redgirl1:
1redgirl1 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
wow really good lip syncing. it gave my goosebumps
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:iconmermadia999:
Mermadia999 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Filmographer
i love this
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:iconeinatsu:
Einatsu Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Oh, that's lovely. I didn't know it was the same voice actor, so this is a wonderful and pleasant surprise :)
I hope to also get into the animaton department in Bezalel, so it's wonderful to see those kind of works from someone who studied there[link]
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:iconlpdisney:
LPDisney Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Cool. I'm sure you'll enjoy studying there.
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:icondaviskingdom:
Daviskingdom Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
I am so thankfull for this animation, it always inspires me so much when i watch it, it makes me believe i can do things like this if i keep training and learning
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:iconsummerswirlspin:
SummerSwirlSpin Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
hi where did you get the ariel version from?
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:iconlpdisney:
LPDisney Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Filmographer
huh?
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:iconsummerswirlspin:
SummerSwirlSpin Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
well on your animation it sounds like ariel who sings how did you do that?
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:iconlpdisney:
LPDisney Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Filmographer
It's a song from thumbelina sang by Jodi Benson who is the voice actor of Ariel.
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:iconsummerswirlspin:
SummerSwirlSpin Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
i know but how do you make it sound like ariel
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:iconlpdisney:
LPDisney Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thumbelina (animated) = Jodi Benson (a real person) = Ariel (animated)
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:iconsummerswirlspin:
SummerSwirlSpin Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Did you make the song up?
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:iconlpdisney:
LPDisney Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Filmographer
no, it's from Thumbelina, sang by Jodi Benson who is the voice actor of Ariel.
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:iconsummerswirlspin:
SummerSwirlSpin Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Oh ok thanks.
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:iconmorningdew123:
morningdew123 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
It's reeeeally good! :D
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:iconmissyalissy:
missyalissy Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
I love this video I watch it all the time its so nicely animated...I could never do anything like that, I dont have the patience ^-^
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:iconhoshi-dono:
Hoshi-dono Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love watching this. When will the final be done?
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:iconlpdisney:
LPDisney Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Professional Filmographer
emmm.. never. I never said this will be done someday. It's only from my second year at animation school.
This is it!
Sorry.
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:iconhoshi-dono:
Hoshi-dono Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwww! My best friend we love the video and we're wondering! You did such a great work though! Especialy with Lady Ice.
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:iconlpdisney:
LPDisney Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Professional Filmographer
thanks and sorry again.
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:iconxxsweeneylovettxx:
xXSweeneyLovettXx Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE THIS. :heart: :heart:
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:iconfapingmulan:
FaPingMulan Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Amazing well done :3
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:iconmeme-lorraine:
Meme-Lorraine Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow, the song was amazing and how Ariel sung it. Beautiful. :D
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:iconsaphireflames:
SaphireFLames Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
awwwwwwwww :clap:
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:iconfantasygold:
FantasyGold Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG O.O I love it <3
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:iconbb-draws-things:
bb-draws-things Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
Nice job. xD
One of these days I'm going to try and animate things. I always wanted to work for Disney in some way shape or form, and animation seems cool for me, I learned how to draw from their books after all.
Anyway, I'm sure one day you're going to make it into Disney, you have a talent.
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:iconcartoonist4eternity:
cartoonist4eternity Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Ariel is the best character ever!
The song is great as well as the animation!
This is what i'm going to school for too.
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:icondearha:
Dearha Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
So beautiful *_*
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:iconsandrake:
sandrake Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
wow its realy asowme how you made it ! its verry good too ! it must me hard too make it or am i wrong?
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:iconlpdisney:
LPDisney Featured By Owner May 21, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Yes, it was quite hard, especially trying to keep Ariel looking like herself.
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:iconsandrake:
sandrake Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
i see, i'm trying it too bhut then as pokémon :d P
i think pokémon its a little easyer... becaus they don't relay move so many time's and making so many faces of them selfs hehe :d i whoot love too see more of rouy thing good luck whit it !
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:iconcarrie-phox:
Carrie-Phox Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
i love this animation, song's from Thumbelina and I must say it suits Ariel a lot (d'uh same voice I believe)
but I mean for Disney animation too

I give this a 9.5 of what you have done
Wish i could see a colored version of that, but XD
since it's an oldie I don't think you would any time since you work on your other project as well, I hope to animate 'Kama' one day too, but it seems all so hard...

You must have the patients of a (can not think of any animal with lots of patients...) ...
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:iconlpdisney:
LPDisney Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007  Professional Filmographer
a turtle maybe?
hey, thanks for all the good words. you are right - this is an old project and I won't be coloring it. sorry.
again, thank you, it warms my heart.
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:icontrishna87:
trishna87 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uhm..WOW!!!
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:iconemeraldshine:
emeraldshine Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007   Digital Artist
wooooooooowww
this is sooooo awesome! the animation is fantastic and its a wonderful song that fits!

excellent job!
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:iconmoonbabe1989:
moonbabe1989 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved this one! The little mermaid had always been my favorite disney movie :D and i watched thumbelina to death back then too, that was my absolute favorite song from that movie! i think i may watch it tonight.... um, you said you studied animation at school, are you planning on working on movies? i just think thatd be a fun job :-D
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:iconlpdisney:
LPDisney Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007  Professional Filmographer
my main goal is to work for disney! but for now I work at a company that makes animated commercials for television. hey, it's a start.
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:iconmoonbabe1989:
moonbabe1989 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, thats true its a start :D itd be fun to work at disney! do you think youd get free passes to disney world? lol :)
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:iconlpdisney:
LPDisney Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Maybe a discount.. but let's say that even if I'll have to pay a full price I will still go and work for them.
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:iconcancerianmermaid:
CancerianMermaid Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
I love the Little Mermaid X3!! I believe the song is also from Thumbelina =]! Great animation! I love this one and the Lady Ice animation XD!!! This is a favourite =]!
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
Wow, this must be wonderful to see the own drawn characters come to life! :)
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:iconlpdisney:
LPDisney Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007  Professional Filmographer
yes, it's a magic that you understand only when you work for hours and hours on something and then you see it come to life.
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:iconviridianvenus:
ViridianVenus Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have always wanted to know, how do you work out the timing in your animations? I know that if you want your character to make a slow movement you don't move them very much from frame to frame and if you want them to make a quick movement you move them a lot more from frame to frame, but how do you work out exactly how far you need to move each part of their body to get a realistic looking movement? And how do you do lip sync? How do you know at what frame to start mouth movements and which to use to make it match with the recorded audio? it's always blown my mind.
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:iconlpdisney:
LPDisney Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007  Professional Filmographer
I wrote a really long answer and then my computer got stuck and it was deleted... so I will make it short, sorry.
there are basically 3 steps when you work on a scene. the first step is posing, where you set the location of the character in the frame, the proportions, etc. it is a very general guide line to see that the character will be able to do her action as it should be. then step 2 is drawing the key frames. you draw the major points in the action, like if the character is looking from right to left, then you draw her head to the right, then in the middle, then to the left. then you take the key frames and scan them to a program (I use CTP) and there you put the keys in the timeline and start testing your animation. it's called linetest. you can check if a certain movement is too fast or too slow or the action is wrong. you go back and forward fixing the timing or even the keys themselves, until you reach the desired result. then you go to the final step - drawing the inbetween. you just fill in the blanks between the keys according to the timing you set.
I should tell you that an animator never knows what will be the final result. it's always a bit not like he or she thought. sometimes my animation even looks better than I thought it would. also sometimes animators use reference, meaning filming themselves doing the action and then analyzing it for their animation. I'm not talking about copying the frames, a process called rotoscoping, I am talking about learning the movements, the main keys, analyzing it and adapt it to your animation. even disney use this system.
as for lipsync, it's a very easy process. you load the sound to a program (there are so many of them) and there you go frame by frame and set the right syllable. the program has a library of mouth pictures for each syllable, such as A, F, B etc. you set the right mouth for each frame and then you can play the mouths and see if your lipsync is ok. when this is done you just copy/print your list of syllables and add it to your exposure sheet, which is the guideline to your animation (you write everything there to help you not loosing your way in the scene). then when you draw frame 10 for example and you see that you need to draw an S, you just draw the right mouth possition. it's really easy. the hard part is actually draw the facial expression according to the word.
I see that in the end I wrote a longer reply then I wanted to. oh, well, at leasy I hope I answered your question.
and this time I'm saving the text before posting it...
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ViridianVenus Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, yeah that makes sense. Another couple of questions if you don't mind:

How do you keep consistency from frame to frame? If i draw something and then trace it that tracing is gonna have minute differences but in every animated movie i've seen the drawings are rock steady. How do you keep the lines from being all wiggly and jumpy when played back in sequence?

You said the hard part about lip sync is drawing the expressions according to the word, so how do you do it? I've seen movies with very impressive subtle facial acting of the characters.

Last question i promise. I know that movies have different people animating different segments so how do they go about keeping character consistency. Not as far as character design goes i know all the animators have model sheets, but as far as the way a particular character moves and such?

Thanks for putting up with my 3rd degree, i just find this stuff fascinating!
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LPDisney Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Consistency – well, in most animated movies there is the process of Cleanup. Once the rough animation is done by the animator, it is transferred to the cleanup artist that traces the same frames with a clean, solid line. His job is also making sure that the animator didn’t miss things in the character (such as a tattoo or an earring). So actually the drawings you see in the final product are not the animator’s, but the cleanup artist’s. when I did my “the final stand” I didn’t do cleanup there, so you can see the rough animation with the lines “dancing around”. I have to say that this is my favorite way of animation. It was also used in some Disney shorts, and even old movies like the jungle book had this style of line. A cleanup artist’s job is very hard - he has to be very organized and has to know how to draw a very clean and fine line. It’s a whole different department and occupation.
Facial expressions – well, practice, practice, practice. I think that’s basically it. You have to be a good artist to be able to draw subtle facial expressions. It’s actually harder than big extravagant expressions, because by changing a line just a little bit you need to get the exact expression you want. And to move it all together with the body in the animation – yep, it’s hard. That’s what make someone a good animator, that he can act with his drawings.
Character consistency – ok. This is how it goes: there’s the supervisor animator for each character. His job is to make the major important scenes (only the key frames), and to overlook the other animators and making sure the character looks the same and act the same. Everything about his character goes through him. Beneath him are the other animators. For the main character it can be a team of…I don’t know… 6 animators more or less. And they are just the key animators. There are also the inbetweeners that fill in the frames between the keys. So the supervisor doesn’t do all the scenes, only the important ones. BUT I can tell you for sure (seen it with my own eyes and if you want examples I can send you ones) that during the movie the character changes a lot. Yes, even in Disney movies. It’s not a major change, else the movie would suck, but someone that has an artist eye and has seen the movie many times and knows how the character should look like (yes, I’m talking about myself) notices the changes. Belle is a very good example to that. Man, she changes a lot during the movie. That is because that even the supervisor animator himself doesn’t know how to draw the character perfectly from the beginning. He works on a movie for 2-3 years and the drawings he does at the beginning are not the ones he does at the end. This is a known fact in the animation world and therefore animators always start animating the easy scenes first. Also they don’t start from the beginning and move to the end, else the movie would look really horrible at the beginning and really good that the ending. So the jump from sequence to sequence, doing the easy ones first. But still, when so many people are working on a movie there are always mistakes and it’s really hard to keep the consistency of the characters. Still, I forgive them, since the final result is still amazing and knowing what went behind the scenes it’s only human.
If you are really into animation you should read about it on the net or in animation books. I learned a lot of what I know from Disney books about their movies. I also learned from the process itself, but I was able to know what to do because I read about animation.
And you can always ask me questions. If I know the answer I will always be happy to help.
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:icontakineko:
Takineko Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007   General Artist
The animation on youtube wouldn't work for me :(
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:iconlpdisney:
LPDisney Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Yes, I know, I'm trying to fix it. Thank youtube won't return my mails. please try again within a week.
sorry about that.
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