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Disney's Princess Academy Production Storyboard 01 by davidkawena Disney's Princess Academy Production Storyboard 01 by davidkawena
Here is another images from our "Princess Academy" project. This storyboard frame is one of my favourites as it challenged me to draw outside of my comfort zone. Plus, it was a pleasure drawing Madame Adelaide - a character usually forgotten by Disney and it's fans. Even though it is only a storyboard frame it was my goal to try and keep the characters on model and as recognisable as possible out respect to their original designers and animators.

"Disney's Princess Academy" is a deleted project that was conceived for Disney a few years ago as a hand drawn animated short. The short was written and directed by Olivier Ciappa and storyboards and concept art was done by me. Original music/song was written by Alan Menken. Unfortunately it didn't saw the light of day, but I am proud to share this first concept art of it with all of you. 

For more details about 'Disney's Princess Academy" and a HQ version of this drawings please visit my page:
DAVIDKAWENA.COM - Storyboard and Concept artist of "Princess Academy". 


More from this project to come soon!
Have a great day everyone
:heart: DK. 


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Image is copyrighted to ©David Kawena. 
Disney and Pixar characters are copyrighted to the ©Walt Disney Company and ©Pixar Animation Studios.
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:iconrebellinglemming:
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
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JonathanYlitalo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Anita Radcliffe from 101 Dalmatian was missing in this picture.
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AnimeLover2008 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Some of my favourite animal characters in one image. Beautiful. I only wish Oliver and Dodger had been included, though I can see it's because you included only Disney females in this image that they weren't included, which is definitely not a bad thing. I especially love Lady Adelaide, and of course Jenny, another oft-forgotten Disney heroine. My favourite of this piece, though, has to be Duchess and Marie. So cute, and it makes me want to watch the film, something I haven't done in a long while. :) 
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stardustpink Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a lovely crossover piece ^^ Very warmhearted
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MJDisneyGirl Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
La la la la Love 
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ShannonAllAround Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
So awesome!!! I LOVE Madame Adelaide! She's so classy and sweet. :D
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:iconmsshinra:
MsShinra Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Artist
"Do mi do mi do so mi do
Every truly cultured music student knows
You must learn your scales and your arpeggios
Bring the music ringing from your chest
And not your nose
While you sing your scales and your arpeggios"
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Puremomo Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
3D is good and all...but I seriously starting to hate it if this wonderful and one of a kind short was discontinued because of 3D.
Plus, EVERYTHING is coming out in 3D now. Give it a rest
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SallysFunnyKiss Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So I take it that this was turned into Sofia the First? If it is, it's a shame- I would have preferred a 2D hand drawn princess show. :(
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sevenxlives Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
great image. ^^
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ssjnaomi Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
I love the characters for this. You don't really see them in a lot fanart so it's nice to see them all together.
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dopeydavies Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
wow my brain played trickes on me for second and i thought it was all one but then i reconised them well done its awsome
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:iconcasadrat06:
casadrat06 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Omg, so cute! I actually recognize them! :D Love the Disney crossovers.
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greydeer2010 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Beautiful...All your art is magnificent!
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QueenofAres Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this!! I so miss the classic 2D animation... I don't really know how 3D got so big, but it's just not as visual stunning to me as 2D. And I first when i saw this I was like "Why is Cinderella's evil Step-mom here?!" lol but then I was like "Oh wait." Hahaha! It was the hair and dress, but then I saw it was the one and only Aristocats protagonist! Very nice sir! :)
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YamitheTrixter Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so will you make this = O?
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:iconrasenth:
rasenth Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
I'm extremely excited for this! *7* Very interesting crossovers!
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:iconmikaykay63:
mikaykay63 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
2D hand drawn animation is totally amazing- love it! :D
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horntail7 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
This is awesome :).
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
This is absolutely lovely!
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:iconmaran-zelde:
Maran-Zelde Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
My brain just broke. In a good way. =D

I have a feeling Madame Adelaide and Jenny would get along well, if they lived in the same time period.
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:iconpachaline:
pachaline Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
y oliver? esta hermoso!!! pero falto oliver u.u
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:iconliterary-magic:
literary-magic Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful :aww: i love the classic hand drawn animation :heart:
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killerkitten2005 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Ooh it's so cute!! I loved The Artistocats, Oliver and Company and 101 Dalmations ever since I was a little girl!
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chibi-stella Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
is beautiful
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:iconbenevolentslice:
BenevolentSlice Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I never thought of these two together... now that I think about it, they'd probably be best friends. This is wonderful :)
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Coralulu Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
אני לא יודעת למה, אבל הציור הזה ממש ריגש אותי...
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dorkinabubble Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student General Artist
LOVED Adelaide; always have loved her and wish they'd show more of her :) such a sweet tribute!
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Illaris3 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
like that jenny is in the picture
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darkdragonrose99 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
This is amazing! I really wish this project hadn't been trashed!
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TinkerBe11 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Writer
Aww that is so awesome.
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vampire-angel13 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
This just made my heart crumble with tears and love. Oh my gosh this is my childhood wrapped into one beautiful package. Thank you so very much for this. :heart:
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CherishTree Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh my god, this is definitely one of my favourite artworks from you !
The way you've drawn them, they look so perfect ! And OMG Duchesse is stunning, she looks so feminine so glamour so sexy !
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canadiankazz Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Aww lovely ladies. ^_^
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:iconaseika:
Aseika Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
now thats an interesting combo
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xHelloBeautifulx Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
D'aww, this is quite lovely and heartwarming. I like how you used underused characters hehe. :iconcutiesmileplz:
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Vivacia18 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Oh, this is gorgeous love:) I can just hear all of them singing together...:meow: I truly do miss seeing 2D drawn works; not that CGI doesn't have it's place, but it just can't give off the same feeling as 2D animation can. Each has its own unique character.... ah well, eh?
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darknightskies Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
YES! More 2D animation please! Love this picture
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Espeakus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
I am so unbelievably proud of this project and can not WAIT to see it in full swing. Hopefully people will demand more 2D works after this! WE NEED THEM.
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ElenaMegan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
-squeals like a complete idiot-

I want this project to be a reality now!!!!! XDDDD
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RapunzelsRequiem Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
It's absolutely beautiful on so many levels.
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Asharadine Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
I remember her well! I am actually EAGERLY awaiting my copy of The Aristocats from the Disney Movie club at this time. It was an all time favorite movie for me as a child and I can't wait to share it with my son. Gorgeous work, it really it! I still hold a very dear place in my heart for all of the hand drawn movies Disney has put out and I believe they need to continue them, there's so much more heart that has to go into these movies.
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DeadloveCalling Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Writer
This is beautiful <3
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SpiritOwl Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I want YOU to join the army.... I am not sure , XD Why I can't get that out of my head now with her point n' all... Nice work ; D
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KaybuscusCappius Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
That's soooo Amazing!!
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Darkflametailz Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
so cute
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23DayzeeGHedgie Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
This is very good.Very lovely.I love this.C:
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kosaki-koi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
I want to see it! :(( Sounds like such a fun story! I hope you will release more information about the story itself, I think that'd be so neat. Loving the conecpt art. <3
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Keilythefox Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
UGH!!!! How could they shut down an idea like this?!?!
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