The images displayed HERE from LILO & STITCH director Chris Sanders’ next feature project AMERICAN DOG are absolutely mouth-watering. I’m not holding my breath that the final film will look nearly as cool, but it’s one of those instances where I’d be delighted to be proven wrong. Mike Gabriel has ably demonstrated with his Disney short LORENZO that the sort of style suggested in the AMERICAN DOG concept art (with its painterly texturing and lighting, soft edges around the characters and sophisticated color palette) is more than possible for a finished animated production. It’s heartening to know that a Disney feature could potentially look this stellar, and with Chris Sanders at the helm, there’s every reason to be hopeful that it actually might.
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