Yesterday, Byron Howard made a special appearance on the official Zootopia facebook page!
In this stream, he took us into the Walt Disney Animation Drawing Studio (which they decked out with Zootopia merch for the occasion) and taught us some techniques that they use at Disney Animation, how they draw the characters, and how they maintain the natural rhythms of the animals when they’re standing on two legs. It’s a fun glimpse into the process of Disney character drawings.
Then, at about the 30 minute mark, he starts answering some questions from the audience- including the tidbit of how Jack Savage turned into Nick Wilde. Yes, that’s right- Jack Savage was what he called the fox during early production. Mind. Blown.
Check it out over on Facebook, or after the break! The drawing lesson begins at round 9:30, and the questions begin at about 30:00.