The Story Room adjusted within the existing colour palette to represent different lighting environments.

Still from The Book of Once Upon a Time EP02 Mickey Mouse

Still from The Book of Once Upon a Time EP02 Mickey Mouse

Rough sketches to final vector.

Still from The Book of Once Upon a Time EP02 Mickey Mouse

Still from The Book of Once Upon a Time EP02 Mickey Mouse

Still from The Book of Once Upon a Time EP03 Vamparina

Still from The Book of Once Upon a Time EP03 Vamparina

Disney’s
‘The book of once upon a time’

A gorgeous children’s TV show we made for Disney Jr AUNZ. Children at home were invited to join our little storytellers as they experienced the magic of Disney first hand with the Book of Once Upon a Time.

My role as the Head of Layout Design was to create the overall visual style for the series, within the pitch brief of paper-cut animation environments for an audience of 3-6 year olds.

I then illustrated and built the vector assets for approximately 30 environments, which were then placed into 3D space by Scotty and animated by Pete.

I also etched and repaired any assets we used from the original book artwork.

I’ll update this page with more episodes as they go to air.

Client:

Disney

Starring

Daniel Archer, April Blasdall, Maddison Lewis and Tyrese Medina, Zahlee Moore, Max Dona
Story Room & Character Voices by Rupert Degas

Writer

Seaton Kay-Smith

Director

Harrison Woodhead

Producer

Maren Smith

Animation Director

Pete Foley

Head of Layout design

Dinalie Dabarera

Costume & Set Design

Amber Theron

Director of Photography

Dimitri Zaunders

Editor

Oliver Trauth-Goik

Composer

Nick Gunn

Sound Design

Rick Lisle

Post Production Supervisor

Rob Hughes

Creative Director
& Co-Producer

Nick Hunter

Executive Producer

Chloe Cassidy

And the incredible crew

Scott Charles Ford, Wayne Pashley, Yanni Kronenberg, Yingna Lu, Nicole Hofstädter, Luke Stacey , Simon Walsh, Natalie Verriest, Amanda Rieck, Sofi Fox, Aaron Regan, Michael Fairbairn, James Kates, Emily Borghi, Rosa Spring Voss, Carl Tindall, Michael Funnell, Fabio Vita , Charlie Slessar , Jack Stephens, Eddie Bennett, Ricardo Skaff, Sharon Tan, Andreas Dominguez, Big Bang Sound Design, Cobbstar, Eat and Shoot Through Catering, RMK Management Pty Ltd, International Casting & Creative Management, Starfish Kids Talent Agency