Ok I promise I am almost finished telling you all about my trip to LA last month – we just crammed so much stuff in to those three days! Like I’ve told you we got to see a private screening of Disney’s new fairy movie – The Pirate Fairy. Well, we also got to sit down the the film makers (more on that later) and the animation team! It was neat to see a different side of the animation – especially after seeing the rigging software for Frozen. The animation team members were just awesome – so funny – one guy even showed up in full pirate gear. Talk about getting in to character.
One of my favorite features of Zarina is her beautiful little birthmark. As someone who has.. well .. a LOT of those, it made me fall in love with her immediately. I was delighted to see that one of the animators has the exact same birthmark! How cool is it that she got to give her character a little piece of HER!??! Love it. And I didn’t ask – but to me Zarina looks an awful lot like actress Sophia Bush… coincidence maybe?
Another neat little animation tidbit is that Zarina’s pirate outfit is actually crafted from a pirates jacket cuff. I never would have thought of that – I just figured she sewed her own little outfit… clearly I am not big on details. It was neat though when I watched the movie after learning that little tidbit – and saw what great detail the animators took to make the outfit perfect.
It was cool to get to sit down with the animation team and learn all that goes on behind the scenes. The Pirate Fairy is being released today on BluRay/DVD Combo pack and is absolutely a must have for any Disney movie collection. It will make you fall in love with the Disney Fairies all over again.