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Bunda Bear Productions : Wow that was so awesome to see. Those drawings you did for Mulan were amazing!!

Why : That's so awesome! I'm Chinese and I think your Asian faces are very on point and I love them

ambiguous : It’s such a shame that your character was never used. The designs and sketches of him are brilliant!

NicoToonZ ProductionZ : It's wonderful to see how good Disney was with their hand-drawn animation back in the day.

LivSkyo : You're a real inspiration to me, Aaron! I wish we could buy prints of some of these sketches - I'd love to frame one. Thanks for sharing!

Jordan Briskin : Aside from the few *BEAUTY AND THE BEAST* and *RESCUERS DOWN UNDER* drawings, I noticed that the vast majority of these pieces were from *MULAN;* I, for one, would have appreciated seeing some of your work from *POCAHONTAS,* *ALADDIN* and *LION KING,* in addition....

Blake Watkins : This is probably the greatest video I've ever watched! I love Milan and learning the multiple processes an plans that were put out before the movie was even in production is fascinating! I always wanted to do Disney character designs and this video inspires me to practice more on my anatomy and facial expressions. I'll never live the dream of designing the characters but it won't stop me from trying.

Amelia Seyruun : I'm an animation student and it's my dream to work for Disney as an animator or illustrator. Mulan is one of my favorite Disney movies ever.

Prashobh Nair : Hey. Don't know if you would come across this, but you have been an inspiration to me. Thank you

SonderBeyondHer : 12:34 "Does this dress make me look fat?" LOL such a good impression

Koneko Kawaii : Hi ! Amazing art ! Could you show us old drawing from the lion king ? It's my favorite disney movie :)


Aaron Welch : That is a true treasure you have right there. great work!

Amberfanged : It's really cool to see some of your old drawings!

kalk : Your *simple drawings* are amazing! How can you be so good at these stuff?

Olivia Coucci : Thank you so much for showing this! I've been struggling recently with whether I want to focus on storyboarding or animating and every time I see your videos I feel that spark that I felt the first time I knew I wanted to be an animator. This video couldn't have come at a better time for me. I already have a stack of papers beside me ready to draw some characters!! Thank you for inspiring me to become an animator!

Richard Mika : the pink drawings of the beast had a neat look

Edwin Nande Gutierrez : I know u posted this a long time ago, but I have a question: When do you know you reach the final design of the character you are visually searching for? I mean it just keeps kinda evolving and going from iconic to realistic, and so on° but yeah, when do you see your design and go : This is the one. ?

Nialler 329 : That's amazing! very encouraging to see it took some trial and error even for the best of best!

Rachel Lane : That was AWESOME!!!! So much work!!! God you just don't appreciate the hours and hours you guys put in!!! Especially for characters that don't even make the film!!! Full respect! ;)

Angelica Square : What an honor and great experience watching this, being an animation student at the Academy of Art

Stephanie Wozny : Man, what a treasure trove!

leerag : Sorry but I laughed....this is old....as old as the camera man. Awesome to see

StageLined : 17:04 Disney would never have the nerve!!

numufu : I wish I could have seen some early drawings from The Lion King. Do you plan to upload more?

Kenneth Garza : You truly are a huge inspiration to me and I would like to see more of lion kind please!! Also who did Tarzan? That's my number one film of all time.

Daaver Shah : New Subscriber. Thankyou.

Nick : Brother bear was my childhood. Wow. Thanks. That’s awesome. I learned how to draw the Disney bears by copying the cover of the dvd case over and over again. Awesome! That’s crazy.

Lyn A. : I feel like I'm looking through an awesome art museum. Thanks for showing us these, sir!

Tony Music : I'll do algebra, I'll put up with calculus, I'll even push through trigonometry... But graphing is where I draw the line!

Picture : Wow, you paint very nicely.

Marc Hendry : Beautiful work Aaron. It's no wonder why you went far so early in your career

Buckethead Props : Love those beast drawings, incredible :D

yogissjKaio : Awesomely amazing ! superb art works, nothing beats hand drawn animation :)

Shelly M : Thank you so much for sharing!

Ryu Usuka : masterrrrr

Amy Samin : So interesting to see all the thought, time, and hard work that went into Mulan (obviously into the other films, but this video was mostly Mulan). I love seeing and reading about how characters develop into the final version. The details about Yao were great! I would love to know the story behind his eye.

DA MotoNeko : For someone who likes hand drawn Disney movies and is learning real animation. This video is about unboxing a treasure chest. Btw, Aaron. I notice you used a skull for the front of his armor. Was it to give a subconscious sense of fear for the audience or was it more for appearence within the universe?

Shahema Tafader : This video just made my day. Thank you so much for sharing it !

Permalight : It's always interesting to get a behind the scenes look at the development of a film. Seems like it started as a pretty different story.

Mayo taizou : Those are a treasure

YEN : It'll be cool if you found other stuff you showcase them like this, these were really cool to look at!

Govinda Birua : hi Aaron why you not uploading every weeks , i am always waiting for your videos.

Zidders Roofurry : The fact you took the time to learn to sketch them in a non-stereotyped way is awesome. I love Mulan and really appreciate getting to see this stuff. Do you have any plans to digitize these? Even if only to save them should something unfortunate happen to them.

KSClaw : This is all so cool! I am incredibly fascinated by the drawings and ideas about the Mulan villain (is it Bal Gong or Bai Gong? The audio made it a bit difficult to make out). The story would certainly have been different. I also love the story behind Yao's design and your bulldog puppy, it's awesome how real life can inspire things like character designs.

Andrea : Super

Elijah Frederick : Great drawings! Sad that we didn't see Nala though. 😢

عامر Aamer l : Wow

Samuel Read Art : Awesome! I love hearing you talk through your thinking and the processes when designing the characters. Gives great insight into the industry back then, as well as great ideas for when I'm creating my own characters for work and personal projects! Thanks guys. Inspiring as always.

SketchArtOfSanchez : Enjoyable to watch some more behind the scenes of Mulan here. Thanks for that Aaron & Dustin!