...So while I was on Tangled I had the opportunity to pitch 3 short ideas based on parts of the movie. I was spending a few hours at home writing and drawing and came up with some ideas. I sat with directors Nathan Greno, Byron Howard, an the producer Roy Conly. It was a pretty cool and laid back meeting. At the end, the conclusion was if I came up with a good idea using Maximus that would be great. I started posting images on a board outside of my office and asked people to put up drawings that could possibly get some juices going....I guess we got pretty busy on Tangled so not much got posted.... These images were a part of an idea I threw around with fellow animator Patrick Osborne. Patrick did a few illustrations in Photoshop that looked great!
Oh well it was a good try. Funny thing... There is a Tangled short in production starring none other than...Maximus.