The Bear and The Hare

It was awesome working on this wildly successful project.

I was reunited with my old “Disney Family” and the results were really something special.

To see how this spot was made CLICK HERE

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About Aaron Blaise

For 21 years Aaron worked with Disney helping to create some of the greatest animated films ever made. During that time he worked as an animator or supervising animator on "The Rescuers Down Under", "Beauty and the Beast", "Aladdin", "The Lion King", "Pocahontas", "Mulan" and more. In 2003 he was co-director of "Brother Bear" for which he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. After "Brother Bear" he helped to develop several projects but ultimately left Disney to pursue an opportunity back home in Florida. Aaron recently served as 2D Animation Supervisor and Character Designer for the "The Bear and the Hare" an advertisement loved by millions around the world. He is currently also working on a new animated short film, once again involving bears called "Snow Bear".

9 thoughts on “The Bear and The Hare

  1. Great work of art and to rally understand the story you have to see the pain, care and feel what the characters are doing.

  2. Nice! I have recently discovered you Aaron and am pointing my Animation and Cartooning students your way in hopes that they would sign up for online lessons with you. I will definitely show this video in class as a way to promote the ideas that can communicate strong feelings, but also have commercial appeal. Thank you for being you.

  3. You can tell that is a Blaise bear a mile away once you get his essence of his style in your head…..and too bad they used CGI for the backgrounds. I for one understand why, but still…….

    1. The backgrounds were not CGI it was all a hand sculpted set. Everything was shot in camera. A very nice “Making of” video is here:

  4. John Lewis ads are a UK Christmas treat! Congratulations, that’s a very moving little movie.

  5. Wow this a was a gorgeous short. It had Blaise fingerprints on it. It doesn’t look like anything I’ve seen anywhere else.

  6. I really enjoy your work.

  7. Love is Blind reunion wow

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