The Painting That Inspired Brother Bear

This was an oil painting I did back in 1994 after returning from my first painting trip to Alaska. I used this painting as part of my pitch to get the job making Brother Bear. It’s called "Spring Runoff" 30"X48" oil on canvas

“Spring Runoff” oil on canvas 30″X48″

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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".

1 thought on “The Painting That Inspired Brother Bear

  1. Aaron, did you return to Alaska to do research for Brother Bear? If so then how many times? I’d like to know more about that trips!

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