These animation maquettes from The Tale of Despereaux were on display at Universal Studios Hollywood on January 7, 2011. Animators who work on computer-generated feature films often use concept sketches, maquettes and miniature models as reference guides when creating computer images of the characters and the world they inhabit.
Original animation maquettes from The Tale of Despereaux
The movie follows the adventures of the misfit mouse 'Despereaux Tilling'.
The Tale of Despereaux movie poster
Princess Pea maquette from The Tale of Despereaux
'Princess Pea' of the kingdom of 'Dor' is voiced in the movie by Emma Watson (aka 'Hermione Granger' of Harry Potter fame).
Unpainted Miggery Sow maquette from The Tale of Despereaux
'Miggery Sow', Princess Pea's slow-witted serving girl, is voiced by Tracey Ullman.
Unpainted Old Louise maquette from The Tale of Despereaux
Jane Karen voices another servant, 'Old Louise', in the movie.
Unpainted Queen maquette from The Tale of Despereaux
The role of the Queen in the film is voiced by Patricia Cullen.
Also on display as part of the exhibit from the animated movie was this miniature model.
Shelves miniature from The Tale of Despereaux
Check out even more Tale of Despereaux animation maquettes and miniatures here at Hollywood Movie Costumes and Props.
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