Here's something a little different for you guys. 😊 A few months ago, I found out something quite interesting. Did you know that during his early career, Walt Disney contacted British children's author, Beatrix Potter, asking if he could buy the rights to her stories? Well yeah, he did. To which Beatrix Potter said no. For those of you who don't know, Beatrix Potter wrote and illustrated the original Peter Rabbit tales, which were inspired by The Tales of Uncle Remus, from over in America.
Now, here's my theory. Because Walt wasn't allowed to use Beatrix Potter's characters, I think he decided to use Uncle Remus' characters instead, which would later become Song of The South. Why? Because of how similar they are. I always like to think of Beatrix Potter as a British, female version of Uncle Remus. I mean, think about it. Both stories have mischevious rabbits as the main characters. Peter Rabbit and Brer Rabbit. Both have villainous foxes. Mr. Tod and Brer Fox. And both are set in a civilised animal society in the countryside. This kinda blew my mind when I realised. 😂
So, as a proud Cumbrian, I drew my two favourite Beatrix Potter characters, Mr. Tod and Tommy Brock. Reimagined as how I think they would have looked if Disney made their own version, instead of Song of The South. Maybe I'll do more, I dunno. I just thought it was an interesting concept to play around with. Do you guys like it? I'm pretty pleased with it. 😊
Why isn't this on my other account you may ask? Well, I've decided to start posting fan art here again. Yes, I'm aiming for a little more variety as well as Remmy & Rusty. As for my other account? It's gonna be solely focused on me as a person and the stuff I get up to outside of art, which I think is a nice way for you guys to get to know me better, so yeah. You guys get to see more of my stupid face. 😂 More info on that at a later date... #cartoon#touchfive#markers#beatrixpotter#peterrabbit#mrtod#tommybrock#disney#disneystyle#uncleremus#songofthesouth#40s#fox#badger#anthropomorphic#animals