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Kickin' Some Cumulus

Hug Your Favorite Turtle (then wash your hands)
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"Hey Clyde, how do I look?"
"Like you've been raiding Kit Cloudkicker's wardrobe."
"Hey, he wasn't wearing this stuff!"
"Well, at least you've got pants on for a change."

I recently came across a few pre-production designs of the TaleSpin cast. Most of them were quite different from what we ultimately got on the show, but Kit in particular stood out. Not only is he dressed differently, but he's older, scruffier, and more bear-like, with a tail and claw-tipped fingers. I get the feeling the producers wanted the characters to more closely resemble the animals in The Jungle Book, but were led in a more merchandising-friendly direction by Michael Eisner. After all, nobody was going to want to cuddle a Baloo plush if it looked like it could poke out your eyes.

Personally, I like the final designs better too, but it was nevertheless fun to see Kit in a more ursine, less marketable form. It's why I put Byron in Kit's old outfit. After all, Kit was one of the main influences for Byron's design. It seemed fitting for him to wear the junior navigator's hand me downs.

male 654,279, diaper 30,995, bear 24,535, babyfur 21,186, talespin 925, brown bear 357
Type: Picture/Pinup
Published: 8 months, 1 week ago
Rating: General

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8 months, 1 week ago
Looks nice and cute!^^
8 months, 1 week ago
ohhhh I'd like to see those pre production designs
8 months, 1 week ago
Here's an example.


For more, look up "early Talespin designs" in a Google image search.
8 months, 1 week ago
"nobody was going to want to cuddle a Baloo plush if it looked like it could poke out your eyes." GOOD SIR I BEG TO DIFFER

...seriously though when I was little, my brother and I had an enormous bear plush we called "Drod" that for a while was bigger than either of us.
8 months, 1 week ago
At one point his final design also had cargo pants but hey removed them, odd as slim (though I'd say he was lean but muscular) and long legged males (and almost all females) usually did.

Probably so he did not contrast with Baloo so much and I think the design was too complex for rapid animation. I get the former but the latter could be made simpler.

He also did look more like he was say 14 when in the show he was 11-12 (in the movie I think he's 11 and 12 in that episode it's mentioned).
8 months ago
About time you put on pants. You dirty pervert.
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