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Recast Meme: Ludwig von Drake Song (blank) by AverageJoeArtwork
Recast Meme: Ludwig von Drake Song (blank)
I've got so many ideas for my LADs (Live-Action Disney), I decided to do a jumbo recast meme. Instead of just doing all characters & such, I went to one of my favorite moments from House of Mouse: the Ludwig von Drake Song. It has a perfect amount of classic characters to use in a meme. I'm still gonna do separate memes, this is just as a "so you'll know what to be in for" kinda deal.

I redid the meme by duplicating it 13 times so I could fit all 203 characters. (& coincidentally being able to use the 8-template meme enough). I was just about to start putting it together when I thought, "what if someone asks for a blank version of this?" & here we are! & the beauty is it doesn't JUST have to be for live-action. This can just be a generic recast meme as a whole.

Comment, enjoy & help yourself to using it!
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Live-Action Three Little Pigs by AverageJoeArtwork
Live-Action Three Little Pigs
Now for my live-action Disney cast, we've got Fifer, Fiddler & Practical Pig from the 3 Little Pigs Silly Symphonies shorts. This is sort of what Timothy's original sketch drawing looked like, before I digitaly went over it. All 3 of these were sketched up today. I MIGHT color all three of them if I get time... but not right now. If anyone's up to it, just ask!

All three of them are, of course, domestic farm pigs; more specifically, large white Yorkshires (same breed as Babe). I tried hard to make sure they didn't look like Shrek's 3 Little Pigs; wasn't an easy task. Before anyone asks why I made them hairy, it's only because of their small whispy white hairs on their skin. It's not full-on fur like a dog, it's just like... the feel of a peach. I'm maybe thinking of re-doing Fiddler Pig 'cause he's the one I first drew. (only because of the over-bite head) I didn't draw their gloves 'cause, well, it'd look strange. I gave Practical that neck handkerchief because he already has an engineer hat & overalls, why not make the ensemble complete? The walk-around at Disney wears one. Who'd do their voices? That I haven't gotten yet. Most of the animal Disney characters I'm concerned with physical appearance human characters have their physical done already. The dreamcast voices come later. Sometimes they come before I draw, sometimes it comes later. Anyone has any suggestions, that'd be a great help.

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Three Little Pigs shorts (c) Disney
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Live-Action Timothy Q. Mouse by AverageJoeArtwork
Live-Action Timothy Q. Mouse
Just started getting on a live-action Disney train & don't know when I'll stop. I'm not sure why but there's something about seeing cartoons in live-action that I love to see. I think it's because it gives children the experience of "that's what they'd REALLY look like" of believability. I mean, yeah, children can imagine what they look like in the real world, but physically seeing it is just as great an experience. Sort of hard to explain.

Anyway, back to this. What started this, if you couldn't guess, is all the upcoming live-action remakes of old animated Disney flicks. & cautiously open for them. Yes, Maleficent & Burton's Alice sucked, but hopefully the new ones will learn from these mistakes & be more faithful. I've planned on drawing stuff like this for a long time. Only now am I putting more thought & effort into them, especially since I've gotten a better handle with drawing stuff more realistically. I've gotten lots of Disney films cast live action & even planning a group picture, similar to the one from Mickey's Magical Christmas. (love it when all Disney characters are together)


I decided to start this revamped series (physically drawings, not a meme like the Pooh one I came up with) with what the latest announced film will be, Dumbo by Tim Burton. More specifically, Dumbo's best pal & the one who helps him keep his ears up, Timithy Q. Mouse. I got this one drawn, scanned and colored all in one day; yesterday to be exact. Yeah, that was pretty damn fast. I'm not trying to brag, but I didn't think I'd finish it all. Usually it takes about 3 days. Not only that, I didn't even Sharpie the outline. I scanned this while it was still a messy pencil sketch. I've never scaned JUST in pencil in the past... unless it's for some kind of sketchdump.
Live-action wise, Timothy's species could be a brown field mouse. His uniform he might've stollen from a doll, like a male version of Ringmaster Cher. That seems like the only reason for him to have gotten his uniform. The plume in his hat would be just a single feather (& from a wildbird). Finally, his voice would be done by Adam Sandler. I know that's obviously controversial since so many people hate Sandler, but... I dunno; Sandler's wise guy, Brooklyn voice seems perfect for Timothy. There's also this line from Dumbo that makes some sort of sense: "Must've overdone it in there. Don't know m'own strength sometimes." Isn't that what Sandler's films in general are? I dunno, if anybody has a different casting choice, I'd like to hear it. (don't take that sarcastically)

Here are the reference images I used: www.ekwt.org.uk/wp-content/upl…www.kirmesundschneider.de/pic_…fjminc.com/store/images/produc…tomvansaghi.files.wordpress.co…

Yes, I'm aware that Timothy's tail isn't attached. That's only because when I draw live-action Dumbo, I'm gonna place Timothy in his hat (as is the norm), but if Timothy's tail was already attached, it wouldn't look right. So when I put him in Dumbo's hat, then I'll position the tail right.


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Dumbo (c) Disney
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Winnie the Pooh Recast Meme by AverageJoeArtwork
Winnie the Pooh Recast Meme
You've probably heard that Tim Burton is gonna be directing the upcoming Dumbo remake. That got me wondering what other live-action remakes Disney could do of their originals. One that came to my mind was "how about Winnie the Pooh?"

I once saw a YouTube comment that said something along these lines: "Aside from animation, it seems that puppetry is the only other visual form to bring Pooh to live; they are stuffed animals, after all." There have only been 2 puppetry adaptations of Pooh; Bill Baird in the early 60s (before Disney came along ) & Playhouse Disney's the Book of Pooh in the early 2000s. Shame that was it because both of them were pretty good. If there ever will be a live Pooh film, they MUST be done as puppets or animatronics, because CGI has gotten to the point of looking too fake. Now, check this short out. The only CGI used was for their eyes opening & closing. THAT'S IT. Doesn't this look much more belivable & more REAL than what any computer can make up? Anyway, here's a little dreamcast of who would be who.

Just for a footnote, I forgot to put in 3 characters: Kessie, Lumpy & the Narrator. Kessie would be Hillary Duff, Lumpy would be David Huddlestone & the Narrator would be John Cleese (he was perfect in the 2011 movie).


FREDDIE HIGHMORE AS CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
It's kinda hard to find good child actors these days, right? We keep getting more Disney Channel perfections instead of the Sandlot gang or 1994 Little Rascals. Freddie Highmore's performance from Burton's Chocolate Factory seemed right for CR... just add more personality & childlike-ness to him.

NICOLAS CAGE AS EEYORE
Bet you all were expecting Ben Stein, weren't you? Well, I would've... until I remembered one of the Nostalgia Critic's "Nicolas Cage month" intros. Interesting change. & that brings this up: Eeyore isn't a dull character, just depressed and gulm. He's been shown at various occasions to be cheerful. Ben Stein is more dull than depressing; same goes if Stephen Wright would play the donkey. Nic Cage's voice would be able to ballance out both the sadness & the occasional glad.

JENNIFER GARNER AS KANGA
This was a flip of a coin between 2 Jennifers; Garner or Tilly, but Tilly seemed a little too ditzy. Just imagine the opposite of her character in Timothy Green. I've seen Garner in some minor roles & she's had nice motherly qualities. Even with some commercials, she's often been calling people (children or otherwise) dears; what Kanga calls everyone.

WYATT HALL AS ROO
Remember what I said above with Christopher? Same case here. I decided to go with the kid who voiced him in the 2011 movie. He could pull it off; besides, these all would be voice-overs, not people in makeup & fancy costumes. That'd be creepy.

BILL MURRAY AS TIGGER
Jim Carrey seemed too predictable. With Bill Murray voicing Baloo for Jungle Book, this seemed not-half bad an idea. Bill Murray's had similarities with Tigger, doing what he pleases with a strange-look about it. That & Jim Cummings reading Peter Venkman's lines at an event adds more to perfection.

ALAN CUMMINGS AS RABBIT
I was thinking of either Alan or Jim Parsons, but Alan seemed to click better. Alan has had some persnickity attitudes in his roles at times & Rabbit is rather full of it. Some of Floop's brief blow-ups also remind me of when Rabbit got increasingly flustered with the knot predicament.

LIAM AIKEN AS PIGLET
This was probably the toughest. I didn't wanna go with Steve Carrel. Yes, his voice can get high & he's good at screaming, but anybody else get tired of it a bit? I don't hate him, it'd just get a little old. I didn't wanna go with Verne Troyer either, because that'd only work if the characters were humans, not stuff animals. I just chose Liam Aiken at random.

CRAIG FERGUSON AS OWL
Another 2011 voice cop-out, but who else could fit? John Cleese would be too much like the narrator (since he'd play him again), Liam Nesson's voice is too deep-set, Eric Idle is too "cockney British" (not "English British") & Michael Caine... I didn't consider. Craig was a surprise with Owl, like how Tom Kenny was at Rabbit & Travis Oates then more-experienced as Piglet. Craig was able to capture the windbag, pompus & full of himself aspects that Hal Smith & Andre Stojka had brought to the table. Craig however, seemed to add a more comical side to his take. & it wasn't painful either! & not only that, his Owl was called out at various times. (ever notice nobody ever stopped him from talking in previous Pooh shows & such?)

LARRY THE CABLE GUY AS GOPHER
Gopher was made for Americans unfamiliar with Pooh ("I'm not in the book, y'know!") & there's no finer example or American foreigners than Larry. Just imagine Mater before his "purdy good whis'ler" broke.

JIM CUMMINGS AS POOH BEAR
How can you replace Jim as Pooh? You can't. Not even Nathan Lane could do it.


This was pretty fun to make. I can see why you guys make them all the time. How's this sound? Would you cast anyone differently?

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Winnie the Pooh (c) A.A. Milne (original books) & Disney (film & TV adaptations)
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Back in November last year, I made a journal with my thoughts about Turner Classic Movies giving an update to the Great Movie Ride. It's said the change would start in spring, after the Sorcerer hat would be dismantled. Now that the hat's officially gone, GMR's update will be happening any day now. With that in mind, it seems like a good chance to bring up the subject again... but in a different way.

Around this time in 2013 (March 3rd to be exact), Inside the Magic released their 413th podcast. At the 36:00 minute mark, Ricky & Skipper Ben gave an interesting back-&-forth. Coming off the Oscars, they brought up the Great Movie Ride. Since it's been practically the same for 20-something years, they did this: going scene-by-scene of the original, they rattled off what films THEY would replace if there ever could be an update. The ideas they had were quite interesting.

Seeing that it's 2 years after that podcast & GMR IS getting updated, I thought I'd do the same thing they did but give my 2 cents (just for the heck of it). Some of my ideas are somewhat similar to theirs, but not I haven't overall ripped theirs' off. I actually had this idea a little before that podcast was released. I even had an idea of "what if there was a second track" (different story), but realized that couldn't happen. Most of my changes would turn the rooms into many genres into one room instead of one film specifically. You know how there are separate themed rooms in Madame Tussauds' wax museums? It'd be kinda like that. I'm fully aware that lots of these have no chance of happening in real life, but hey; a guy can dream, can't he? Let's get started, shall we?


Well, that's about it. What do you guys think; my ideas sound interesting? What changes would YOU guys makeover in GMR if you had the chance? Tell me both in the comments.

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chausseeca Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
your note
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IDontLikeCoffee22 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Can you draw my new outlook with Kermit, Lips, Delores, Nigel, Floyd, Janice, Animal, Dr.Teeth, Zoot, and Rowlf. Like as an after Muppet Show group photo? 
here's the link to her photo.
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
You mean like a group picture with those characters with her?
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IDontLikeCoffee22 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Ya. I would put a pic of an example, but my computer is being stupid so I can't access Google Images. So if you look up Muppet Show guest stars I guess you can see examples?
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Oh, you mean like Kermit's "good nights" at the end?
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Lizlovestoons12 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Say, I wanted to show you something.
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KrofftFan96 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
What happened to my request that was due almost a year ago?
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Finishing high school in May, summer show in June, NYC trip in July, Silver Seinfeld Chronicles, first semester college/Little Mermaid Challenge juggled at the same time August to December, holidays, that explain everything?

Refresh my memory: what was your request?
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KrofftFan96 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Okay.

I just want my WFRR OC, Emily Valiant (krofftfan96.deviantart.com/art…giving Roger Rabbit a carrot cake.
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kasden95 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
princessbeautiful.deviantart.c… Dude? I may not know you, but a friend who I know who you blocked knows you and she wants to apologize.
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Thanks. I just read her thing & I can see how sorry she is. I'm actually gonna post a journal entry concerning my work, including what she's been bugging me for. Can you tell her that?
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kasden95 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Did that.
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
& also tell her this:

The only reason I did this is just because you (she) was just repeating that to me like I'm a baby. I get what you're talking about, but I've just got reasons why. I also kept responding to such but you haven't responded to ANY of them! Just repeat the same thing on the next deviant! Why haven't you responded & let it go? That's all. I didn't mean to hurt your feelings or anything, it's just got irritating & almost felt like you were trolling me.
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lexxii Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Zach & Thank you foining :iconcutieshots: Please enjoy your membership & Looking forward to you submitting more of your fine art into this Super Group Often:) Thank you xoxolexxii CutieShots
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lexxii Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Gallery Zach:)

Invite to join :iconcutieshots: A Diverse Global Super Group dedicated to artists of all genres to display their fine art here:) Hope to see you real soon! xoxolexxii CutieShots
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EeyorbStudios Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday!
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Happy birthday to you!
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Happy Birthday!
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Happy birthday!
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KrofftFan96 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hi there. Do you do requests? I like your art. :)
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Yeah, whatcha got in mind?
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Kayaisinthehouse Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student
Can I have one too please!
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
And your request is... ?
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