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In Michael's Art Direction section, he focuses on the three wonderful musical shorts he art directed at Walt Disney Animation Studios: "Piano Concerto No. 2 The Steadfast Tin Soldier ", Fantasia 2000, directed by Hendel Butoy (featured above); "One by One", directed by Pixote Hunt ; and Oscar nominated, "The Little Match Girl",  directed by Roger Allers.

Art Direction

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©Threshold Entertainment

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"Tin Soldier", Fantasia 2000 ©Disney
"Tin Soldier", Fantasia 2000 ©Disney

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"Tin Soldier", Fantasia 2000 ©Disney
"Tin Soldier", Fantasia 2000 ©Disney

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"Tin Soldier", Fantasia 2000 ©Disney
"Tin Soldier", Fantasia 2000 ©Disney

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"Tin Soldier", Fantasia 2000 ©Disney
"Tin Soldier", Fantasia 2000 ©Disney

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"Tin Soldier", Fantasia 2000 ©Disney
"Tin Soldier", Fantasia 2000 ©Disney

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"Tin Soldier", Fantasia 2000 ©Disney
"Tin Soldier", Fantasia 2000 ©Disney

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Little Match Girl ©Disney
Little Match Girl ©Disney

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Little Match Girl ©Disney
Little Match Girl ©Disney

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Little Match Girl ©Disney
Little Match Girl ©Disney

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Little Match Girl ©Disney
Little Match Girl ©Disney

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Little Match Girl ©Disney
Little Match Girl ©Disney

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Little Match Girl ©Disney
Little Match Girl ©Disney

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Little Match Girl ©Disney
Little Match Girl ©Disney

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Little Match Girl ©Disney
Little Match Girl ©Disney

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Little Match Girl ©Disney
Little Match Girl ©Disney

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"One by One"  ©Disney
"One by One" ©Disney

Visual Development

"One by One"  ©Disney
"One by One" ©Disney

Visual Development

"One by One"  ©Disney
"One by One" ©Disney

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"One by One"  ©Disney
"One by One" ©Disney

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"One by One"  ©Disney
"One by One" ©Disney

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"One by One"  ©Disney
"One by One" ©Disney

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"One by One"  ©Disney
"One by One" ©Disney

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