Yeah, entry finished! I'm am so happy to finally be done! This was done for the "Books into Disney Movies" contest going down at
I bet you all are wondering why I chose Game of Thrones, one of the least child appropriate things on T.V. Well, cause first of all I like a good art challenge. Second, I love the show and the book (although I wouldn't recommend it for the squeamish, it gets pretty weird with the detailed descriptions of nipples and other intimate parts I would rather not discuss). And third, the judges did say to go wild, which is what I did.
I've actually been thinking about "disney-fying" "Game of Thrones" for awhile now, so this contest was the perfect chance to push myself to do it (thank you Disney club for reading my mind).
So, about the piece. It was a hard choice between making up my own outfits for the characters or just using the ones from the show. In the end it ended up as the outfits from the show with a twist, cause like I said, I love the show, and that includes the costumes, but I tweaked them a bit to fit the personalities I had in mind. You might also notice that Jon's hair is more brown than in the show and Daenerys' eyes are violet, that's cause that's how they're described in the book. I fiddled around with their ages too to make it fit the Disney bill better (I placed Dany at about 18, and Jon at 21). It was a given to not give Jon a beard. I mean seriously, no Disney prince has a beard. Plus it looks better in my opinion.
The main point of the contest was to imagine how a book would be if Disney turned it into a movie. So I did exactly that. I put on my thinking cap and tried my best to think like the guys at Disney, which meant going completely out of the box with a lot of changes. I unfortunately had to make a lot of character cuts to make it work.
Believe me I would have loved to put Tyrion, Arya, and all those other cool characters in the story, but I couldn't fit them in. Jaime almost made the cut, but then I figured if Cersei had someone that loved her she wouldn't be a villain. Ghost was this close to not being part of the story, cause he was so difficult to place and draw. But what is a Disney film without a happy-go-lucky animal sidekick. Daenerys still has three dragons, though only two are added in the picture.
Alright, now the story. Daenerys is a princess (still), kind, courageous and always willing to help people in need. Cersei is an evil queen, with a command over fire, that killed Daenerys' father Aerys (he's not a crazy jerk in this one) and took over the Iron Throne. And Jon is still a warrior, but not on The Wall. In this mixed up little version of mine The Wall is, yeah, still a big wall, but unlike the original it acts as the holding cell for the dragons.
The main crux of the story is Daenerys' quest to get to the wall, obtain the dragons and take back the kingdom with Jon's help (and his trusty direwolf, Ghost, of course) as he's the only one who knows the way to the wall.
Now I feel I need to explain why Daenerys needs to get those dragons. Well, first of all she has no army of her own to take the kingdom back. Yes, she's fire-proof and could probably take down the queen herself, but two reasons why that's not a good idea is because one, this is a Disney movie. There is no stabbing or violent deaths allowed. And two even if she kills the Queen there is still her supporters and army to worry about. Third, the dragon's fire is the only fire the Queen can't control (remember I said Cersei was a Pyromancer? You do? Alright, just checking) and they are crazy strong.
I haven't really worked out the middle part, just the beginning and the end. One things for sure though, there will be adventure, songs, romance, aaand maybe a near death experience for Jon. I'm thinking of something arrow related.
I don't ship Daenerys and Jon in the show, but for this "Game of Thrones goes Disney" stint I just had to put them together. They're perfect for Disney, a Hero and a Princess.
Gosh, I would like to add more details, like personalities and stuff,but I feel this is already too long of a read for most people, and I'm writing a description here, not a flippin' short story. So I'm just gonna make this the stopping point and maybe add more to it later if anything comes to mind or if any of you ask.
Sadly there will be no song accompanying this piece, cause I suck at writing songs, and writing in general. I think I'll just stick to drawing.
Anyways, hope you all like this piece and thank you for taking the time to read this audaciously long description.
Oh, and I don't own Game of Thrones or anything Disney related, especially not that logo up there.
Aah, disclaimers the only thing stopping people form suing me silly.