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Dream Worlds: Production Design for Animation by Hans Bacher

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ALASKA AGAIN

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When I worked on Balto, which was set in Alaska in the early nineties, I needed a lot of reference. The German Alps were the snowiest mountains I had ever seen.

But Alaska looked like this huge cold desert, with endless forests, big mountains, wild rivers — pure nature. The Brother Bear story was set back in time about ten thousand years ago, right after the Asian hunters crossed the then existing land bridge between Asia and Alaska. Today it is the Bering Strait.

As far as I remember, I was the first visual artist to work on the new project, which means the story was miles away from the end product. It was very mystical, with a grandmotherly ...

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