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Monday, August 05, 2013

Harald Siepermann: Pre-Production Artwork

This is an early visdev piece from the pre-production of Harald Siepermann's first animated feature "Der 7bte Zwerg" ("The 7th Dwarf") as a director. The film will be released at the end of January 2014, nearly exact one year after his passing. The artwork here is by Paolo Giandoso but Harald's character design is clearly visible.
By the by, here's a photo (by Carrie Schilz) showing Harald in his The 7th Dwarf director's office, sometime in 2012.


  1. I worked on that project. I did some character and location design for him. I'm really curious to see how it finally turns out.

  2. Cheers, Larry, many thanks for letting me know!

  3. You're welcome Florian. I haven't heard anything about this cool project since I stopped working on it over a year ago. I look forward to finding out more about it. Thanks for keeping us posted.