20 February 2013

FILMATION FEBRUARY - DAY: 20

Kowl concept illustration

Throughout this month The Power and The Honor Foundation in conjunction with The He-Man and She-Ra Blog will be showcasing never-before-seen Filmation production artwork.

Kowl was one of the characters that went through numerous designs for the She-Ra series. Many of the initial concepts have him as a much more rounded Disney-like know-it-all owl bestowed with a great intelligence. Interestingly Kowl's wings were not a pair of oversized ears in the design process. This was something that continued up until the eleventh hour until Charles Zembillas revised his final model by transforming Kowl's wings into his ears.


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9 comments:

Dušan Mitrović said...

Quite annoying look. :I

Nefty said...

OK, this Kowl looks less likable than the final Kowl...

mykan said...

Interesting so his ears and wings were separate. - Michael Jenkins

Jayson Zachery said...

Looks great, but I like the one we wound up with.

Brian Salisbury said...

I always loved and enjoyed the character that is known as Kowl. One of my favorites.

Kevin Martinell said...

Gotta love the eyebrows! :) Well, I like the detail on these faces better, but I like how the final animated version suggests that Kowl has "hands" instead of wings.

David Monid said...

Wow those early images of Kowl look very impressive.

A pity Filmation didn't uterlise those designs, not for Kowl, but just in general.

ToonJukka said...

Very funky looking Kowl-concept. o.O

San Sebastian said...

The wise owl in the forest

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