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Sunday, October 29, 2023

Ron Dias Art for the Abandoned Maui Mallard 2

The art published in this post was shared with me via Ron Dias (1937-2013) over ten years ago. As I have shared in many of this website's posts, Dias was a longtime animation artist between the mid 1950's to the 2000's. His time spent in animation included work for Disney, Hanna-Barbera, Don Bluth Entertainment, Warner Bros., and many more. Between 1996 and 1999, Dias worked for the Glendale-based animation studio, Creative Capers. The studio was commissioned by Disney Interactive to create animation for many of its digital games. Dias served as background-art director and painter while employed at Creative Capers. One of the many projects Dias worked on involved an abandoned sequel to Disney Interactive's Maui Mallard video game. The original game was released in 1995 and was made available on several platforms throughout the late 90's. The art below was created by Ron Dias for the aborted sequel. The paintings hint at what the game could have looked like.