“The character design of Flynn came from the process which was called the “hot man meeting” by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, during which they set up a meeting with all of the female employees of the studio in one room and asked them for their opinions of what made a man good looking in order to create Flynn’s character design with features such as eye color, hair color and style and body type. Video footage showed concept art and photos of various male celebrities, including Johnny Depp, Hugh Jackman, Brad Pitt, David Beckham and Gene Kelly on the walls of the room. Director Byron Howard said they wanted to make Flynn “the most handsome, most attractive male lead Disney has ever had.”
"The hot man meeting" is now my second favorite animation design story, after the one about how Pixar animators working on the Dug team for Up had “fat dog day” where they basically went to a shelter and were like “please bring out your fattest dogs,” and then they hung out with the fattest jolliest available dogs, all day.
10/13: Favorite Love Song: Mary's Song (Oh My My My)
"I wrote this song about a couple who lived next door to us. They’d been married forever and they came over one night for dinner, and were just so cute. They were talking about how they fell in love and got married, and how they met when they were just little kids. I thought it was so sweet, because you can go to the grocery store and read the tabloids, and see who’s breaking up and cheating on each other. But it was really comforting to know that all I had to do was go home and look next door to see a perfect example of forever."
Six young actors gathered on a Hollywood soundstage on May 4, 1994. The six eyed each other warily, made small talk, shared smokes outside the stage door and reveled in the good fortune of being chosen for the pilot for a new series called Six of one. “That day was really strange, I was kind of like, ‘Hi, I don’t know who you are, but hopefully we’ll be working together for the next 12.000 years’.” recalled Matthew Perry.