I swear I posted my last attempt at this sometime ago, but can't seem to find it. So I'm making a new thread for this. Anyway, for sometime now, I've been trying to make a custom cover set for all my zillions of Disney DVD's (and now few Blu Ray's) that make up my ever growing Disney Media Library. If you are like me, then your collection must be getting rather large, and with sticking with just the original studio art work (which sometimes I don't think really does a few of the films much justice) then your shelves must be busting at the seems. Which is why I started getting into custom DVD covers in the first place, to save space, but still make my DVD shelves look good.
Anyway, when I am done, I hope to have sets for the Disney Animated Classics, the Pixar films, the shorts, the Disney Afternoon/ tv animation, what I am calling The Disney Showcase (which is all the non-DAC films), Disney Nature and maybe the live action films as well as themed sets like "Platinum Line," or "Diamond Line," "Princess Collection," "Disney Villains Collection," or whatever else I may come up with. When all is said and done, I hope to have a very diverse collection of covers that would make any Disney fan happy.
Anyway, what I have been working on this last week is the rough draft of what is the first in this collection. It's for the DAC set and I'm really excited about it. I have posted it over at the custom DVD covers sites I visit already for their feed back, but, a lot of them are not Disney fans and I want that perspective put into this.
You need to understand this is VERY much a rough draft only posted and shared to get some basic ideas about the basic direction I'm going with this. It is not done yet and I know that some parts that are on it need to be polished up still, but, I wanted to make sure I'm in the right direction with it.
I'm going to add the original posters on the back and maybe a quote from Walt on each cover. I'm not catering to the Disney Blu Ray crowd right now, but that said, will either add both the DVD and Blu Ray logos on the back or neither of them so you can use this set for either or both. I posted a little while ago that I needed a better his res picture of the magic mirror. This is why. What I found is as good as it will get from Google, so anyone with a better picture, I would be grateful. I would like to keep the magic mirror for this set for each new cover and add "Disney Dust" to each cover as well.
On many of my earlier version of this, it was very character driven. I wanted to get back to hat, but make it look good. There would be a character on each corner. I only added one on the front a back to give an idea what it would be like. I may or may not keep black for the spine, but each collection (Pixar, DAC, Shorts) will each have a different cover hat ties them all together. So I'm trying to keep that in mind when picking a spin color to make sure I do one that could work with all the themed colors of each set.
I will definably polish up and make more of the graphic on the top of the front cover. I got the idea from the "Alice in Wonderland" box set that the Disney Movie Club sells. It is just there to show the direction I want to go with it.
So, I think that explains a lot for now. What do Disney fans feel about how this cover is coming along? I want it to feel like something you'd find at Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland if there was a bookshelf of story books there, if that makes sense? I hope this is going in the right direction and hope to post more final version later. Thanks!