The Anatomy Of Your Favorite Childhood Toys Revealed By Jason Freeny
What’s inside your favorite animated characters? Jason Freeny thinks he knows as he makes anatomic cutaways of iconic characters. From Mickey Mouse to LEGO men to Barbie, nothing is safe from his knife. Freeny uses regular toys in his work, cutting them up and filling their insides with modeling clay, or polyurethane foam for bigger toys. Then he does “reverse forensics”, deciding what the skeleton and the guts of the character would look based on its form. He usually begins the work with the ribs.
Jason Freeny has studied Industrial Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY. He has done work designing props and awards for MTV, as well as drawing for Penthouse and Heavy Metal magazines. Freeny had a short stint as a toy designer, too, but he enjoyed making storyboards about the toys doing stuff more than actually thinking up new functions for toys. Eventually, he did a CGI anatomy of a baloon dog, and cut-away toys followed.
Can’t wait to see what goes into the Teletubby antennas.