Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Life Could Not Better Be by Zimeta Life Could Not Better Be by Zimeta
For the couples contest going on at my sister's Musicals group, #TheBandWagon.

I decided to pay homage to a film we all adored as kids (and even now); The Court Jester (1956).

I bet a lot of you have seen this epic comedy classic on TV at some point and adored it. But, what a lot of you probably don't know is that for some unfathomable reason, this movie bombed when it first appeared in theaters, making barely half of what it took to produce it. :o

If you haven't seen the movie, here are some classic parts:

You'll Never Outfox the Fox - Song: [link]
The Maladjusted Jester - Song: [link] - (This is where the outfits in my drawing come from)
The Pellet with the Poison routine: [link]

...and many more scenes you need to watch yourself by renting/buying/pirating this movie!
Add a Comment:
 
:iconmissunashamed:
MissUnashamed Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS CLASSIC MOVIE IS MY LOVE! I'm so glad that there is fan art of it!! :D
Reply
:iconzimeta:
Zimeta Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^0^
Reply
:iconnerooncousland:
NeroonCousland Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
One of the fastest DVD purchases I ever made ;) .
Reply
:iconchaotess:
chaotess Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
The vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true! I love the art, and I love the movie.
Reply
:iconphantomgirl91:
phantomgirl91 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
I've never seen any fanart for the Court Jester on here before! Which is tragic since it's such a great film, there's been a ton of great old movies that never got any fame :(
Reply
:iconekuboryu:
Ekuboryu Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
I might be biased by the fact that I love Danny Kaye and love this movie, but I think this picture just might be the most awesome thing ever. I am ridiculously happy about the boarders with the cups in the corner and his tumbling friends, but the two figures are also have really cute expressions and colorful, well drawn clothes.
Reply
:iconzimeta:
Zimeta Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thanks!
I'm glad I decided to add in the cups. People seem to enjoy them. :D
Reply
:icondancergirl88:
Dancergirl88 Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
I almost squealed with delight when I saw this. A dear friend of mine showed me this movie a couple of years ago, and I've adored it ever since. Danny Kaye was a GENIUS!!!

And so are you, for capturing a sweet moment between these two. :)
Reply
:iconzimeta:
Zimeta Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankee!
There's a whole buffet of hidden gem musicals like this. :D
And I'm gonna see 'em all! ^0^
Reply
:iconbloody-kisses:
bloody-kisses Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist
I love that you put the cups in the corners! I've loved this movie since I was a kid and I think this is a great homage to it!
Reply
:iconzimeta:
Zimeta Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :heart:
Reply
:icondr-mabuse:
Dr-Mabuse Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
I still love this movie.
Reply
:iconevilredcaboose:
evilredcaboose Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Never seen the movie.
May have to watch it now
Reply
:icongreybird007:
Greybird007 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
*fave'd* ... Utterly delightful caricature tribute to an utterly hilarious movie. You even put in the Chalice from the Palace and the Flagon with the Dragon! And those sorta-Munchkins get exactly the right amount of arch treatment.

Danny Kaye's expressive, comic eyes and Glynis Johns' earnest sensuality are also well-dramatized here. They struck me at first as an unlikely couple, especially with Angela Lansbury being on tap with more conventional charisma, but it ended up being casting magic.

Erhm, you're *mistytang's sister? Umm, she's your sister? (Take your pick {g}) Formidable pair of talents, methinks.

Oh, and as to recordings, the DVD recently went out of "print," but may come back "soon." Serves me right for waiting to buy it.

As for {a-HEM!} one temporary fill-in InterWebs version, it leaves off the very song in your title, along with Kaye's acting it out under (and around, and on top of) the opening credits. Serves me right, squared {sigh}
Reply
:iconzimeta:
Zimeta Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's such a great movie. :D
I'm surprised that Angela Lansbury was ever young!

*mistytang is my sister. Kinda hard to tell though since our styles developed so differently. ^^;

I guess all I can recommend for picking the film up is going to used movie stores. They're constant stops for me. :)
Reply
:iconcatherinedesilver:
CatherinedeSilver Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
I love this movie, and was previously on youtube looking up songs from it.
Reply
:iconacla13:
acla13 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh, it's Danny Kaye's movie!! Adorable. :aww:
Reply
:icontriumph-forks:
triumph-forks Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Eeee. I remember this movie, it's adorable. <3
Reply
:iconmistytang:
MistyTang Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Nyaahahaa. It's one of your best caricatures yet~! ^o^
Reply
:iconzimeta:
Zimeta Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You think so? :3
Reply
:iconmrcontroversial:
mrcontroversial Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I...never heard of the Court Jester movie before. .___.
Reply
:iconzimeta:
Zimeta Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whut?!
Haha, that's okay. You're more of an animation guy. :B
But, if you want to laugh, look it up sometime.
Reply
:iconfangsandneedles:
FangsAndNeedles Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Student General Artist
the pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle! :D
I found this movie a few years ago after several years of only
remembering a few parts and finally seeinf it again on TCM.

I had to get it and I did and it's one of my favourite classic movies!
And Danny Kaye is wonderful :dance:
Reply
:iconzimeta:
Zimeta Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Danny Kaye... he's a stallion! :lol:
Reply
:iconfangsandneedles:
FangsAndNeedles Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Student General Artist
:giggle: yeah, I even bought one of his movies off ebay cause it was so hard to find!
Reply
:iconzimeta:
Zimeta Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Was it The Secret Life of Walter Mitty? I can't find that baby anywhere. XD
Reply
:iconfangsandneedles:
FangsAndNeedles Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Student General Artist
yes it was! I had to order it from Australia! D: you know a remake of that one is set for 2012. it said Mike Myers but his name isn't on IMDB anymore
Reply
:iconzimeta:
Zimeta Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nobody can best Danny. >:C Nobody! They decide to re-make all the movies that don't need remaking. ;_;
Reply
:iconfangsandneedles:
FangsAndNeedles Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Student General Artist
oh I know...unfortunately a lot of people probably don't know about this ine though...it would be interesting to see as it wouldn't be the same. nobody could have the same mannerisms as Danny Kaye so it would only be a similar plot. that would probably cause the original film to be rereleased as well so you may be able to snag a copy in the next few years
Reply
:iconnebulan:
Nebulan Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha, I was just talking to my sister about the "Never outfox the fox" song yesterday, yay I love this! especially the midgets and the vessel and flagon!
Reply
:iconzimeta:
Zimeta Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankee. :D Those midgets took a long time to do because I have them wearing different colors.
Reply
:iconcharanty:
Charanty Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Seems to be interesting.
What is this movie about?
Reply
:iconzimeta:
Zimeta Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's about an ex-carnival entertainer who's helping a group of freedom fighters kick a usurper king off the throne. :D
Reply
:iconcharanty:
Charanty Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Oh great!
If there're good songs also i must see it!
Reply
:iconfroudthexenophile:
FroudTheXenophile Featured By Owner May 23, 2010   General Artist
I love this movie.
Reply
:iconspejismo-moonstar:
Spejismo-Moonstar Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
So cute ^^
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
May 23, 2010
Image Size
381 KB
Resolution
700×1105
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
1,821
Favourites
38 (who?)
Comments
36
Downloads
33
×