We wanted our main character, Maxine, to be our likable yet not-to-be-messed with protagonist, and thus we set about making her appearance reflect her personality. The first thing we did was research the designs of various old ladies in existing animated films and TV shows.
Granny (Looney Tunes)
Mrs Foster (Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends)
Granny Smith (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
Macha (Song of the Sea)
Sophie (Howl’s Moving Castle)