In order to aid animators to fully visualize their characters, model sheets weren’t enough; they also had three dimensional sculptures. As you can see the poses for these figurines always showed great detail, movement and expression. These maquettes, done for Disney’s Fantasia (1940), almost look alive, as if these pictures weren’t of still figures, but little mini characters moving captured while interacting.
Andreas Deja emphasizes ”Every one of these little sculpts is a masterpiece, representing not only the personality of a character, but the essence of Disney, period!”
Source: Deja View
Walt Disney Productions premiered Fantasia at the Broadway Theatre in New York on November 13th, 1940.
The Parade of Walt Disney Studios Animated Films
The Walt Disney Studios started feeding our imagination with animated films since 1937. Since then, it’s done over 50 animated films. Here you can see them all in order. Which tops your list?
Concept Art for Fantasia’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Sequence
TOP 12 MOMENTS OF DISNEY ANIMATION?
The mexican magazine CinePREMIERE listed their 50 top moments in Walt Disney Studios animation history, according to them (according to writer Luis Miguel Cruz). These above are only their top twelve, you can see them all here.
Even though I don’t personally agree with all of his top decisions
(or many of them), the fact that the writer and magazine took the time to appreciate Walt Disney’s legacy, from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Wreck-it Ralph, and choose those key moment that display amazing craftsmanship in animation, as well as loving and lasting characters and memories is amazing.
Do you agree with these top twelve? What would your choices be?
Fantasia’s Centaurettes Concept Art
Most sketches are by Fred Moore, the others by unknown