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Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas in a 1988 UK TV show talking about animating Pinocchio :)

Love this pair!

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LIVE ACTION vs. FINAL ANIMATION

We all know that in the golden years, as reference for animation, there were live action characters to study movement, posing, lighting, etc. It is all about filling the frame with proportions and personality. Here are some examples for some films, comparing a photostat wit the actor’s performance and the result, showing how greatly they influenced the animators.

Love how they just used a Mickey Mouse plush to reference Michael in the Peter Pan shot.

Many of these actors were favorites and were hired for various characters, like Helene Stanley who was a live action reference for Cinderella and Anastasia Tremaine (Cinderella), Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) and Anita Radcliffe (101 Dalmatians) or Kathryn Beaumont who was for Alice (Alice in Wonderland) and Wendy Darling (Peter Pan) as seen above.

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PINOCCHIO ART

Art showing the exploration and research done for Pinocchio (1940). Artists and animators took inspiration Alpine Villages for Gepettos italian town, amusement parks for Pleasure Island and the bottom of the ocean for the inside of the whale. Layouts and concept art was done with carfule studies of light; each piece is a masterpiece.

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PINOCCHIO BEHIND THE SCENES

Article published in the magazine Popular Mechanics from 1940. You even get a picture of Walt playing with a Pinocchio marionette. Pure magic.

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Pinocchio was a big fan of Walt’s

Pinocchio was a big fan of Walt’s

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The Minimal Characters by Mirko Landi

The Minimal Characters by Mirko Landi

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I’ve got no strings… almost
Pinocchio cleaned up roughs

I’ve got no strings… almost

Pinocchio cleaned up roughs

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art by Tom Whalen

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Pinocchio Sketch
by unknown artist

Pinocchio Sketch

by unknown artist

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