“It was a difficult picture because we’d never done any animal with anatomy and Walt wanted the deer to be very believable.” - Ollie Johnston, Animator
“Walt’s idea was to get all of his artists to draw in the way of the old masters and then put them to animation. They started bringing in real animals and having them on the sound stages and it became a zoo in itself.” - Mel Shaw, Animator
MARC DAVIS, THE ANIMALS MASTER ANIMATOR
Marc Davis achieved human expressions on a realistic fawn.
Frank Thomas has even admitted that the animators couldn’t have come up with he same results if it wasn’t for Marc’s thorough and extremely useful research.
Characters like the ones in Bambi could easily look overly sweet and kitschy, but when you have artists involved with Marc’s caliber, that’s not going to happen. Instead the film’s cast is portrayed with unparalleled elegance and beauty.
Source: Deja View
VINYLMATION WHISKERS AND TALES SERIES FIGURE- 3”
A dozen famous Disney animals have been rounded up in this Vinylmation Whiskers and Tales Series, and there’s even a surprise one! You can order it here!
Which one is your favorite or is not here and think it should have been included?
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?
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?
HOMAGE TO FRANK THOMAS
Frank Thomas was one of Walt Disney’s team of animators known as the Nine Old Men.
He was a Disney Legend, and did quite a team when paired with Milt Kahl in scenes such as the witchcraft duel in The Sword in the Stone or the I Wanna Be Like You scene in The Jungle Book.
He was best friends with fellow animator Ollie Johnston and created lovable and transcendent characters and scenes like the ones above, thus creating a spot for him in the history of animation for which he will always be remembered.