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Walt Disney, Pioneer in Animation and Special Effects

Walt Disney often gets labeled as an animator, but he really was an industry innovator as well (right from the start when he invented the first animators drawing table). This video from Disney Insider provides a nice introduction to some … Continue reading

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DisneyToon Studios layoffs mark shift in animation market

Remember the days when you raced to the Disney Store to pick up the latest VHS release and an exclusive litho? If you’re like us, you have dozens of those lithographs in boxes and a huge pile of VHS tapes … Continue reading

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Disney Animation Continues Life Drawing Class Tradition

It was a sad day when Walt Disney Animation Studios let the vast majority of its traditional hand-drawn animation staff go. Those who didn’t transition to digital had to find jobs at other studios or in other lines of business. … Continue reading

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America Sings Recreation by Former Disney Animator

James Lopez is a former Disney animator and an instructor at CalArts. He did not survive last year’s purge of hand drawn animators from Walt Disney Animation. But maybe there’s hope that one day Disney will bring that art form … Continue reading

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Glen Keane – Duet

Google gave former Disney animator Glen Keane access to its Advanced Technology and Projects team and he created this stunning hand-drawn animated short: Google promises to bring interactive animation to its Android mobile phone OS. Later this year you’ll be … Continue reading

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