animation history

Disney historian, blogger to be honored by Annie Awards

Didier Ghez, whose books on the people who helped make the Walt Disney Company so magical, are some of the favorites in my collection, will be honored this February by the Annie Awards (awarded by ASIFA-Hollywood) for his contribution to their industry. The Annie Awards… Read More »Disney historian, blogger to be honored by Annie Awards

Secrets of Disney’s Animation Research Library

The Animation Research Library (ARL) is Disney’s long term memory and an important resource for the animators of today. For instance, the directors of Zootopia went back to the original drawings for Disney animated classic Robin Hood for ideas on how to create Nick Wilde.… Read More »Secrets of Disney’s Animation Research Library

Disney Animator praises “Song of the South”

Former Disney animator Floyd Norman was just a boy when Walt Disney’s feature film “Song of the South” was released into the theaters. Norman has just written a powerful blog post about the film. While he doesn’t come right out and ask for Disney to… Read More »Disney Animator praises “Song of the South”