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How to Draw Rapunzel from Disney’s Tangled

Rapunzel, the long haired hero who knows how to wield a frying pan, from Disney’s animated feature “Tangled,” remains one of the most popular princesses of Disney’s royal court. Thanks to Disney Animation’s artist led tutorial video series, you can now learn how to draw… Read More »How to Draw Rapunzel from Disney’s Tangled

How to Draw Anna from Disney’s ‘Frozen’

Anna is the younger sister in Disney’s mega-hit sisterly-love-saves-all movie franchise “Frozen.” Fans of her character can now grab some paper and a pencil and get ready to learn how to draw Anna in this new video tutorial.  Your instructor is Hyun-min Lee, who was… Read More »How to Draw Anna from Disney’s ‘Frozen’

How to Draw Ariel, The Little Mermaid

Learn how to draw Ariel the Little Mermaid with easy to follow instruction by Mark Henn, the Directing Animator on “The Little Mermaid” from Walt Disney Animation Studios.   Henn has been a Disney Animator for 40 years. During his career he’s had the opportunity… Read More »How to Draw Ariel, The Little Mermaid

How animator Mark Henn painted Mickey’s 2018 Official Portrait

Animator Mark Henn was called upon by D23: Disney’s Official Fan Club to create Mickey Mouse’s official portrait for 2018. It’s a long tradition in the Walt Disney Company and celebrates the upcoming 90th anniversary of Mickey’s first appearance on the silver screen. We’re impressed… Read More »How animator Mark Henn painted Mickey’s 2018 Official Portrait

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”

America Sings Recreation by Former Disney Animator

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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 back in house.

In the meantime, Lopez is working on his own to keep the tradition and skill of hand drawn animation alive. One of his projects will be near and dear to every Disneyland fan’s heart – an animated recreation of the yesterland attraction ‘America Sings.’

We previously highlighted the near finished version of sequence one from Lopez. He just shared sequence 2 & 3, both storyboard work-in-progress, from his ‘America Sings’ project. The end goal will be an animated recreation of the much beloved Disneyland attraction.

Sequence 2: