Friday, September 18, 2009

DISNEY ANIMATION HISTORY part I: THE WAREHOUSE YEARS

Disney may not have invented animation, but they certainly refined and perfected it and should take better care of it...

 The content of this post can be found in
"ANIMATED", a novel.

6 comments:

Nora Lumiere said...

Nora Lumiere said...
On September 19th 2009, I received the following email from Finland which I publish here with permission:
"Hello,
My Name is Leo. I'm not an agent nor a publisher. I am however, an animator just graduated from SKTO (Satakunta Institute of Art) with a degree in animation.
Whilst upkeeping my skills and doing small animations (hand-drawn of course...) i am also studying animation history from both the Disney and WarnerBros/MGM perspective. I got a link to your blog via twitter, and noted that you had written a book.
I realise that this mind sound arrogant, selfish even, but i was wondering if could have a copy of the full manuscript, if it's in a PDF or other such portable text document.
The idea for the novel sounds intriguing, because as far as i know, no one has yet written a novel about the animation industry.
I understand completelly if you decide to say no, and that's ok...
Yours
Leo Loikkanen."

September 21, 2009 at 6:13 AM
Nora Lumiere said...
I have responded to Leo's lovely letter privately.

Nora Lumiere said...

September 23, 2009 at 11:14 AM
Clare Dudman said...
You're right - hand drawn animation is special. I think of it like theatre compared with TV. It is sharper, requires more imagination and vision from the viewer, more of an interaction, I suppose - that's why I love it.
I loved the Lion King, but never warmed to Shrek. Those computer animations unsettle me for some reason. I think it is because they seem almost real...and yet there's something not quite right.

Nora Lumiere said...

September 24, 2009 at 1:21 AM
“Theatre compared with TV”, I love that. Perhaps, because pencil animation is so obviously not real, it allows us to comfortably suspend disbelief and relax with the characters. Whereas, as you say, the CGI character look almost real and that triggers some kind of subconscious suspicion perhaps.
What drives me bananas about digital animation is the floating trucks and dinosaurs – they rarely stomp and crash heavily enough.

Nora Lumiere said...

September 24, 2009 at 9:34 AM
From @Danoosha on TWITTER, September 23, 2009 on the subject of hand-drawn animation:
... "that craft is what raises it to works of art."

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Nora Lumiere said...

Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed it.