domenica 28 novembre 2010

Model Sheet "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" Squirrels

Walt Disney's 1937 Production of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"
OK'd By Animator Harry Bailey
Model Sheet Used For Reference By Disney Animators
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 American film based on the eponymous German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. It was the first full length animated feature to be produced by Walt Disney, and the first American animated feature film in movie history.

Snow White was one of only two animated films to rank in the American Film Institute's list of the 100 greatest American films of all time in 1997 (the other being Disney's Fantasia), ranking number 49. It achieved a higher ranking (#34) in the list's 2007 update, this time being the only traditionally animated film on the list. The following year AFI would name the film as the the greatest animated film of all time.

In 1989, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was added to the United States National Film Registry as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

Development on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs began in early 1934, and in June 1934, Walt Disney announced the production of his first feature to the New York Times. Before Snow White, the Disney studio had been primarily involved in the production of highly successful animated short subjects in the Mickey Mouse and Silly Symphonies series. Disney hoped to expand his studio's prestige and revenues by moving into features, and estimated that Snow White could be produced for a budget of $250,000 - ten times the budget of an average Silly Symphony.

Walt Disney had to fight to get the film produced. Both his brother Roy Disney and his wife Lillian attempted to talk him out of it, and the Hollywood movie industry mockingly referred to the film as "Disney's Folly" while it was in production. He even had to mortgage his house to help finance the film's production, which eventually ran up a total cost of just over $1.5 million, a massive sum for a feature film in 1937.

Snow White, which spent three years in production, was the end result of Walt Disney's plan to improve the production quality of his studio's output, and also to find a source of income other than short subjects. Many animation techniques which later became standards were developed or improved for the film, including the animation of realistic humans (with and without the help of the rotoscope), effective character animation (taking characters that look similar — the dwarfs, in this case — and making them distinct characters through their body acting and movement), elaborate effects animation to depict rain, lightning, water, reflections, sparkles, magic, and other objects and phenomena, and the use of the multiplane camera.

The names of the Seven Dwarfs (Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy and Sneezy) were created for this production, chosen from a pool of about fifty potentials. The one name Disney always had in mind from the start was Grumpy, or something similar. Blabby, Jumpy, Shifty, and Snoopy were among those that were rejected.

The songs in Snow White were composed by Frank Churchill and Larry Morey. Paul J. Smith and Leigh Harline composed the incidental music score. Well-known songs from Snow White include "Heigh-Ho," "Some Day My Prince Will Come," and "Whistle While You Work."  Snow White became the first American film to have a soundtrack album released in conjunction with the feature film. Prior to Snow White, a movie soundtrack recording was unheard of and of little value to a movie studio

mercoledì 17 novembre 2010

Tom Oreb Genius! Disney and the commercial use

Next is a Peter Pan Peanut Butter spot designed by Tom Oreb. I’m guessing the director of the spot is Charles Nichols.

 riguardo le pubblicità con personaggi disney stilizzati degli anni 40 e 50.

Abbiamo visto Fratel Coniglietto che cerca di scappare da Comare Volpe e Compare Orso, e alla fine trova il suo  “laughing place” dentro una macchina dellaNash dove "in all season... air conditioning!”.
Poi c'è Tinker Bell che salva Captain Uncino dal famelico coccodrillo, dando a quest'ultimo un barattolo di burro d'arachidi della Derby, il quale "is the favorite of people and crocodiles too.”E in un'altra pubblicità troviamo Alice con la voce di Kathryn Beaumont che ci informa che “for energy, for color or just playing games, there is nothing quite like Jell-O.”
Ma Alice oltre a puibblicizzare un budino(come abbiamo visto nel post del 20 Luglio 2010), si è offerta di promuovere una macchina della Hudson, la stessa marca che vide protagonista Pinocchio. 

Alice nella pubblicità della Hudson Hornet del 1956
Un cel in bianco e nero: Alice e il Bian Coniglio guidano alla ricerca delle buche scavate dal coniglio

Di sotto vi posto alcuni disegni della macchina realizzata da Tom Oreb:

la pubblicità:

Ward Kimball paint Tom Oreb

After the recent post about Ward Kimball paintings, somebody emailed to ask whether I had a color version of Kimball’s painting of Disney colleagues Tom Oreb and Jesse Marsh, which was printed in ANIMATION BLAST #6. Indeed I do. Click on it for the full image.

lunedì 8 novembre 2010

The Impossibles villains

Episode 1
The Spinner - The Spinner steals a $1,000,000 tiara

Episode 2
The Perilous Paper Doll - The Paper Doll Man has stolen a top secret plan and is out to steal the second part.

Episode 3
Beamatron - Beamatron steals a priceless painting from a ship.

Episode 4
The Bubbler - The Bubbler kidnaps the Shah of Shish-Ka-Bob and it's up to the Impossible to rescue the Shah.
The Bubbler - A supervillain who attacked with almost unbreakable bubbles.

Episode 5
The Burrower - The Burrower uses his burrowing machine to steal half a million dollars from the bank and dig ten mile down to his lair.

Episode 6
Timeatron - Timeatron uses his powers to bring villains from the past to pillage for him.

Episode 7
Smogula - Smogula freezes the Impossibles and seals them within a cave, so they won't interfere with his plans to conquer Empire City.

Episode 8
The Sinister Speck - The Speck uses a formula to shrink himself in order to photograph some top secret plans.


Episode 9
Mother Gruesome - Mother Gruesome invents a machine that brings villainous storybook characters out of their stories to help her with her crimes.

Episode 10
Fero, The Fiendish Fiddler - To get the Impossibles out of the way, Fero uses his fiddle to transport them to different planets.

Episode 11
The Diabolical Dauber - The Dauber uses a special brush where anything he paints becomes real.

Episode 12
Televisatron - Televisatron uses his powers to transport the Impossibles to different television shows Coily and Multi at Fluid Man save it!

Episode 13
The Wretched Professor Stretch - Professor Stretch is causing havoc with his elastical abilities.

Episode 14
Aquator - Aquator has stolen a secret formula and shrinks himself to microscopic size.

Episode 15
The Devilish Dragster - The Devilish Dragster has stolen a very valuable item.Video

Episode 16
The Return Of The Spinner - The Spinner returns and steals a priceless pooch.Video

Episode 17
The Puzzler - The Puzzler steals some top secret documents which he plans to sell to the highest bidder.

Episode 18
Satanic Surfer - The Satanic Surfer takes pictures of a top secret submarine.

Episode 19
The Scurrilous Sculptor - The Sculptor is turning people into statues.


Episode 20
The Scheming Spraysol - Spraysol is out to steal some top secret documents.

Episode 21
The Insidious Inflator - The Inflator creates giant balloon monsters to help him commit crimes.

Episode 22
The Artful Archer - The Artful Archer steals a priceless violin and a million dollars. It's up to the Impossibles to reclaim them.

Episode 23
The Return Of The Perilous Paperman - The Paper Doll Man returns and causes trouble for the Impossibles.

Episode 24
The Dastardly Diamond Dazzler - The Diamond Dazzler has stolen a precious diamond in order to awaken the genie within.

Episode 25
Cronella Critch The Tricky Witch - Cronella Critch has robbed a charity for orphans party.

Episode 26
The Terrible Twister - The Twister is on a crime spree and is stealing precious jewels.

Episode 27
The Terrifying Tapper - The Tapper is a criminal who can transmit himself over the phone lines. He uses this ability to commit crimes.

Episode 28
Professor Stretch Bounces Back - Professor Stretch returns and creates a rubber monster to help him in his crimes.

Episode 29
The Anxious Angler - The Angler has stolen some secret space research and plans to sell them to another country.

Episode 30
The Rascally Ringmaster - The Ringmaster puts on a circus and robs from those who attend.

Episode 31
Billy The Kidder - Billy the Kidder, a cowboy that rides a robotic horse, is planning to rob the U.S. Mint.

Episode 32
The Fiendish Doctor Futuro - The Impossibles fight Doctor Futuro who has come from the fortieth century to their time to steal a million dollar gold brick.

Episode 33
The Infamous Mr. Instant - Mr. Instant uses his insta-gun which can make anything in an instant to help him commit crimes.

Episode 34
The Crafty Clutcher - The Clutcher uses an invention that brings his gloves to life.

Episode 35
The Not So Nice Mr. Ice - Mr. Ice and his assistant Freeze are freezing the city in order to take over it.

Episode 36
The Bizarre Batter - The Batter kidnaps a baseball star and holds him for a ransom of $1,000,000.