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Editor:
Vicki Tracy

The Disney School Part 1
By
David Johnson

From 1932 until nearly the end of the decade one of the most unique art schools ever organized anywhere flourished on the Disney lot at the fabled Hyperion Studio.  Headed by a former engineering student from Stanford University named Donald Graham, this endeavor would, more than anything else, propel the Disney artists into the realm of Walt's dream for a feature-length cartoon and all of the requisites such an endeavor would require.   Click here to read the entire article.


The Four Faces of Snow
by David Johnson

The face of Snow White seems ageless and indeed for over sixty years has commanded our attention as probably animation's most famous heroine. Yet upon closer scrutiny, this most popular of fairy-tale females has no less than four distinct looks which only makes her over-all harmonious impression all the more remarkable.  The full story of her facial quartet is one of the most interesting aspects of the film's history and,  never before given more than a passing mention, is here presented for the first time.

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Wilfred Jackson Interview
by
David Johnson

Wilfred Jackson was one of cartoon's greatest director. Coming to the studio in 1928 as Walt was in the throws of the Oswald debacle, he got into directing quite by accident, having helped Walt work out synchronization problems for the early sound cartoons

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Grim Natwick Interview
by
David Johnson

Grim Natwick was truly one of the great animators who ever lived. He created the character of Betty Boop.  When he came to Disney's for the sole purpose of helping to animate the lead character in the world's first feature cartoon, Snow White.

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Inbetweening/Cleanup Tutorial
by
Jeremy Falkowski

This tutorial will cover the steps in producing a quality inbetween/cleanup drawing. It's important to become good at this skill, as inbetweening is typically the entry-level position at an animation studio. Even if you don't have the materials listed below and are unable to do the practice inbetween, simply familiarizing yourself with the process will help you immensely when starting out at a studio.

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Disney Art School Part 1
The Four Faces of Snow
Not Rouge!
The Image Part 1
The Image Part 2
Inbetweening
Wilford Jackson
Grim Natwick


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