|How to Be Like Walt: Capturing the Disney Magic Every Day of Your Life|
1922, fi#E4E4E4 from his job as a cartoonist for not being able to draw. Gets by, by making short silent cartoons for local theatres. He's not a skilled artist and his first animations are basic, but what got him by was his ability to make interesting characters and his story telling ability and it was this that helped him climb to fame.
One of the cartoons that was shown was 'Alice's Wonderland'. In this Disney wanted to see how real life and animation could mix into one. This was just testing the idea and later disney made a full length movie, 'mary poppins' is the future that turned out to be a huge success.
|Mary Poppins (45th Anniversary Special Edition)|
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
After the end of the Alice series Disney went on to create a character for Carl Laemmle, head of Universal Studios. Carl wanted a cartoon featuring a rabbit and so Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was born. At first Oswald was not 'lovable' enough so Disney went back to the drawing board and showed him a new version which he liked and kept. Later Disney got fi#E4E4E4 and lost the rights to his character. Seeing how well this loveable character sold Disney went to the drawing board to create a new loveable character and ended up with Mickey Mouse.
|Walt Disney Treasures - The Adventures of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit|
He realised that having sound in animation was the way forward so he worked on developing a short with sound in it. This short was 'Steamboat Willie' . Walt wanted his characters to talk but as this had never been done before he was not sure whether this would look real or not and Walt, being the perfectionist he was, he didn't want it looking fake. They tested this by recording them playing instruments and making sound effects whilst the cartoon was playing in silence on a projector. The realised this worked and so joined the 2 medias up and showed it in cinemas.
Silly SymphoniesDisney developed 'Silly Symphonies' to test out new technology, like techni-colour to the multi-plane camera. These advances lead to the development of the full length films. Donald duck made his 1st appearance in a silly symphonies(the wise little hen)
|Walt Disney Treasures - Silly Symphonies|
Snow whiteDisneys 1st film, was an instant hit with an audience of over 20million. It made Disney over $8million at a time when cinema tickets were around 25cents. It was here that he was finally able to peruse his dream of realism. Disney use roto-scoping to capture the reel life movements of the characters.
|Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + BD Live w/ Blu-ray packaging)|
PinocchioHe invested his earnings into his next feature film pinocchio. Pinocchio took a team of 750 artists 3 years to complete, this was due to Disney's desire for perfection. If he didn't like what the animators had done he would send them back and get them to re-do it. It cost a total of $2.6million this was due to Disney's willingness to invest in key scenes. Disney used the multi-plane camera, invented by Disneys. here to create a 3d effect and bring the viewers 'into' the film.
|Pinocchio (Two-Disc 70th Anniversary Platinum Edition)|
The Reluctant Dragon
In May 1940 Disney moved into a new Headquarters at Burbank. It was here that Disney transformed animation into a production line process. Here at last was the factory Disney had dreamed of. Disney's first live action movie was 'The Reluctant Dragon' which showed the world an inside look at the Disney studio this is the film that started the whole 'happy atmosphere' disney employes seem to have e.g disney land nowadays.
|Disney Animation Collection 6: The Reluctant Dragon|
|Dumbo (60th Anniversary Edition)|
The film was designed to gain money due to the loss they made making pinoccio and fantasia.
was made fast (within 5 months) due to the strike some animators had due to pay. animators went for a simpler style, replacing the animated backgrounds in Pinocchio with simpler more cartoonish backgrounds as they realised they didn't have the money to make more complex characters, background story e.c.t.
|Bambi (Two-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)|
Took 5 years to make. Disney wanted a new level of realism so he had a zoo built into the studio so animators could study animals and their movements. He also sent photographers out into the woods to capture movements of nature, one of these being the properties of rain.
Future of animation
Disney created a new university, The California Institute of arts. He thought of this as the ultimate in eduction for the arts, were folk from different art backgrounds could all work together. Walt created this when he realised the need to teach the unique skills needed for disney staff. It was the 1st corporate university and remains one of the largest in the world.If this helped you please help me, donate any amount, appreciate every penny. thanx