Animation Artifacts &Daily post &Disney 14 Aug 2008 07:43 am

Blogged Me & Eyvind Earle

In the past two days I found myself the subject of a couple of animation sites. This is, no doubt, due to my two new dvd releases. Both have received a lot of attention on review sites and have been favorably reviewed, but these animation sites deserve to be mentioned.

- Last week, I’d received an email from Mike Barrier with a letter he’d received from “anonymous.” The letter was a not-very-positive comment about Mike’s positive reviews of my film, The Man Who Walked Between the Towers. So I wrote a slightly annoyed response which Mike posted. I think if “anonymous” had had the courage to stand behind the letter by using his(her) name, I would have been more patient with it. Just the same, it all makes for a peculiar read. I can’t say I mind it, in the end. Take a look, here. ____________________ An image drawn by me that duplicates one in the book.

______________________ ____________

Mike Dobbs, the estimable animation historian and former editor of Animato and Animation Planet, has posted an interview with me on his site, Animation Review.

By the way, Mike Dobbs has two other sites:
_____ Made of Pen & Ink is his book on the Fleischer
which is posted on line as he writes it.
_____ Out of the Inkwell is Mike’s general blog.


- Finally, David Nethery has posted a recommendation for my two new dvd’s on his site, Academy of Art Animation. Thank you, David. It’s much appreciated.


- And now for something completely different – let’s go back to Sleeping Beauty and Eyvind Earle. Bob Cowan responded to my posts of the art direction for that film by sending me some beautiful color pieces Earle did for the film. He’s given me permission to post them here. They’ve all been posted on Mr. Cowan’s site. There’s a lot of amazing artwork there – if you haven’t been following it, go. These five paintings are beauties.

(Click any image to enlarge.)

6 Responses to “Blogged Me & Eyvind Earle”

  1. on 15 Aug 2008 at 12:24 am 1.Tim Rauch said …

    you saved the best for last with these sleeping beauty images!

  2. on 17 Aug 2008 at 7:48 am 2.Stephen Macquignon said …

    I have always disliked “Anonymous” when ever it rears its ugly head. Talk about making it easy for someone to say what ever they want. This is not a major drug bust or the likes; it’s a comment about someone’s work. I have read “Anonymous” on many site and always felt the same way if you can not say what you are feeling in a consciences way and need to resort to “Anon” to hold your hand then don’t bother!
    Tim is right about “Sleeping Beauty” you saved the best for last.

  3. on 17 Aug 2008 at 3:01 pm 3.Eddie Fitzgerald said …

    Wow! That upshot on the castle is amazing!

  4. on 18 Aug 2008 at 8:34 pm 4.Scott Harpel said …

    I am just curious how many full paintings Earle did for this? 500? 1000? Beauty definitely has more artwork on DVD’s, Blogs, Books then any other Disney feature I can think of. Fantasia is probably up y now fully of the wonders it has within.there. I wish Peregoy was as outspoken as Earle, but alas only those with access to the ARL know fully the wonders it holds the wonders it holds. Also Michael or anyone now what criteria Disney uses to sell or keep original artwork? As the internet has shown some breathtaking pieces that probably should of been in the ARL, have made it out. Do they sell direct to someone like Van Eaton?

  5. on 24 Aug 2008 at 10:13 pm 5.floyd Norman said …

    There’s no way of knowing how much art was generated for Sleeping Beauty. I’ve seen Eyvind Earle paintings in people’s homes. Some right here in Pasadena. I wondered how this art ever got out of the studio? Of course, things were different in those days, so it was much easier to snatch artwork.

    Eyvind Earle was incredibly prolific. I actually watched him paint backgrounds. He was amazing.

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