Animation &Animation Artifacts &Disney 02 Mar 2009 09:05 am

Tytla’s Dwarf Fight

Here is a scene from Snow White, animated by Bill Tytla, in which four of the dwarfs fight Grumpy. The drawing above is the first of these drawings and it shows what it looked like in color – lots of red pencil notes, yellow pencil for rough structural lines. The rest of the drawings I have are B&W copies.

By the way, if you like this material check out Hans Perk ‘s site today. It deals with forces vs. forms in animation. This is what Tytla was all about in animating.

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(Click any image to enlarge.)
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Check out Happy’s face on this inbetween.
Then check out Tytla’s drawing (the next one) of Happy.

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Tytla marked his own drawings with an “X” in the upper right corner.
The other drawings are the work of inbetweeners. The writing looks
to be all the work of Tytla.

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Some of these drawings are just hilarious in their own right.

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The P.T. on ones at 24FPS.
Click the black bar on the left to play.
Click on the right to single frame it.

9 Responses to “Tytla’s Dwarf Fight”

  1. on 02 Mar 2009 at 10:12 am 1.John Celestri said …

    What a treat it is to pour over these drawings and run the P.T. clip. It’s cartoony action, but at the same time believable. Watching material like this scene makes me feel good inside.

  2. on 02 Mar 2009 at 10:47 am 2.Bob Flynn said …

    MAN! What a great sequence of drawings. Thanks for posting the quicktime, too. The mass of dwarfs is lurching as if it were one animal with multiple arms and limbs. Almost functions as a walk cycle…and a complicated one at that! Gotta love Tylta.

  3. on 02 Mar 2009 at 10:48 am 3.Michael said …

    It really is a joy to look closely at how Tytla uses distortion in his drawings and how poorly the inbetweener can figure out what to do with that (see dwngs 27 & 28). I just love this guy’s work.

  4. on 02 Mar 2009 at 4:18 pm 4.Sunny Kharbanda said …

    Masterful. Thanks for posting this! It’s a great supplement to Hans Perk’s post, which I’m reading at the moment. Having a quicktime to step frame through is very helpful!

  5. on 03 Mar 2009 at 3:52 am 5.Jorgen Klubien said …

    I love these drawings too. It’s good to see Tytla get a little respect!

  6. on 03 Mar 2009 at 12:26 pm 6.Jason Fittipaldi said …

    Wow, that was amazing! Thanks so much for sharing this!

  7. on 03 Mar 2009 at 2:33 pm 7.Mig said …

    Damnit! Thanks, Michael. I have analized this scene a lot of times -in video, frame by frame, copying- with my students and love to see the original drawings.

  8. on 03 Mar 2009 at 7:34 pm 8.Hans Perk said …

    Hi Mike – great post – thanks for the mention!
    It more than doubled the amount of visitors to my blog!

    A week after the Don Graham class on Forms vs. Forces, Graham invited Tytla to comment. I have just posted the first half of that class, which in my opinion ranks together with Huemer on Timing as one of the most interesting of all of the Action Analysis Classes!

  9. on 05 Mar 2009 at 5:44 pm 9.Joe said …

    *SOB,SOB*

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