Animation Artifacts 26 Jan 2007 08:06 am

Seven “Little People”

- What follows is a series of notes taken at a Disney story meeting discussing the seven dwarfs.
It’s obvious that this was an important meeting. All of the Gods-as-animators were in attendance and participate in the open discussion: Bill Tytla, Dick Lundy, Dave Hand, Art Babbitt, Fred Moore, Ham Luske, Les Clark, Wilfred Jackson, Frank Thomas, and Ollie Johnson. The list goes on; just look at that first page.
(Click on any image to enlarge.)

You’ll note that it goes from page 7 to page 9, but I’m pretty sure nothing is missing. There’s also a little bit of distortion on the old copier used to copy this back in the 70′s. It’s illustrated with images from a Snow White book AMEX offered years ago. I haven’t seen it anywhere else since I bought a copy.

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4 Responses to “Seven “Little People””

  1. on 26 Jan 2007 at 4:10 pm 1.Keith Lango said …

    This stuff is gold! Thanks for continually digging treasures out of your goodie box for the rest of us. :) Everyday I open my RSS feeder and wonder what gems I’ll find that day. Quite often I find those gems come from you & your blog, so thanks a billion for your generous spirit.


  2. on 26 Jan 2007 at 8:37 pm 2.David N said …

    In light of the recent discussion regarding use of “mo-cap” for animation, I think it’s very interesting to read their thoughts on using live-action reference footage for inspiration … usually when one reads about live-action reference shot for Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs it’s all about the reference done for the staight characters: The Prince, The Queen, and Snow White, but here Tytla, Moore , and sequence directors Pearce and Hand are all enthusiastically endorsing the use of live-action reference for unique actions on the dwarfs that an animator might not normally think of using.

  3. on 31 Jan 2008 at 10:39 am 3.Christian Aldridge said …

    Hi Michael,

    Thank you so much for posting this invaluable material. I love seeing the beautiful quality of those rough pencil lines. It inspires me to draw.



  4. on 18 Mar 2012 at 1:06 am 4.catherine said …

    Very nice post,Been looking for this. Thanks.

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