Secret (s) of McDuck Castle
Scrooge with children and Zigzag come to Scotland, in the Misty Valley. On the way, Willy furtively looks at the memories of Della, in a donated Sphere. Ponochka, becoming interested,…

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MICKEY AND HIS FRIENDS
When at the end of 1929 the young Walt Disney (1901–1966) was offered to create a comic book based on his short animated films about a mouse, the artist was…

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To Atlantis and back
Flinthart Glomgold makes a presentation of his company Glomgold Industries for his new employees and gives them passes. Donald at this time talking on the phone with Scrooge, who at…

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animation cycles

Walt Disney Series: How Mickey Mouse Appeared?

In the next article from the series “History and Theory of Animation of the USA”, we will take a closer look at the serial works of Walt Disney. These long-term animation cycles have had a huge impact on the full-length production of the Walt Disney Pictures studio itself, as well as on many other animated films of the world working in studios in the UK, Italy, France, Canada and even Russia.

In 1920-1921, Walt Disney commissioned to take 12 short films – “Newman Laughter”. These are the only cartoons made completely by him, from beginning to end (as an artist, animator and author). These scenes from Kansas life were not particularly successful, but they allowed (materially) Disney to begin implementing his own idea – a series of adaptation of fairy tales. Reliance on a literary source and a narrative beginning will become key for the Disney studio for many years, especially in full-length animation (the first semi-animated film according to the original Continue reading

Meet the adventures!
A seagull flies over the Daxburg harbor, where fishermen go downstairs, they drive away an annoying bird. Donald Duck is going for a job interview. He wants to put on…

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The fascinating world of Walt Disney
Walt Disney is a unique American animator, director, actor, screenwriter and producer, creator of a series of full-length cartoons that brought him worldwide fame. The father of Mickey Mouse, the…

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Mickey Mouse. Great symbol of America
The official birthday of Mickey Mouse is unknown and moreover, it is not entirely clear who his parents were. According to one version, Mickey was the first to draw Walt…

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Deep knowledge of cousin Laptley
Billy pulls Willy out of the shower to show him a copy of the petrified wood, which makes the brother unhappy: after all, you can take him off from business…

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