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
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 rabbit Oswald, Donald Duck and more than 200 characters that children around the world love.
Since childhood, Walt was fond of drawing comics, cartoons and various funny stories. And therefore it is not surprising that when he entered the Chicago Institute of the Arts to study as an actor, he suddenly became interested in animation. Having organized the animated studio Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio with his brother Roy, he began a period of hard work, constant financial difficulties and a constant struggle to uphold copyright. Continue reading
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 no longer
newbie. As a teenager, he began publishing humorous magazines
drawings. In 1917 during the First
World War II young man served in France: drove a Red Cross ambulance. In 1918, Walt Disney
returned to the USA, entered Chicago Continue reading