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Old 07-06-2008, 02:25 PM   #31
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Wow! Can't wait to see more of the artwork! Great report-
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Old 07-06-2008, 02:45 PM   #32
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And since on my last visit I had to make my way out of the park while carrying a big fig box, I know how interesting it can be to haul a very large box around Disneyland.
LOL--when I read this I really thought you had a box of "figs" and was wondering--hmmmm. I love figs. Where are they--in one of the sweet shops? Then I went to your friend's website and realized you meant big "figurine"!

Also--please tell me where the Hidden Mickey is on POTC--I know of one--wondering if it's the same.

Do you know where the one is at Pinocchio?
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Old 07-06-2008, 07:56 PM   #33
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Thanks everyone. The artwork holds a special place in my collection, and yes there is more to come.

Note to self: from now on refer to the 1 1/2 to 2 feet tall resin recreations of Disney characters as big figures so as to not confuse people wondering how big the ODV cart selling 1 figs is.

The POTC hidden Mickey is on one of the armor plates near the end of the attraction. It can be spotted, but sometimes the light has to hit it just right to see the Mickey.

Remind me where the one on Pinocchio is.
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Thanks everyone. The artwork holds a special place in my collection, and yes there is more to come.

Note to self: from now on refer to the 1 1/2 to 2 feet tall resin recreations of Disney characters as big figures so as to not confuse people wondering how big the ODV cart selling 1 figs is.

The POTC hidden Mickey is on one of the armor plates near the end of the attraction. It can be spotted, but sometimes the light has to hit it just right to see the Mickey.

Remind me where the one on Pinocchio is.
Ooh reminds self. I must look in September. Not for anything will I miss POTC.
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:22 PM   #35
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The 2nd Great Art Debate

Huzzah, huzzah, huzzah, it's time for another update. Note to readers: I knew of the phrase huzzah long before Pirates of the Carribean: Curse of the Black Pearl made in famous. This is what happens when you spend the hours between midnight and 2:00am watching the brilliant Mystery Science Theater 3000.

All that debating in my mind and talking about the painting with John Rowe has made me very hungry(well that and the fact that I'd only had a small muffin or two to eat). Bless their hearts, Collectors Editions is providing both lunch and dinner for us. During lunch we got to speak with Harrison Ellenshaw's daughter, who's recently been doing some research on her grandfather's artistic legacy. Incredibly neat stuff, especially considering how much art Peter Ellenshaw did for the Walt Disney Company. I'm having a hard time remembering what I ate for lunch way back in February, so if you really wanted to know, I'm sorry. Suffice it to say it was very good and I was no longer hungry. Which of course means that I now have to confront the second great art debate. Remember how I told you there were three Sleeping Beauty paintings? Well, lucky for my wallet(but possibly unlucky for me) there was actually only As Beauty Sleeps. The other new piece was actually for Snow White. However, there is a semi-new piece that I've only seen on the internet before.

I've learned a valuable lesson about buying art over the internet. In short, try not to do it. It's not that you could get ripped off, but the bigger issue is actually one of appearance. In short, most pictures of fine art posted on the web do not begin to do justice to the actual piece once you see it. So today is also my first chance to see a piece titled Briar Rose by artist Trevor Carlton. For those who aren't familiar with Trevor Carlton's style, he's described it as pop nostalgia. He wants his work to look like it was discovered in a vintage movie theater closed long ago. In short, his style is very large and very fun and somewhat whimsical.

Trevor Carlton applying his craft with the one and only Mickey Mouse


And thus we come to the second great art debate. The issue I'm grappling with here is do I really want to spend even more money on another piece of artwork? So the debate goes back and forth in my mind for a few minutes. At one point I head over to Trevor and just start talking with him to get a sense of who he is and how his style works. Very quickly I find that Trevor is a very nice guy and a lot of fun. He loves to paint to rock and roll music and puts on quite a show. On this day, he's working on a Mickey Mouse painting, so it's very fun to see his style and how he applies different materials and textures to “age” the painting. As I watch Trevor paint, I come to a realization. This is a unique opportunity. If I buy the painting today, it will be embellished by the artist and thus become a unique one of a kind painting.

Once again a picture of me holding thousands of dollars in my hands


So, I head off to find a Collectors Edition employee to see if I can get a giclee on canvas of Carlton's Briar Rose. When I do, the employee asks me if I want to come back into the “secret” location where all sorts of “secret” stuff is hidden. Well, the word secret just makes it sound cool, so I happily agree. It turns out a few others hear the word secret and they want to come to. So about five of us venture into the top secret room full of, drumroll please, shelves and shelves and shelves of unstretched artwork. But of course, this is somehow really fascinating, most likely because it's a top secret location. Maybe they're hiding the holy grail back there, but we just didn't see it. It gets even funnier when Linda Martin notices a very rare and nearly impossible to find Donald Duck painting. Her husband Marty collects Donald, so this could be huge. After checking with Mary Laskie, they learn that this painting is not damaged, so it is for sale. Happy day for Marty!!

Mary takes me over to the shelf where the Carlton paintings are and hands me a Briar Rose. The first thing I notice is the sheer size of this painting. It's something like 24x24. What makes this stand out for me is that all of my Sleeping Beauty fine art has so many elements to the painting that Aurora is but a part of it. In this painting, it's just Aurora. So it's really nice to have a huge painting of just Aurora. So once again, I'm sold. And this is where the fun begins. I go out again because I want to have my picture taken with Trevor and my painting. He won't be able to embellish it today, but that's okay. Anyways, I find Trevor and the wheels in his head start spinning.

You see, Trevor has yet to do any embellishments on this specific painting, so he's starting to come up with all sorts of ideas, at which point he describes himself as a mad scientist trying to figure out how he's going to to make this painting pop. Suffice it to say, this promises to be interesting and quite fun. The next challenge I face is coming up with something humorous and funny to say on the personalization, which will occupy my mind off and on for the next couple of hours.

Trevor Carlton cooking up some sort of mad scientist scheme for embellishing my painting


So, after watching more artists do some work, including Harrison Ellenshaw, the time comes to take a tour of the production facility of Collectors Editions. Now a few years ago on a family trip to Disneyland, we toured the facility where my parents motor home was built. My brother the RV nut found this tour incredibly fascinating. As for me, I was still thinking happy thoughts about my time spent in Disneyland. Well, seeing the production facility was fascinating for me. One great thing about Collectors Editions is the protective process. When Michael Young took us out for dinner back in November, he actually showed us what happened to a Collectors Edition giclee when you pour some water on it. Well, nothing. He accidentally showed us this on a piece done by another art company and learned that their pieces do not repel water. Remember that you get what you pay for.

So we see the production, where the original is scanned and then printed out for the artist to approve. Once it's passed the artists test, it's onto production where the appropriate colors are sprayed on to the canvas or paper in the right place. Somewhat technical stuff, but inasmuch as I have a few pieces of fine art, I find this incredibly interesting. I enjoy seeing the process behind creating these works of art that I enjoy so much.

Up next comes the hardest part of the day. If you guessed leaving Collectors Editions, you'd be wrong. But if you guessed paying for my artwork, you'd be right. Actually it worked out great since Cindy gave us a discount and Collectors was giving us the “pre-release” price, so all in all it was a happy day. Besides that as it turns out, I may have spent the least that day since I only bought two paintings. My Disneyana collection is focused on two characters, Mickey Mouse and Sleeping Beauty. Of course, there's so much Mickey stuff out there that I've decided to narrow that focus to Mickey in Star Wars, and I don't think I'll ever see fine art of Mickey in Star Wars.

Of course a few minutes later I would face a threat to my collecting focus (from a certain point of view). A forthcoming park exclusive painting. A park exclusive is pretty much like it sounds meaning that you can only get it in the park(akin to the Thomas Kinkade painting of Disneyland for the 50th Anniversary). This forthcoming painting is by Manny Hernandez and it's a beauty. It's titled The Happiest Street on Earth and features 106 Disney characters on Main Street USA with Sleeping Beauty Castle in the background. Manny was kind enough to show me quite a few of his character sketches for the painting and the work in progress original. He also showed me where a certain princess(you all get one guess and only one guess) is going to be in the painting since she hadn't been added yet.

Well since a few months have passed since I first saw The Happiest Street on Earth, more information has come out about it. It's going to be released on July 17, 2008 (an appropriate day to release a painting if I ever heard of one) exclusively at Walt Disney World!! (Ha, ha, ha, fool you). It's being released at Disneyland. On that day, those in the park can see a presentation with Manny and get their painting signed. Of course this is assuming they have any left by the release date. Disneyland, in a move that makes me very happy since there's no way I can be in Disneyland on the 17th, is making the painting available for purchase via Disneyland delivEARS. It became available yesterday, and yes, I bought it. I've convinced myself that because it features both a certain princess and the world's most famous mouse(and my oldest friend in the world, remember my mother put a Disney poster in my nursery before I was even born) at Disneyland. As an added bonus, it will be embellished by Manny himself even though Disney Gallery's website does not specifically say so. Manny came up to Cindy's store a couple of weeks ago and as we were talking about the painting, he told us that he would be doing some embellishment on every canvas edition of the painting. So knowledge can be a wonderful thing. Now I get to play the waiting game. While Homer Simpson would rather play Hungry Hungry Hippos, I have no choice. Disneyland told me the painting is being shipped in mid August, mere weeks before my next visit, but alas they can't hold it there for me so I have to pay for shipping. But courtesy of the premium annual pass, I did get a 10% discount. (And thus my premium AP has now officially already paid for itself over a deluxe).

The Happiest Street on Earth by Manny Hernandez

Please note that this painting comes from the official Disney Gallery website. To see how the other editions look and some of the character sketches, click me, click me! If you want information about the actual relase and info to contact Disneyland about, visit the Disney Gallery web page.

And thus ends our day at Collectors Editions. Michael Young then takes us all out to dinner to celebrate our visit. During dinner the wheels in my head turn and I finally come up with the appropriate personalization for my Briar Rose painting by Trevor Carlton. I'd like to think that it combines my sometimes off the wall sense of humor with my love and knowledge of the film Sleeping Beauty. “May you find the love of your life while she's wandering through the forest pretending to be a peasant girl.”

The finished version of Briar Rose by Trevor Carlton. Note the brush strokes by the bird. And though it's difficult to see, he also embellished her hair band, shawl, berries, and the black part of her skirt with some sort of sparkly glitter type paint. It looks really cool.


After dinner, we go our separate ways, ready to head back down to Anaheim to get ready for the big day. Yes, tomorrow my dream comes true. I will be visiting the Walt Disney Studios.

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Old 07-10-2008, 12:41 AM   #36
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What a great report......thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:32 AM   #37
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Wow, such lovely art you were able to pick up! Your home is going to become a museum!

Looking forward to reading your next posting on the Studios! I hope you are busy writing it right now!!
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Old 07-10-2008, 01:37 PM   #38
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Thanks. If all goes well, I'll start writing the Studios portion tonight.
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Old 07-10-2008, 02:55 PM   #39
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That was very educational! I've wondered what some of those terms meant but never got around to looking them up. I can see where art collecting would become addictive. How awesome to get the privilege to meet artists first hand and have them embellish your pieces. Very cool
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:10 PM   #40
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I no nothing about art

This was a great read. It is very interesting. Loved the paintings. Can't wait to hear about the studios. My wife noticed on a prior reply somewhere that I incorrectly stated your name on the boards and I apologize. I think I put SleepingBeautyJedi and of course it was SleepingJediBeauty. Sorry.

Again can't wait for the the studios. Do you have lots of pics from that?
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It wasn't until I asked Cindy about the terms that I knew what they meant either. I figured that I should know what these terms mean since I was now doing more than just admiring fine art. Better to be an educated consumer than an uneducated one.

Now, I'm just trying to figure out why the lower numbers are more sought after. I was told it was because the lower numbers were printed first, so their quality was better, but that was apparently back in the "old days" of fine art. Not that I mind much. I'm just happy to get a painting I like.

As for my old username, I don't even remember which order it was in. I just figured that Sleepless Knight makes more sense. Perhaps in a future TR I'll explain that origin. As for studios pics, I have a lot of them. I don't fully trust my camera(which you'll hear about more in a future TR) on account of it's annyoing proclivity to be fully charged one instant and completely dead the next second. Furthermore, it can run for weeks on a fresh set of recharaged batteries or it won't run at all on a fresh set of batteries. And it eats up supposed long lasting digital camera batteries at the same rate it eats up regular batteries. So, I didn't take very many pictures of the first 3 days of this trip because I knew that seeing the Walt Disney Studios is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I wanted to take lots and lots of pictures. If I miss a pic at Disneyland, I can get it again without much trouble, but the Studios are a different matter.

Suffice it say, my camera chose to cooperate this time and I got a lot of pictures, which I will be sharing. After all, what fun is a Walt Disney Studios backlot visit without taking lots of pictures to remember it? And let's face it, it wouldn't be nearly as entertaining to read about it if you couldn't see what I'm talking about.

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Another great update. You really are a great storyteller & I starting to become jealous of your personally embellished Disney fine art collection.

I can't wait to hear/see all about the Studios. I agree with you 100% in that I think a good story needs lots of pictures to help tell it right. That's why we all love Disney so much isn't it because of the visual images they use to tell us the best stories.
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You hit that right on the head. I think a major reason why Walt Disney was so successful is because he always looked for new ways to tell a story. When you look at his classic films, none of them looked alike. Each film was distinct visually from the story that preceded it.
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Chapter 6: Disaster Averted and the Dream Comes True

Well, now that you've stuck with me through weeks of sometimes sporadic updates and even occasional postings on my pre-trip report comes the moment that you've all been waiting for, but of course what trip report would be complete without some sort of moment of truth and/or crisis, which you're about to hear about next.

Well, as everybody knows, Disney has billed 2007 and 2008 as the Year(s) of a Million Dreams. When looking at all the dream prizes being awarded, I can say that many of them don't strike me as a “dream.” Sure there are some fun prizes in the there, but I can honestly say that I wouldn't trade any of the year of a million dream prizes, for what I will see today. Yes, today is the day that I get to tour the backlot of the Walt Disney Studios the very place where so many of my favorite movies were created. You see of all the places in the world where I would love to someday visit the Walt Disney Studios are at the very top of the list, right ahead of Lucasfilm/ILM, and Pixar Animation Studios. On my many trips through southern California on my way to Disneyland, I would often wonder just where the Walt Disney Studios were in Burbank. I never ultimately really wanted to know though because of how badly I wanted to go there. Better not knowing just how close I was, while still being so very far away.

And yet now the day has come. In the months leading up to this trip, I'd been very quiet about. I guess I was afraid of somehow jinxing it. I told my family, but that was about it. I didn't tell any of my friends until about a week before the trip when I knew it was happening. It's unique experience waking up the morning of something you've dreamed about all your life, but never actually believed it would happen. This morning was nothing like the excitement and anticipation of visiting Disneyland or Walt Disney World simply because this opportunity will likely never come again.

With our tour beginning at 10:30, we left Anaheim at 8:00am giving ourselves plenty of time to deal with rush hour traffic through L.A. Well, as it turns out, we didn't leave nearly early enough for on this morning the traffic was beyond horrible. It moved v e r y , v e r y s l o w l y. It was horrendous. As the minutes grew into hours, the fear began to mount. In short, there was too little time until our tour started and we were still too far away. In those anxious and fearful moments I began to fear that my dream was about to die in the horrendous traffic of Los Angeles. I don't think I've ever hated and loathed traffic as I did in those anxious hours. And yet from this I would learn a lesson.

You see I'm a very religious person. I served a mission for my church in Moscow, Russia for two years, beginning to learn Russian only after I accepted the call to serve. And now another piece of the puzzle becomes clear. Looking back on my life, I realized that God was preparing me to live amongst the Russian people through the films of Walt Disney. Why? It's already quite apparent that I've loved Sleeping Beauty since I was a little boy. Where did the music in the film come from? Piotr Ilych Tchaikovksy, the Russian composer. I also have very clear memories of Fantasia and the short Peter and the Wolf, which both featured extensive use of, you guessed it, Russian classical music. So, growing up in the end of the Cold War, I was exposed to the Russian culture in a small way through the films of Walt Disney. Long before I went to Russia, I had an appreciation for Russian culture. I clearly remember buying an old audio cassette(that seems like forever ago) in Moscow of music from the Sleeping Beauty ballet because I knew that the Sleeping Beauty waltz contained the music for Once Upon A Dream.

And so fearing that my dream was about to die, I began to pray, that someway, somehow, we would make it on time to the Walt Disney Studios. Well, we didn't, but through the wonder of cell phones we were able to call others in our group and let them know that we'd be a little late. To make matters even crazier and more stressful, we had been given bad directions to the Studios once we arrived in Burbank, so the stress mounted. So close and yet so far. Well, in the end we arrived. We were finally here. And in looking back, I realized that in spite of the incredible fear and stress of that nightmare of a morning, I had a sense of peace. God may not have helped us arrive on time, but he did grant me a sense of calm and serenity to deal with the stress.

But now the long nightmare of a morning's drive through Los Angeles had ended. I was actually at the Walt Disney Studios. As we pulled into the parking lot, we saw the Sorcerers' Hat by the new animation building. I couldn't quite believe that I was actually seeing it for myself, live and in person. As we left the parking structure, we noticed the large stained glass windows the parking structure building. I suspect that all parking structures have elevators, and some even have stained glass windows in them, but I somehow doubt that those stained glass windows have portraits of Goofy, Donald Duck, Pluto, and Daisy.

Yes!!! We finally made it! The Walt Disney Studios!


How cool is this for a parking garage?


And then off in the distance I see it. The famous Walt Disney Studios water tower. Again, I can't quite believe it. I'm here on the backlot of the Walt Disney Studios. See over there is Jiminy Cricket as well.





And so our tour begins as we walk past the soundstages, including the very famous Stage 2. Many, many years ago, Stage 2 was home to the rooftops of London where Mary Poppins came flying down into London to be a nanny for the Banks children. Mary Poppins was filmed entirely in stage 2. Love to laugh, here's where it happened. The chimneys were swept here, the birds were fed, and yes even kites were flown here. But Mary Poppins isn't the only film you've seen that was filmed here. In more recent years, stage 2 was home to cursed Aztec gold and a fateful confrontation between one Captain Jack Sparrow and Hector Barbossa. Yes, the final battle scene from Pirates of the Carribean was filmed here. The swamps from Pirates of the Carribean 2 were also filmed here on stage 2.



More Disney history took place in the sound stages. I still remember growing up and watching old reruns of The Wonderful World of Disney and World of Color on The Disney Channel back in the days when the Disney Channel actually showed Disney programming as opposed to endless repeats of High School Musical: 25th Reunion or something like that. You know I miss the Disney Channel. I wish the channel bearing Walt's name would actually air programs featuring Walt and some of his wonderful characters as opposed to 24/7/365 tween hit of the day. Okay, enough of my rant about the channel bearing Walt's name(they don't even deserve it). Anyways, back when you could see programs that proved Walt Disney was a real person, and an amazing one at that, they would show footage from the classics. Even wondered why Sleeping Beauty and other classics looked so lifelike? Well, they would film live actors acting out scenes from the movie on these soundstages for the animators to study their performances and their movements. On a soundstage is where the old black and white footage of Phillip and Aurora meeting once upon a dream was filmed. Here on a soundstage, Phillip fought Maleficent to save the life of the girl of his dreams. So much history, and here I am, right in the middle of it.

Never before have I found some plain looking building so exciting.


And so having seen the soundstages we turn the corner and come to a very famous street sign. Mickey Avenue. If you've been to Disney's Hollywood Studios, you've seen a street called Mickey Ave., but this one right before is the real Mickey Ave. I can't believe I'm here. Some people have replicas of this sign hanging in their homes. I loved Mickey Mouse my entire life. I could spot him from a hundred yards away when I was little, and yet now, here I am, standing on Mickey Avenue itself, right underneath the sign. Look carefully and you'll also notice Pluto's Corner, and yes, it's right next to the fire hydrant.


Perpendicular to Mickey Avenue is another famous sign, this one paying homage to the film that quite literally built this place. Dopey Drive. Using the profits from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Walt and Roy Disney built the Walt Disney Studios. You know I think of all the Seven Dwarfs, Dopey is my favorite. And it's fitting and appropriate that we're on Dopey Drive now. For just down the street a little way is the original Legends Sidewalk. Here is where many of the Disney Legends put their hand prints in cement. Here you can find the signatures of the Nine Old Men, Peter Ellenshaw, Annette Funicello, Fess Parker, and Julie Andrews, among others.

It takes one to know one.


Some of the Nine Old Men and other famous Disney legends.


Marc Davis, the lead animator for such memorable characters as Tinker Bell, Cinderella, Maleficent, Cruella De Vil, and of course a certain princess with gold of sunshine in her hair and lips that shame the red, red rose. Davis also helped imagineer Disneyland's Pirates of the Carribean.


And right across the street from Legends Sidewalk is the place where legends are born, where dreams begin. For here, in this building is where Briar Rose first danced off the page and into my heart with Prince Phillip once upon a dream. In this building, Peter Pan first flew off to Neverland with Tinker Bell. In these hallways, Dumbo learned to fly, and Bambi became twitterpated. Here is where Cinderella first tried on the glass slipper, Lady and the Tramp shared that romantic kiss on a bella note, Pongo and Perdita ended up with 99 puppies, and Baloo taught Mowgli the Bare Necessities. In later years, here is where Ariel would take her first steps on land, Belle would learn to love a beast, the Genie would be freed so he could visit Disneyland, and Simba would become The Lion King. The Animation Building. Here, the nine old men became, well, the Nine Old Men.

Our tour guide telling us about the history of the animation building. He skipped the part about the history and process of hand drawn animation because he knew that we already knew how it was created. Yes, I'm a certifiable Disney geek.


In around 1995, the animation department moved to the new animation building with the Sorcerers' Hat, and the old animation building was turned into an office building. Today notables such as Jerry Bruckheimer and Terry Rossio(screenwriter for Pirates of the Carribean) work in this building. But as a tribute to the original purpose of this building, the walls of the first floor hallway are lined with various scenes and stills detailing the creation of an animated feature film or short and the process of how it leaps off the paper and comes to the silver screen.

It may have all started with a mouse, but this is the man who created the world's most famous mouse


And here's the mouse who started it all


A really neat thing about the layout on the walls of the old animation building. The drawings, sketches, and complete cels are grouped together by the part that each represents in the process of the drawing becoming the finished cels. For that reason, these pictures on the walls are not grouped together by film, but rather by what each one represents.

Concept art from Bambi


Rough animation and clean up animation on the Beast.


Sketches of Sorcerer Mickey from Fantasia


Eyvind Earle's background painting of King Stefan's throne room from Sleeping Beauty. This film is unique in that prior Disney films saw the characters drawn first, and the background made to fit them. With Sleeping Beauty, Walt had Eyvind Earle create the lush and detailed backgrounds and then made the characters fit the background. This is part of why Sleeping Beauty the film is so consistent in appearance throughout. Some have also argued that Sleeping Beauty is the most realistic of the Disney films as they were hoping to create a moving illustration.


Finished cels from assorted feature films and shorts. While I wanted Mickey to be clearly visible in this picture, you can also see Winnie the Pooh and The Jungle Book.


I interrupt your visual tour here to interject that we even got to visit the famous underground tunnels that connected the animation department to Ink and Paint. Back in the old days before all hand drawn animation was inked by computer, each drawing had to be hand inked. In order to protect the drawings and the newly inked cels from occasional bad weather even in sunny southern California, the tunnels were constructed. Legend has it that Disney animators even used the slope of the tunnels as a slide using * gasp * some of the hand inked cels from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs since they didn't fully realize what they had accomplished with that film.

The front and back of a painted cel featuring Flora from Sleeping Beauty. By the way, Flora is still wrong.


The construction of one of the most breathtaking animated scenes ever done, the ballroom scene from Beauty and the Beast.


A close up of the finished cel from Beauty and the Beast.


A finished cel from one of my other favorite Disney films, The Lion King.


Showing the process of effects animation from one of Disney's most famous visual effects scenes ever, the dragon transformation and battle from Sleeping Beauty. Most of the films then record $6 million cost was spent on this scene. Small wonder that some historians believe that Sleeping Beauty was highly influential on Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, and George Lucas.


To honor the past meeting the future, here are some scenes from Pixar's 2007 release Rataouille. It's worth noting that Pixar animators were heavily influenced by the Disney classics, with John Lasseter and Brad Bird having studied at Cal Arts. In Bird's films The Iron Giant and The Incredibles Frank and Ollie make an appearance. They're the gentlemen talking about how they did it old school at the end of The Incredibles.


Coming soon to a trip report near you(at least in this thread): Legends Plaza.
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