The Encyclopedia of Disney Animated Shorts
A complete guide to Disney short subjects made from 1922 to the present.

Animation Art Glossary
Terms used in ink and paint animation.

Sterling Holloway
By Jim Fanning. [Persistence of Vision] Biographical article. Includes photo.

  • His works include articles for The Disney Magazine and Sketches, and he is the author of The Disney Poster and a new biography of Walt Disney, published by Chelsea House.

    Bright Lights Film Journal: Tex Avery
    A look at the life and career of Tex Avery.

  • His attempts to sell a comic strip to the newspapers failed, but his sand sketches landed him a job with a minor cartoon studio doing inking and cel painting.


    Photo by www.giftsofalifetime.com

    Goosing Mother Goose: The Fairy Tales of Tex Avery
    Article from Bright Lights Film Journal.

  • A Gander at Mother Goose (1940) and Blitz Wolf (1942) A Gander at Mother Goose is not a fairy tale proper, but a collection of blackout sketches based on fairy-tale characters that serves as a kind of mini-encyclopedia of Avery's fairy-tale gags and motifs.

    Mr. Heitman's Wonderful World of Disney
    Biography of Walt Disney.

  • Walt became interested in drawing at an early age, selling his first sketches to neighbors when he was only seven years old.

    Hurter, Albert (1883-1942)
    An illustrated biography.

  • His anthropomorphic tendencies and his comic designs were the germs that were needed in an industry that set out to make people laugh.Walt saw these abilities and make Hurter what Canemaker calls an "inspirational sketch artist." Disney would rely heavily on such talents throughout his career, but Hurter was the first and surely the prototype.

  • His job was to draw and sketch, to play with images and ideas.

  • His sketches were the foundations for most of the Disney films of the Thirties.

  • One of the model sheets from Fantasia for the Pegasus is comprised of nine Hurter sketches.

  • Below is a detail of the first image on this page showing the character of Snow White already fully developed from the very earliest sketches and giving you a better view of the facile beauty of Hurter's art.

  • This excellent book feature chapters on all of the "Inspirational Sketch Artists" including Ferdinand Horvath, , James Bodrero, , Bianca Majolie, Sylvia Moberly-Holland, Mary Blair, Tyrus Wong, David Hall, Eyvind Earle, Ken Anderson and an entire chapter on the artists creating the inspirations for today's Disney cartoons.

    Wikipedia - Finding Nemo
    Plot description, box office information, cultural references, links to educational
    data about the...

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    Wikipedia: Lenny Henry
    Encyclopedia entry covers his early career, with filmography and links to published

    The Disney Afternoon Ring
    Webrings of sites related to Disney Afternoon shows.

    Animated Films
    Extensive history of family-oriented animated movies from silents to present day.

  • Winsor McCay ("America's Greatest Cartoonist") New York Herald comic-strip animator and sketch artist Winsor McCay (1869-1934) produced a string of comic strips from 1904-1911, his three best being Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend , Little Sammy Sneeze , and Little Nemo in Slumberland (from October 15, 1905 to July 23, 1911).

  • Disney produced about two dozen of the silent, black and white Oswald cartoons from 1927-1928 until giving up the character to Walter Lantz and moving onto Mickey Mouse (looking like Oswald with his ears cut off) in 1928.] The Debut of Mickey Mouse: In 1928, Disney Studios' chief animator Ub Iwerks (1901-1971) developed a new character from a figure known as Mortimer Mouse, a crudely-drawn or sketched, rodent-like 'Mickey Mouse' - slightly similar to Felix the Cat.

    EMuck - Invited Talk With Mary Kay Bergman
    Transcript of an online chat, with insight on getting into voiceover. [Also
    available in ASCII format,...


    Screenshots, previews, news, and a review.

    Stephanie Sheh reports on a talk by Jodi Benson at the Four Seasons Hotel.

  • We're not getting it.' And you're like, 'Man, what more can I do?'" Benson did receive a sketch and a tape recording of one of the songs to aid in her creating the character.

    Angélique Kidjo Unofficial Homepage
    David Sauvé's unofficial page for the artist. Contains reviews of all her LP/CD
    releases, lyrics,...

    The Classic Donald Duck of Tony Strobl
    Article by Anders Berglund about Tony Strobl, after Carl Barks maybe the most
    important Donald Duck artist.

  • These scripts, however, could be very different both in style and detail; everything from typewritten texts to detailed picture synopses with sketches on an individual frame level.

  • Strobl would start his work by sketching the layout of the pages on standard sized paper if this was not already done in the script.

    Combustible Celluloid: Jodi Benson
    Jeffrey M. Anderson reveals that Jodi is a Broadway trained singer and actress,
    who never really intended...

  • You become a part of them when they're starting to do their sketchwork.

  • And I show them a flip book and then I show them the black-and-white videotape of the pencil sketches of the movie, with the clicker counter up in the top, and I tell them how many drawings per second -- go through the whole thing.

    Armchair Empire
    Review, with screen shots. Score: 9.1 out of 10.

  • Its really neat to see character sketches of the SNK characters in a heavily anime style, and Capcom characters in a far more realistic style.

    Gadget Hackwrench and the Rescue Rangers
    Includes fan art, fan fiction as well as an extensive collection of musings.

    Judith's Mickey Mouse Page
    Includes pictures, desktop themes, information, and games.

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