The Art Behind The Magic

"Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive."
-Walt Disney

Production Animation Drawing of Grumpy By Vladimir Tytla
How many drawings in a storyboarded sequence?
Well, here’s one. Sequence, that is. At the end of Lilo and Stitch we were cataloging and packing up our story drawings. We got to talking about how thick the piles were. Eventually someone suggested we take a picture of the drawings for one sequence. We used the floor of a large open meeting room in the Florida studio, and brought in a scissor lift as a platform for the photographer. Then we spread out the drawings. We were all surprised just how large an area they covered. Bela Temesvary shot the picture. Then he suggested I sit in the middle of them for posterity. Now, if you’re still reading, bear in mind that this is not just one sequence from the film, but one VERSION of one sequence. Sharp-eyed observers will note that this is the obsolete chase sequence that featured a 747. That version was dropped after September 11. So this entire thing wasn’t used. Nor is this the first version of this sequence - I boarded it at least once before this. So this is probably version 2. I boarded it again from scratch at least one more time after this one was scrapped. Most people board on Cintiq now, but I still do it on paper. It’s nice to have original drawings to sit on at the end.
- Chris Sanders, Writer/Director of “Lilo and Stitch”
“I don’t think there is anything that could make me ever stop loving Disney. Even if the company did something completely horrible I would still be completely in love with it.” 
Minnie Mouse Animation 

Tangled (2010) concept art

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Anita and Roger Animation 
Glen Keane concepts for Sergeant Calhoun

Glen Keane concepts for Sergeant Calhoun

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Glen Keane talks about some of the more difficult characters he’s had to draw. 

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“I think the people finding words like “sex” and finding errors all over Disney films are some of the most ignorant people on earth and need to find a new hobby.”

“I think the people finding words like “sex” and finding errors all over Disney films are some of the most ignorant people on earth and need to find a new hobby.”

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Paperman Concept Art

Paperman Concept Art

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Ward Kimball’s Captain Hooks.

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The Little Mermaid Concept Art

Sleeping Beauty Concept Art

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