Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Coloring the Kingdom

A painter at work on a scene from Pinocchio, whose 1940 release was perceived as a financial disappointment compared with that of Snow White, three years earlier.

The Ropes, an illustrated booklet detailing company rules and policies, was publish during WWII.

The big man itself, Walt Disney with some female inkers and painters.

70 year old letter from Walt Disney Productions to Miss Mary Ford, who had applied to be an animator at the studio. She was summarily rejected for animation training because — ready? — she was a woman.

I'm currently hooked on this vanity fair article: Coloring the Kingdom.Its realy can also find more info here and here. Love it! Here's a little caption on the text:

Behind the breakthrough magic of Walt Disney’s first animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and his other 30s and 40s classics—Pinocchio, Fantasia, Bambi—toiled as many as 100 young women, the inkers and painters, working from dawn to dusk on thousands of cels that brought his dreams to life. The author recaptures their white-gloved esprit de corps, and a golden age of Disney that would be disrupted by strike, World War II, and, eventually, the Xerox machine.

1 comment:

  1. Haydee, Your Hayan Cafe blog continues to be one of my favorite past times on the web. I once had the opportunity to view some of the original Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs artwork and it was fantastic. The Dangers of Celery Posters are delicious, and so is the food at Cafe Ole!


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