Ed Catmull appeared along with Brad Bird, Andrew Stanton and others for a panel talk on the history of computer animation that was held at The Computer History Museum 6 years ago. It runs for one hour and forty minutes. Ed Catmull was Co-Founder and President, Pixar Animation Studios. Brad Bird was writer/director on The… Read More »
Mickey tries to emulate his hero, Charles Lindberg, and woo Minnie with his own, homemade airplane. Directed by Walt Disney. This was the first Mickey Mouse cartoon to be made. A silent version was previewed in Los Angeles, but failed to impress audiences, so did not go on general release. A second cartoon, The Gallopin’… Read More »
An RKO newsreel looks at the making of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. “We take you behind the closed doors of the famed Walt Disney studios in Hollywood” enthuses the newsreel commentator. “Doors usually barred to all visitors. In the past three years the studio staff has grown from less than 300… Read More »
Felix the Cat cartoons are all magic – beautifully simple, they are entirely visual and do not need sound, writes Godfrey Jones in Animator mag.
An amazing, imaginative piece of animation – no story, just the instruction “watch us move”; and so we do. The first “real” animated film, and still the best, writes Godfrey Jones in Animator mag.
If you’ve got skeletons like this in your cupboard then I’d hate to be your next door neighbour! Ub Iwerks takes the stage, with pencil in hand, to bring life to the dead in this classic Disney short. The first Silly Symphony chose dancing skeletons to combine sound and vision, opening new doors for the… Read More »
Walt was good at firsts and he produced the first cartoon talkie. As a very young Mr – Mickey Mouse smashes, bashes and crashes every thing in sight. To a musical ding-dong he crash, bang, walloped his way into movie history, writes Paul Thomas in Animator mag.
Introduced by Haley Mills, this is a behind the scenes view of the Walt Disney studio. This is part 1 of 5 parts.
This movie was was drawn direct on to 35mm film by Norman McLaren, a young Scot. It was made for the G.P.O. Film Unit which was a hot-bed of creativity. In addition to McLaren there were Cavalcanti, Benjamin Britten and W.H. Auden, led by John Grierson.
La Joie de Vivre (The Joy of Living) was made in France by Hector Hoppin and Anthony Gross where it was highly successful. Alexander Korda saw it and was vastly impressed. He brought the two men to England to work on H.G. Wells “Things to Come”.