Category Archives: # 9 Summer 1984

The Donald Duck Story

The above statement, published in an issue of DISNEY NEWS, the studio magazine, remains as the most mythical of all the claims to Donalds creation but, judging by Donald’s irascible nature, is probably the most appropriate. It is however, pure Disney legend. As I have previously mentioned, the inspiration for Donald’s voice came from an… Read More »

The Donald Duck Story

Donald’s bombastic nature provided a welcome antidote to theatre audiences who up until then had only seen mindlessly cheerful characters like Mickey the Mouse, Flip the Frog and Bosko the Blackboy in happy-go-lucky situations. In such films as the all-time classic THE BAND CONCERT (1935) Donald would manage to steal the show time and time… Read More »

The Donald Duck Story

Daisy Duck first entered Donald’s life in MR. DUCK STEPS OUT (1940) in which our hero’s courageous attempts to impress the love of his life are totally ruined once again by his nephews. Daisy was never a particularly interesting character, serving only as an object for Donald’s efforts much in the same way the machines… Read More »

Using Storyboards for Cartoon Animation

David Jefferson tells of the advantages of using storyboards and looks at two professional storyboards done for TV adverts. It has been said that the storyboard was invented at the Walt Disney studios. This may be true although it is hard to imagine a cartoon film being made without first having the scenes mapped out… Read More »

Using Storyboards for Cartoon Animation

It shows the animator what the scriptwriter and the director have in mind. Again it is much better to get the interpretation of a scene sorted out at the start rather than trust to luck that the animator sees it along the same lines as the director. What if you are the scriptwriter, animator and… Read More »