Cinema: The Great Era Of Walt Disney

A retrospective shows the magic of master animation

"When distorting the body retain the normal volumn [sic] in all parts."

"Ears elongate in violent action." "Feathers on head are usually ruffled only for anger or 'takes.'"

In these penciled instructions to guide animators as they drew Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, one can read the history of a popular art form as it attained its first—and perhaps only—golden age.

The time was the 1930s and early 1940s. The place was the Walt Disney Studio. Members of the young team that drew Mickey, Donald, Pluto, Goofy and...

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