Posts tagged with ‘walt disney

IHC Movie Reviews: Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

I must admit at the outset of this that a serious part of my childhood is missing.  For in all of my years and across the entirety of my childhood I have never watched the Disney classic “Marry Poppins” in its entirety.  I may have watched a scene or two along the way and know a tid-bit of the songs but somewhere along the way I never quite copped on to Julie Andrews and Dick VanDyke dancing through the park accompanied by tap dancing penguins.  So aside from the collective cultural conscience of the film I really didn’t know what to expect when going in to see “Saving Mr. Banks”, however I was not disappointed in the slightest afterwards.

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First look at Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

This picture of a portrait is the first look at Tom Hanks in character as Walt Disney in the upcoming December movie ‘Saving Mr. Banks’. The film, which will be released December 20, 2013, tells the story of Disney’s 14-year effort to convince Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers to turn over the rights to her book. Emma Thompson plays Travers, and she’s been spotted by photographers, too.

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Saturday morning cartoons: Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in “Sky Scrappers”

Before Walt Disney created Mickey Mouse, his main character was Oswald, a little rabbit to whom Disney lost the rights to for decades.

These are the earliest known sketches of Mickey Mouse

You’re looking at the earliest known drawings of Mickey Mouse, cir. 1928, by Mickey Mouse co-creator Ub Iwerks. You’ll note that even though the face changed, Disney and Iwerks knew from the very beginning that Mickey’s iconic circular ears would pretty much always stay in the same place on his head, no matter what he was doing.

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This isn’t a real movie, but I wish it were: ‘Walt’, starring Ryan Gosling as Walt Disney
Why has Disney never done a biopic of its legendary founder? Sounds like total Oscar bait to me. French art director Pascal Witaszek psyches the Internet with a massive tease of a teaser poster for a not-quite-real Walt Disney biopic starring Ryan Gosling.
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This isn’t a real movie, but I wish it were: ‘Walt’, starring Ryan Gosling as Walt Disney

Why has Disney never done a biopic of its legendary founder? Sounds like total Oscar bait to me. French art director Pascal Witaszek psyches the Internet with a massive tease of a teaser poster for a not-quite-real Walt Disney biopic starring Ryan Gosling.

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Live action test footage from Disney’s Alice in Wonderland

Here is a Disney Studios reference test film synched with the finished scene from the 1951 film Alice in Wonderland. You also see the animators at work, capturing the mood and the movements of the actors.

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Walt Disney explains the multi-plane camera

For decades, Disney was on the absolute cutting edge of animation technology and the crown jewel of the company’s technological advancements was the multi-plane camera to add lifelike depth and movement to 2D animation. Here, the Diz himself explains how it works.

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Walt Disney personally introduces the multi-plane camera

There was a point in time, while Walt Disney was alive and decades before Disney acquired Pixar that Disney animation was on the absolute cutting edge of animation. And the piece de resistance of this animation technology was the multi-plane camera, which layered backgrounds painted on glass to give animated films a more realistic, more live action film look to them, instead of just a solid static background.






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