Tag Archives: Disney Studios

The Hyperion Horseflies Story

It’s no secret that Chuck Jones and Art Babbitt were good friends from way back.  But in writing about Disney, Chuck borrowed one of Art’s own stories.  In Chuck Reducks (pp. 95-6) he writes: Disney animators were more likely to … Continue reading

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The Disney Training Program of the 1930s

Assembled here are some quotations from primary sources about the training program that was in place at Disney’s in the early 1930s.  (Art Babbitt was part of Sharpsteen’s trainee unit from mid-1932 to early 1933.)  “…There were two of us … Continue reading

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The Second Disney Task

After Babbitt completed his first inbetweening test, news of his speed spread across the studio “like wildfire.”  Cartoons were, by their nature, expensive to make, requiring more time to produce six minutes of footage than a live action film required.  … Continue reading

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The First Disney Task

When Art finally got hired at Disney Studios in July 1932, he, like countless others before and after him, was assigned to inbetween another animator’s drawings. Inbetweening is low on the animation rung, but luckily for Art, the studio had … Continue reading

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Walt Disney Praises his Victor Camera

An original ad, circa 1935, featuring Walt and Art.  From Art Babbitt’s collection.

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Old Disney Studios in 3D

I used to be a big fan of the “Magic Eye” images, and I’m fascinated by the 19th century stereo photos of historical images.  They were photographed with two lenses, one beside the other, so they could be “stereo-viewed,” either … Continue reading

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1936 Lecture part 3: Animation is Study

Art Babbitt’s lecture to the Disney Staff on September 23, 1936 continues here.  Don’t miss parts One and Two.  In this section, Babbitt speaks some motivating words about being sensitive and critical to the world all around.

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