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How Babbitt Changed Animation Methodology – Pt 3 of 4

Cartoon Character Analysis Hollywood cartoon characters up to 1934 lacked a certain luster.  In the early 1930s, live-action actors were happily pigeon-holed into roles: Douglas Fairbanks was the hero, Charley Chaplin was the tramp.  But these stars were exceptional. They … Continue reading

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How Babbitt Changed Animation Methodology – Pt 2 of 4

The Animation Technique of Breaking the Joints You must have noticed that if you wag a pencil in just the right way, it appears to be made of rubber.  It’s an optical illusion that makes a rigid object appear to move … Continue reading

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Happy Leftover Day!

“Turkey, lobster, sweet potato pie/ “Pancakes piled up til they reach the sky/ “Lots of starches, lots of greens, fancy chocolate-covered [beans!]” “I’m gonna eat an’ eat an’ eat an’ eat an’ eat until I die.” -Goofy, in Fun and … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Well, Gorsh! One thing I’m thankful for is the incredible people I’ve met through this blog — not to mention all the amazing comments you have shared.   It’s so gratifying to know that others are inspired by this blog, so … Continue reading

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The 3rd Annual Annie Awards

The Annie Awards is the Oscars for the animation industry:  the highest honor awarded by one’s peers in the animation field.  The tradition was started by the incredible June Foray, a ubiquitous voice talent from the Golden age of Looney … Continue reading

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1940: Babbitt and Fergie

The year is 1940.  Disney’s is experiencing the Golden Age of animation.  But just how valuable is Art Babbitt to Walt Disney? Remember, this was before the “Nine Old Men” became defined as Disney’s top animators.  So we’ll look at … Continue reading

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