A113 is a frequent an inside joke in animated films and tv shows created by alumni of CalArts. It’s a reference to the classroom number for graphic design and character animation classes. Most of the Disney and Pixar animators have taken classes at CalArts, so the number tends to show up in a lot of Disney and Pixar movies in places like license plates, room numbers, etc.
Brad Bird has said “I put it into every single one of my films, including my Simpsons episodes—it’s sort of my version of Hirschfeld’s ‘Nina.’”
Here’s a pretty good list of where the number has shown up.
An inside look at the Art Corner in Tomorrowland where guests could buy ORIGINAL animation cells from various Disney movies for a $1 a piece!
One of The Art Corner’s main claims to fame is as an outlet for Disney animation cells. These collector-prized items had once been available through the Courvoisier Gallery(from 1938 until 1946), but had been off the market until Disneyland opened in 1955. Disney collector Rob Richards notes “The Art Corner rescued thousands of cells from being destroyed and saved them for posterity.” Other offerings that had an immense impact on future artists were a series of Cartoon Character Guides on drawing Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Pluto, Jiminy Cricket, Chip ‘n Dale and Donald Duck, and animation kits.
The Art Corner permanently closed 6 September 1966 to make way for the renovation of Tomorrowland.
The centenary of Kahl’s birth was honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on April 27, 2009, with a tribute entitled “Milt Kahl: The Animation Michelangelo” and featured Brad Bird, his protégé, as a panelist
Milt Kahl is often considered the finest draughtsman of the Disney animators. For many years the final look for the characters in the Disney films were designed by Kahl, in his angular style inspired by Ronald Searle and Picasso.
Wolfgang Reitherman started out at Disney as one of the legendary Nine Old Men. He took over as head director on The Sword and the Stone, and directed all of the Disney features up until his retirement in 1981.
All three of Reitherman’s sons provided their voices for Disney Films. Richard and Robert were two of the three actors who voiced Arthur in The Sword in the Stone, and Bruce was the voice of Christopher Robin in the Winnie the Pooh shorts, as well as Mowgli in The Jungle Book.
Les Clark entered animation at a pivotal time and participated in events that shaped not only Disney’s future but the history of the art form itself. The first of Disney’s famed Nine Old Men to be hired, when he arrived at the studio in 1927, the Alice Comedies were winding down and a series starring a new character named Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was beginning.
For the person who asked about being a face character, there's an entire blog dedicated to it called facecharactercentral, and there's actually different height requirements for each character. The sizes range from 0 to… the maximum is a 10 I believe. So that clerk was not only impolite, but she was also incorrect.
Awesome! Thanks bunnyblanket. So everyone who wants to be a face character someday, go check out facecharactercentral. This blog is now my go to for anything regarding face characters and auditions (and should be yours too!). You can even submit a photo of yourself and the blogger will tell you what face characters (if any) you look like.
So, take that rude Disney store employee! Tumblr has spoken!
Welcome to Disney Trivia! Here you'll find fun and interesting behind the scenes facts about your favorite disney movies, characters, actors, and theme parks, as well as hidden mickeys and movie goofs and bloopers.
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