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.
On previous Disney animated features, the top animators were assigned a character and drew the bulk (if not all) of that particular character’s scenes individually. Animation on 101 Dalmatians was far more of a “team effort” - for example, seven of the famed “Nine Old Men” worked on Perdita. There was one notable exception: Marc Davis drew Cruella De Vil entirely on his own.
101 Dalmatians was the final film animator Marc Davis worked on. After animating Cruella De Vil, Davis went to work for WED Enterprises, designing for such iconic Disneyland rides as the Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean.
just a little something i noticed while going over peter pan screen-caps, there’s a scene in both peter pan and 101 dalmatians where you see the Big Ben and in both movies it’s from the same angle, you can see it here :)
In 101 Dalmatians, when Jasper is talking on the phone to Cruella after they have stolen the puppies, Horace is holding a newspaper. Above the dognapping headline on the front page is “CARLSEN SPEAKS”, and a picture of a capsized ship. Just before this, when Cruella is reading the newspapers herself, we can see the line “Truth of the Flying Enterprise saga: Page 6” just under it. This headline helps us to date the story, since the Carlsen in question is Henrik Kurt Carlsen, captain of the freighter Flying Enterprise, which sank after a prolonged struggle in the Atlantic. This was the media event of the year in 1952.
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