Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives
October 16, 2013 - January 4, 2015 |
Animation Tools and Techniques
Walt's drive to improve the process and quality of his studio's animation began to set standards for the art form itself. Other animated shorts had added sound, but it was the precision of synchronized sound effects in Steamboat Willie that made it animation's equivalent of The Jazz Singer. Three-color Technicolor made the short Flowers and Trees the first of its kind in color animation. But the advances in Snow White, cel animation's first feature-length movie, put Walt Disney solidly in the forefront of movie technology. The multiplane camera seen here was a breakthrough in creating the layered depth of animation seen in Snow White and subsequent Disney films.
This section of the exhibit features a concept model of the multiplane camera, and the technical achievement Oscar® awarded for the development of the camera. You'll also see a recreation of a working animator's office—with authentic furniture, models and paints—and original artwork and sculpted models used in the production of classic Disney animation.
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